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Finding Home: A Novel

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  485 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
What if a secret in your past is the key to healing a broken family’s heart?
When a car crash during a blizzard leaves a woman stranded in the New England countryside with no memory, she’s taken in by Vincent, a banker whose adorable six-year-old daughter, Jadie, has cystic fibrosis and hasn’t spoken since her sister died and her mother disappeared two years ago. But whe
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Bantam (first published December 1st 2009)
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Your typical chic lit, enjoyed it.
Dec 04, 2009 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A young woman wakes up buried in the snow and has no idea what she is doing there. She’s rescued by a local family, and they take her in, promising to look after her until her memory returns. But after several days, she still has no idea where she is, who she is or what she is doing. The family are looking after her well – daughter Jadie is a delight and has spoken for the first time in years, housekeeper Tara is pleasant but she can sense something is awry, and house owner Vincent is distant bu ...more
This is a mystery, with romance, the paranormal and family relationships all thrown in for good message. It's a page turned with twists and reveleations, adn about as believable as the Tooth Fairy. Nut hey, reading is about escapism a lot of the time :)

A young woman has a car accident in a snow storm. She leaves the car, which falls into a river, and when she is found she has lost her memory toatlly. The household that takes her in is rather dysfunctional - a distractted father, grieving for a w
Maggie White
needed something light to read and this certainly was that. Story of amnesia, past lifes, reincarnation, mystery. Usually this would get me excited but I found that this book did not.
Felt that it was very slow and could have been told in about 100 pages less. Got quite bored with the hypnotherapy sessions and there was no real depth to any of the characters. There was so much potential with the plots in the story but maybe there were too many plots.
Story of a girl who has amnesia following hypot
Utterly ludicrous. The plot was like that of a soft porn movie without (mostly) the sex: young woman with amnesia encounters a series of young, brooding, handsome men, all of whom possibly fancy her. The stupid historical subplot was also terribly written, but easy enough to skip entirely.

And why, why, why the 'mystery' of the wife's disappearance? Why keep us in 'suspense' until p.279 of 403 to tell us she's dead when IT ALREADY TELLS US ON THE BACK COVER?!

Reinforces everything that I hate abou
May 26, 2014 Shawna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The UK version is called "Finding Home". Overall it was trite but I enjoyed the love story.
Sick snow day read! This was pretty much modern gothic - there is amnesia, stormy weather that gives us a locked room feeling, a mysterious missing wife and dysfunctional family, plenty of dashing love interests - one of whom may be a bad guy (but which?!), and the heroine is generally in distress but resourceful enough to eventually figure it all out, bring everyone together, and end up happily ever after (and I don't think that's a spoiler, since you go into a book like this expecting that!). ...more
Nov 21, 2016 Assia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Romance, mystère, paranormal et histoire!
Une belle et original histoire d'amour que le temps ne peut faire taire car l'amour éternel est pur et résiste au vieillissement telle une âme respire la vérité et prends plus force lorsqu’il vit dans nos cœurs lorsque l’on y croit.
Je recommande vivement cette histoire aux défendeurs de l’amour sincère, aux rêveurs, aux romantiques.
Abi Holligan
Aug 26, 2012 Abi Holligan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit

A woman has an accident in snowy conditions and wakes up in a family's home, she doesn't remember who she is, where she's from, anything. She stumbles across the family who have taken her in, Vincent the man of the house who works a lot and keeps himself to himself, his daughter Jadie who has been mute for two years since her sister Amber's death and her mother's disappearance, but decides to talk to "Kate" and Tara the housekeeper who obviously has feelings for her employer and his
Mar 03, 2011 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Book discussions/groups
Recommended to Kristi by: Melanie Rose (author)
I just can't decide between 3 stars and 4 stars. I really liked the book, but there were aspects of it that I either didn't feel were necessary or that they detracted from the story.

So, there's a lot going on in this story. Let me map it out for you by character.

Kate has a car accident in a snow blizzard, she has amnesia, she is taken in by a family, and she has memories of a life that can't possibly be hers, yet they seem vividly real.

Vincent is the home owner who takes Kate in. He's recentl
SIMON Karine
Nov 12, 2013 SIMON Karine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je tiens tout particulièrement à remercier Chloé, qui a choisi ce titre pour moi, dans ma PAL, puisqu’elle est ma binôme pour cette nouvelle édition du Challenge Livra’deux pour Pal’addict. Pour ce titre, c’est une bonne pioche, elle ne s’est pas trompée, il m’a énormément plu.

Avec ce titre, et surtout sa couverture très chick-lit, je m’attendais à une lecture assez légère, un peu sentimentale, et peut être un peu rigolote… Quelle erreur ! Et c’est tant mieux ! L’histoire est bien plus profonde
Oct 02, 2011 Christina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Eine Frau ohne Erinnerung. Ein totes Kind. Ein todkrankens Kind. Eine verschwundene Ehefrau. Drei gutaussehende Männer, von denen zwei potentielle Mörder sein könnten. Und eine Frau, die um die vorletzte Jahrhundertwende gelebt hat. Wie diese Personen in eine Geschichte passen?
Eine junge Frau hat während eines Schneesturmes einen Autounfall und verliert dabei ihr Gedächtnis. Sie nennt sich Kate, irgendwie muss sie ja angesprochen werden. Ihr Retter, Vincent, nimmt sie bei sich auf, da durch das
Jan 11, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coming Home is very similar to Rose’s first novel Could It Be Magic? as the main character finds herself in an unusual and magical situation, but I enjoyed the plot. It sounded a lot like Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella, too, and while it is similar in a few ways, the added historical/regression element gives the book its own spin. In a bid to figure out who she is Kate (the name she gives herself as the book progresses) decides to have hypnotherapy to help her to remember but finds herself regr ...more
Feb 13, 2011 Colleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Melanie Rose’s novel, Finding Home, centers around a woman, “Kate”, who gets in a car accident during a New England blizzard. She is rescued and finds herself in the house of Vincent James unable to remember who she is or where she was going. Vincent’s daughter, Jadie, takes an instant liking to her and breaks her two year silence by talking to Kate. Jadie, who has cystic fibrosis, tells Kate that Amber, her dead sister, told her that Kate was coming. Jadie’s nanny, Tara, takes an instant dislik ...more
Sep 20, 2010 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ingrid Fasquelle
Lorsqu'on m'a offert ce roman, je pensais qu'il s'agirait d'un roman de Chick Lit comme un autre, d'un roman qui me procurerait en toute simplicité un bon moment de détente et une lecture facile pour l'été. Aussi vite lu, aussi vite oublié en quelque sorte... Aussi, ai-je été réellement surprise de découvrir un roman consistant, avec une belle profondeur ! L'histoire, bien construite et captivante, happe le lecteur dès les premières pages. Très vite, je me suis sentie "familière" du personnage d ...more
May 14, 2012 Míša* rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, i-own
Když jsem vzala knihu prvně do ruky, první myšlenka byla, že autorka si očividně libuje v amnézii. Ale nebýt ztráty paměti, příběh by byl vlastně úplně jiný.

Návrat domů je román se vším všudy. Dívka v nesnázích, krásný svalovec, roztomilé dítě a všechno obmotané tajnostmi a záhadami. Když jsem se do knihy pustila, byla jsem minimálně zvědavá, co si autorka vymyslí, ale to co se mi dostalo do rukou, určitě to předčilo mé očekávání. Takový příběh, jaký je uveden na těchto stránkách, je prostě orig
Mina Singh
May 25, 2013 Mina Singh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about a young woman who loses her memory after getting into an accident in a snowstorm on route to an unknown destination. She is rescued by Vincent James who owns a house in the country. Upon waking up she faces a young girl Jadie (Vincent's daughter), who due to past tragedies has not spoken to anyone for 2 years. Vincent and Tara the housekeeper think that the arrival of this mystery woman has been a miracle for them as a result of Jadie speaking. In the meantime, the young myst ...more
Jodie (Books for Company)
I haven't been drawn to a book from the first page as much as l was with this one for a long time and the last time l was it was another booked by Melanie called Could it be Magic?

Right from the start l was gripped by this story and read it at any chance l possibly could. I had high expectations after reading her first book and this book didn't let me down, the mystery which her previous book which had kept me so gripped was just as good in this book.

I love Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic books (h
Maureen Sklaroff
This book is a hard book to review. First of all, what genre does it fit into? Mystery, romance, sci fi, paranormal... The story, itself, is really cool. It would make an awesome movie. The writing, however, is very inconsistent. There were times when the writing was so atrocious, I'd almost put the book down for good. Then it would suddenly change and I couldn't put the book down. I began to wonder if the book had been written by more than one person, but there is nothing to indicate that. I wo ...more
Jan 25, 2010 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel is told by a narrator whose name we don't know for most of it, since she loses her memory at the end of the first chapter. She's caught in a snowstorm, and rescued by a farmer, but finds his housekeeper very suspicious. She's also rather spooked by his daughter, who apparently speaks to her deceased sister. Then she starts some informal hypnotherapy with the housekeeper's brother in the hope of finding her memory, only to find herself, apparently, living in a past life in Victorian ti ...more
Kimberly Ann
Aug 31, 2011 Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In all honesty, this is not a book I myself would have chosen to read. And I wish I could give it 3.5 stars, but don't want to do it a disservice by only giving it 3. This book was a page-turner. I read it on recommendation from my Nana, and I couldn't put it down. I'm a quick reader as it is, and Rose's prose is accessible. The chapters are short, and often end with a cliffhanger; this also impelled me to continue reading. I suspended my disbelief a lot with this book, and allowed certain thing ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
This is an interesting and engrossing story, and the author does a great job of interweaving Kate and Kitty’s stories to a logical and satisfying conclusion. The atmosphere in a good part of the novel is melancholy and depressing. Kate and Kitty are likable as are Adam and his family, but I found it hard to either like or sympathize with Tara and Vincent and I immediately disliked Maria. Ghostly visitors were very interesting. Jadie, the little girl with cystic fibrosis is a bright spot througho ...more
Jun 16, 2015 Den rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't what I expected it to be. I was expecting a quick romance novel but it contained a twist after a twist after a twist.
'Kate' is found in the snow without any knowledge of who she is. The area is cut off due to a snowstorm so she stays with a family whose daughter hasn't spoken for two years since the mum left them, after the death of her sister. But with Kate's arrival she finds her voice. But was there something more sinister with the 'mum's disappearance' - what secrets does the hou
Jul 27, 2011 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In general, I have to say there was a lot going on in this book. At times, there were just too many story lines. But I was hooked enough to stick it out to find out what happens and who the main character really is (she has amnesia . . . slight spoiler alert: it's not all that climactic when she remembers who she is). Glad I didn't have to pay for the book - yet another passed along from my aunt. She wants it back to pass on to more people. Have to say that I wouldn't necessarily pass it along m ...more
Andrea Howarth-Salazar
I really enjoyed this novel, particularly the way it blends romance, mystery and an element of surrealism. I was hooked until the end and loved the storyline. Lots of questions were raised - about reincarnation, soulmates and destiny - all of which were explored but never patronisingly answered for the reader; the reader is given the option to make up her own mind. The writing flows quickly, with short chapters and cliffhanger endings and the narrator is an empathetic guide. I would totally reco ...more
Inge Hulsker
Oct 03, 2015 Inge Hulsker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story, the woman with amnesia comes into a stuggling family and helps them, just by being a fresh addition. I like the combination of different characters, esp the neighbours old parents Betty and Bill.
I was afraid the book might loose my interesest with the paranormal parts like previous lives and ghosts, but it didn't go too far and I didn't mind going along with it.
It had a nice happy ending. The final chapter 'two years later' was an unnecessary addition, it was already wrapped up nic
Jul 09, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The edition that I read is actually titled Finding Home. Interestingly, when I searched that on Goodreads I couldn't find the book.

Anyway, I loved this book! It was a great twist on "time travel romance" books that have been popular in recent years (and subsequently adapted into movies). More than just romance or even "time travel" spirituality also is a theme in this book. While being a romantic book it certainly read more like a mystery than your typical romance novel.
Jan 31, 2011 Eleanor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book!
It was even better than the first novel of Melanie Rose I read.

I do not really want to describe too much of the plot, because I would probably give too much away.

In summary it had everything that makes me love a book – an amazing and refreshing story, strong and believable characters, an exciting plot that keeps you asking yourself what will happen next, a great love-story and a happy-ending!
Ok woo this book was mmmmm.....interesting I mean there were ghost, past life and a snow storm. Oh!! Did I mention the people can I just say they are all a little crazy. I think the only sane ones was Betty & Bill and the said part they are an elderly couple Bill hands and body doesn't work and poor Betty has demintra. This book was a like to wordy and far fetched for my taste.
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Melanie Rose is the author of Finding Home (Jan '11) and Life As I Know It, (Feb 2010)
Both books are published in the US by Bantam and previously published in the UK as Coming Home and Could It be Magic? and across Europe under different titles, earning her a place on the bestseller list in Germany as Mein Tag Ist Deine Nacht.
Melanie has been a writer all her life whilst caring for children as a c
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