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Longing for Home (Mirror Lake #4)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  20 reviews
It seems like the perfect solution: hotel mogul Alex Porter will manage his sister's small-town bed-and-breakfast while she honeymoons. But he gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself clashing with feisty café owner Kate Nichols. Suddenly he's organizing church outings and playing surrogate dad to the foster children Kate takes in. Alex is used to taking charg ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Love Inspired
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Longing for Home is the fourth book in Kathryn Springer's Mirror Lake series. Alex and Kate clashed--I mean met--for the first time at the end of A Place to Call Home, the first book in the series. Right away, I thought they should get their own story.

I love when an author takes a character I can't stand, shows me what makes him tick, and makes me love him. Alex Porter is one such character. To this point in the series, he is the rich city boy who thinks he knows better than everyone about every
So far a very typical romance, which is starting to annoy me. The two characters are both gorgeous, they have a physical attraction, but seemingly incompatible values and they get on each other's nerves. They'll fall in love against their better judgement, which everyone around them sees, but they are currently denying. I suspect there's going to be at least one major confrontation between them after they have accepted that they are in love (which is typical for stories like that). Meh... I don' ...more
Anna Marie
SOOOO very happy that this book was back on track!

Yes, I'm working my way thru the Mirror Lake series. And (((mostly))) I'm loving them. As much as an ex-Christian who can't stand it when her Savior is called by that incorrect de-Hebrewed moniker, Jee-zus, can. I deal, for the sake of the story, but bristle, every time.

This is Kate and Alex's story - both of whom have been in all of the previous Mirror Lake books. Kate is the feisty red-headed cafe owner who is a whirling dervish, a woman who ta
Charline Bonham
Alex Porter is a hotel mogul and he ends up running his sister's bed-and-breakfast while she honeymoons for 2 weeks. He can't cook so Abby has her best friend do the cooking and the sparks fly.
Kate and Alex cannot be in the same room without an argument. He thinks Kate lets people take advantage of her not realizing she loves to help people. Read to see if she can help Alex understand the concept of drive him away.

Mary M
It was okay - liked it, would read more in the series but not desperate to do so. Late updating good reads - I think I might have rated it higher right when I read it but after a month, I'm already a bit fuzzy on the details.
This. Was. The best book I have ever read in my entire life, with maybe one exception. It gave me shivers the entire way through, the way the cold, relentless, scarred and unemotional Alex Porter charged head-on to bubbly, content, small-town, and lovable Kate Nichols, when he suddenly halted to a screeching stop, and just swept Kate off her feet. In the beginning of the book, I was able to replace Alex and Kate with myself and a person I know, which made it all the more exciting (the only diffe ...more
Crystal Memmott
Longing for Home is a very good, clean, romance story. I enjoyed getting to know the main characters, Kate Nichols and Alex Porter. I enjoyed their arguments, Kate's spunky spirit, and Alex's arrogance. It was fun to watch as Alex changed his priorities and fell in love.

My parents own a Bed & Breakfast establishment, so I could relate to that part of the storyline. I loved the small-town setting near a lake. This was a fun story and I was disappointed to finish reading it; I didn't want the
Although this book stood on its own, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read some of the previous books in the series. A lot of characters kept popping up who were clearly from other books. Most of the Love Inspired books that I have enjoyed were more spiritual than overtly religious as this book was. Still an enjoyable read.
Alex Porter and Kate Nichols. A romance story were they both disdain on another, then grudgingly admire the other, and then fall in love.

Favorite quote:"Is this a good time to mention that placing a tape recorder under a person's pillow and playing subliminal messages only works in the movies?"
it was so uplifting and inspiring in so many ways and the romance was perfect it wasnt dirty or vulgar at all it was just wonderful hands down it was good!
Crystalstar Hall
entertaining. great read. I loved it and cant wait to read more from this author.
Beautiful well written story, very uplifting as well as entertaining
Kami Reeve
Clean, enjoyable, predictable, Christian romance novel. I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this book and the series. I look forward to the next one
Sparks fly between a hotelier and a cafe owner.
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Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2007 Write Touch Reader’s Award (long contemporary), grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child, she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. ...more
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