Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Last One Home Book Review

I was at the library for the millionth time over break and a book in the new release section caught my eye.  I don't usually grab those books because they have to be returned in 14 days and no renewals but I decided that I would since I was mostly through my other books.  Last One Home: A Novel
by Debbie Macomber was sitting looking at me with this cover and I couldn't leave it on the shelf even though I didn't have a clue what series it went with.  The library was going to be closed for a day so I might have also been panicked that I wouldn't ever get another library book.

Debbie Macomber, author of the Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series, delivers an inspiring new stand-alone novel about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love.  Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close—until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.

Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.

I loved this book.  I started it one night and didn't even go to sleep until it was nearly time to wake up.  I read lots of this book and woke up the next morning and finished reading it.  There are the books that I love and hate because I can't put them down but I don't get anything else done.  Good news is that I won't have to worry about renewing it now :)  Luckily, it was a quick read and I got to start on some of my other projects even with the lack of sleep.  It was a tear jerker and I think that I went through 4 tissues while I was reading so make sure you are prepared for all the emotions.  This books was wonderful and I wish that there were others in the series but I think that this a stand alone novel so you and I will have to satisfied with what we got because it ends too quickly.  I hope that you check it out at your local library or bookstore soon.I think that you will enjoy it as much as I did and have trouble putting it down.

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