A Place to Call Home

Written by: Merrillee Whren

Recommended by: Debra Holland

Price at time of purchase: $3.99

Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance

Give a brief description of the story.

Kurt Jansen has spent six years in jail for the murder of his wife—a murder he didn’t commit. Now that he’s free, he wants to find out her murderer and win back custody of his kids. A prison minister refers Kurt, a carpenter to Molly Finnarty, who’s restoring an old home, in order to make it into a bed and breakfast.

Although attracted to each other, Kurt must overcome his bitterness and Molly her distrust before they can develop their relationship. In the process, the two join forces to find the murderer, restore Kurt’s reputation, and help him become a father again.

What did you think the author did particularly well?

She crafted two wounded people who were able to help each other heal. There were enough twists of the story to keep my interest, and the inspirational elements were integral to the story.

What was your favorite thing about the story?

I love fixing-up-old-houses stories, and the author did a wonderful job of creating a setting for the story to unfold.

Fans who enjoy Robin Lee Hatcher and Francine Rivers might enjoy this book.

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