Pathway to Home

A Becker Family Novel

Romance - Contemporary
318 Pages
Reviewed on 11/26/2020
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Author Biography

Pat Wahler is a Missouri native and proud contributor to nineteen Chicken Soup for the Soul titles. Pat is the author of three novels and is currently at work on her next book under the supervision of two rescues: one bossy cat, and a spoiled Pekingese-poodle mix pup. Connect with her at

Pathway to Home is the third book in the Becker Family Novels. I am thrilled to share Mira Gordon's story, in this wrap-up to the series.

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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Pathway to Home: A Becker Family Novel by Pat Wahler will appeal strongly to fans of contemporary romance with complex characters. Not long after casting the ashes of her mother into the waters, Mira is given a letter her mother left behind with her friend, Dinah. In the letter, she shares the secret she had kept until death: “One I’ve resisted. Until now. I can tell you about your father.” Now, Mira Gordon can’t resist the urge to go and look for James Todd, her father, on a journey that takes her from Key West to Kansas City. When Aiden Stewart, a single parent and firefighter, sets his eyes on Mira, he is fascinated by her. He knows deep in his heart that he wants her. But can they move on from their painful pasts to embrace the possibility of a happy future together?

This is a story with strong plot points and interesting characters. The premise is powerful: Mira suddenly discovers the identity of her father and learns from a letter how he met her mother. But she has no clue why he left and never came back. Her quest will not only unveil a tragedy that made it impossible for James Todd to come back to the love of his life but will reveal a family she never knew existed and a man who will turn her world the way her father turned her mother’s. The characters are well-developed and the author explores the way their pasts have affected them with skill and cleverness. Pathway to Home: A Becker Family Novel by Pat Wahler is a beautiful romance with themes of family, love, parenting, and death — and these themes are well-written. It is fast-paced and emotionally rich. I found myself rooting for the characters from the very start and cared so much about them that I wanted to know what happened next to them. Simply gorgeous!

Edilyn Trinidad

Pathway to Home by Pat Wahler is a romantic novel about Mira Gordon, a beautiful Key West native, and Aiden Stewart, a dashing fireman from Kansas City. After the death of her mother, Mira found herself all alone in the world. Her mother left a letter containing a secret that compelled her to take a long road trip to Kansas City where she met Aidan, a widower with an adorable daughter. As both Mira and Aidan struggled with the loss of a loved one, the attraction between them grew. This story is filled with heart-warming scenes about family, love, and second chances. Pathway to Home will delight its readers with charming characters and delectable pastries! It also shows that determination and hard work is the key to achieving one’s dream.

Pat Wahler’s Pathway to Home is a wonderful story! The chemistry between Aidan and Mira was amazing. I loved Mira’s strong, independent, and kind character. Her drive to achieve her dreams without taking advantage of other people is admirable. The pastries described in this story made my mouth water; I wish I could taste them. I am delighted that I got a glimpse into a fireman’s life and the dangers they place themselves in just to help during a crisis. I am also sure a lot of people will be able to relate to Aidan’s struggle as a single parent. It’s hard to step away a little to let our children find their way. Pathway to Home is not just about romance; it’s also a heart-warming story about finding one’s way.

Susan Sewell

When a mother dies, a shocking secret forever alters her daughter's life in the heart-warming novel, Pathway to Home (A Becker Family Novel) by Pat Wahler. After her mother dies, Mira packs her belongings into her VW van and travels sixteen hundred miles to locate her father. When she arrives at her destination, Mira is dismayed by what she discovers. Not receiving the welcome she hoped for, Mira temporarily stays with her father's relatives until she can decide where to go from there. With all the new changes in her life, Mira is having trouble deciding where to live. In addition to her friends asking her to come home, her new family is urging her to stay with them, and Mira feels pulled in two different directions. Can a handsome widower and his daughter influence her choice?

Pathway to Home (A Becker Family Novel) by Pat Wahler is a light romance that touches the heart. It is a well-written story with a strong plotline and an enchanting storyline. I was impressed with how Mira, the protagonist, picked up the pieces of her life and moved on after the loss of her mother. With her warmth, compassion, and generosity, Mira's unpretentious and natural personality is appealing and likable. There is just a smidgen of conflict within the intriguing plot to keep this delightful story suspenseful and captivating from beginning to end. With engaging characters and an entertaining plot, it is a charming story that will delight everyone who loves a good clean romance.