A Wisconsin Reunion Romance

Romance - Contemporary
277 Pages
Reviewed on 09/15/2014
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Author Biography

Janet Wellington lives in a lovely small town on the coast of Oregon with her 91-years-young mother, and two persnickety rescued cats. She is formerly print-published in romance and time-travel historicals...and now enjoys the indie path, publishing her own ebooks’s a longtime member of Romance Writers of America and a long-distance member of the San Diego RWA Chapter. Besides writing, Janet occasionally teaches writing classes online, speaks at writing conferences (most recently at the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy!!), and does independent editing for published and not-yet-published writers. “I feel like I have been a writer all my life,” Janet says, “from childhood essays that ended up in the Sunday School bulletin, to long-ago burned journals (I hate that I did that!), to love-sick poems written on napkins while having a glass or three of wine, to newsletters and articles and press releases written on-the-job, and finally to happily-ever-after romances. I’ve found my niche.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tina Gibbons for Readers' Favorite

In Homecoming, a Wisconsin Reunion Romance by Janet Wellington, Cory had her heart broken in divorce. Her husband used her to get where he wanted to be in his career and then left her for someone younger and richer. Cory moved back to Faythe, Wisconsin, and took a job caring for Tillie and her nine cats. She learned that Tillie was Jake's great aunt – Jake who broke her heart in high school. Jake ran as far and as fast as he could from Faythe when he was eighteen, leaving Cory behind. When Tillie passed away, she left instructions for Jake and Cory to fix up the house, sell it, and then split the profits. Tillie was a bit of a matchmaker, having connected over fifty couples, who then married. Jake and Cory planned to honor their obligations to Tillie and go their separate ways, but there were surprises in store for them.

I loved the beautiful cover of Homecoming, a Wisconsin Reunion Romance, because I am drawn to houses of that era. Cory and Jake's pain from the past was depicted well enough so I could understand why they were fearful of letting down their defenses and getting involved in a relationship. The sexual tension was consistent and I could feel their connection. I liked them both enough to keep hoping they'd get their happily-ever-after. Some interesting and painful circumstances led to their understanding and admitting how they really felt about each other. I especially liked the touching scenes between Jake and his father later on in the book, centered on forgiveness. I also enjoyed how Tillie was a character and played a role in the plot even though she had died. Janet Wellington penned an enjoyably sweet, romantic tale.