No Place Like Home

Fiction - Anthology
448 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2013
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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

No Place Like Home treats the reader to a collection of stories about those who have wandered and those who feel lost. In each story, Christmas is approaching and there are ties to be made stronger and personal issues to be resolved if the main character is truly to call a chosen place "home."

Mary Carter writes about a childhood carousel that forever changed her life, as well as the life of a young boy with blue eyes. When they meet as adults, each has issues to resolve and each has needs to be met. In A Rose in Winter, author Laura Florand takes the reader to France where a wealthy man feels lost and unfulfilled until introduced to an American woman who dares to take a chance on love. Linda Lael Miller writes The 24 Days of Christmas, a story of losses and lost loves. It is a story of reinventing the concept of family and a story of choices that pull one toward love and healing. Christmas Angel by Kat Martin introduces the reader to post-Civil War problems in the South. When Angel's intended, Josh, joins the North, Angel feels devastated and she vows never again to think of the man she now believes to be a traitor. But, Christmas is just around the corner and, as we all know, strange and magical things happen at Christmastime.

No Place Like Home is a lovely collection of thoughts, images, and possibilities. We feel for those who have lost and cheer for those who dare to love again. We move past our fears and prejudices and we reach out to what is yet available to us. We find peace and happiness - in all the right places.