Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Homecoming

PhotobucketThe Homecoming
Written by Dan Walsh
Published at Revell

 About the book

A reluctant war hero returns home and encounters a new chance at love.

No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start?

Dan Walsh does not disappoint in this tender story of family ties and the healing of a broken heart.

 Who is Dan Walsh?

Dan Walsh is the author of The Unfinished Gift and The Homecoming. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan is also a pastor and lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area.

My Thoughts

Oh the joy to reconnect with beloved characters of a previous novel you have read.   I had previously reviewed The Unfinished Gift along with a bunch of other Christmas Novel last year.   Well this book, The Homecoming, is picking up exactly where The Unfinished Gift left you off.  

So it was a pleasure to reconnect with the Collins and their neighbor as well as Miss Townsend.    Once again, you are swept through history and back during the World War II times.   This novel will make you discover the war bonds, which I didn’t know existed until now.   Also you will experience the dramatic setting of a bombing scene in England when the main character Major Collins brings his son and his nanny there.  

I enjoyed reading the second installment with these characters.   This novel is a love story but it is written in such a way that you will enjoy many events throughout the novel before encountering the romance part of it.   You will follow the characters through a sudden assignment of a father who had just came back from war, the relocation back in England, the sickness of grand-pa, and much more.

I loved reading this new novel from Dan Walsh and hope that I will be able to reconnect with the characters in the future.  

A reading group guide is also available at Revell.  To access it, simple click on the download button at this link.

The book, The Homecoming,  has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

The Homecoming is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, including and

733896: The Homecoming

The Homecoming

1 comment:

  1. Loved your review, so glad you enjoyed the sequel too. My wife was a SAHM who homeschooled our two all the way through. Our youngest is 20 now. Both doing well.

    We may get back to the Collins family down the road, perhaps revisit them in the 1950's. My next book starts a new story, set in 1857. I've just posted a blog with the new cover, if you're curious. Just go to my website and click on "Latest News."

    BTW, your translation in English is flawless, would have never known it's not your first language.