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Where the Heart is

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Reese Larkin had given up on ever going home again, until she realizes that home is the only place she'll ever be able to reclaim what's most important to her. After a call from a long-lost friend, she decides to embark on a road trip to revisit her past and along the way comes to realize that home really is where the heart is...
(originally was titled House of Cards)

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ebook, 256 pages
Published (first published July 10th 2011)
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Barbara
Mar 21, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
A slightly depressing story, but with a wonderful ending, I enjoyed Where the Heart Is. Reese has a fantastic husband and a great family that came along with her marriage to him, but she lets the terrible upbringing with her dysfunctional family and the tragedies in her life weigh her down until her husband Taylor finally gives up and leaves her. At her best friend Ginger's urging, she gets her courage up, returning home to Pittsburg to attend her horrible grandmother's funeral, connect again wi ...more
Mandy Saial
This was a cute , Hilariously ,fast -paced ,sometimes depressing love story . It was like sitting on the couch watching a Hallmark channel movie
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 10/07/2011
Author: Jenny Gardiner
Recommended for: fans of chick lit
Edition: Kindle

I found this book on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought that I would give it a try.I thought that it was a really good heartwarming 'chick lit' book,written by the fantastic Jenny Gardiner. It starts off quite sad and down but it all ends with a nice uplifting ending. We go on a journey with the main character ( Reese) through the bad and tragic events that had happened in her life. The characters
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Jessica
Feb 29, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
I got this book free from amazon.com.

It took me a little while to get used to the jumping around in the timeline. I was afraid it wouldn't pick up, but once I got about halfway through, I had enough of a picture of Reese's life to want to hear more. My heart ached for her the entire story, and while I don't enjoy hearing of such tragedy, it was a good book. I was happy with the end, and would definitely recommend this book as a good story of self discovery and coming to terms with the crap life
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Auriella
Mar 03, 2012 Auriella rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
This book was sad and depressing for 90% of the entire book. However, cuddling with my puppy at 4 in the morning I finally finish and get to the good parts! Glad I stuck with it, but I've read other novels by Gardiner before (under a pen name) and they had much less depressing storylines. She sure is a great writer though, excellent techniques.
Brandy
Jun 29, 2014 Brandy rated it really liked it
A Depressing book with a VERY happy ending! Hard to get into....The Heroine? Reece's family is F'd up for lack of a better word. Won't ruin the story by giving all the details of why. But I'm glad I stuck through this story. 1.I was morbidly curious as to what happens next. 2, Reece's estranged husband was just a doll! Total sweetheart and put up with a lot. Seeing the cover, I thought I'd be reading a typical chick lit/romance. WRONG! Know that that won't be the case. Like I said, I'm glad I ke ...more
Lydia Granger
It's an okay story. Lots of drama. Not a favorite. Reese's life has been nothing but disfunctional from birth to her wedding day when her mother is murdered by her grandmother. The story is about Reese dealing or not dealing with the tragic losses of family, friends and finally separation from her husband. She comes to grip with feelings and the past while she attends her grandmother's funeral.
Jenn Greenleaf
Nov 01, 2013 Jenn Greenleaf rated it really liked it
The plot is quick and to the point, which is something I like when I want to get lost in a book for a little while. I liked the story (Reese struggling with her past and having trouble moving forward until she receives a much needed shove in the right direction), but I wish it hadn't ended so abruptly. With so many chapters leading the reader through all her trials (present day, and past reflection), I was left hungry for more when her problem was resolved. I'm still giving this book four stars ...more
Diane
Mar 27, 2012 Diane rated it did not like it
I found this book to be really aggraviting. I kept reading it in hopes it would get better but eventually enough is enough. Although I thought her writing style was captivating enough, the constant drone of her parents befuddled marriage was sucking the life out ot me. If you are looking for a feel good read skip this one.
Tania
Dec 26, 2012 Tania rated it really liked it
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I am so glad that I discovered Jenny Gardiner! Really enjoyed this and the others that I have read. I look forward to the 4 I just ordered : )
Tania
Jun 25, 2014 Tania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Super glad I discovered this author!!
Suzanne
Feb 27, 2013 Suzanne rated it really liked it
A bit predictable, but a good read. :)
Carolyn
Aug 10, 2012 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
Loved it.
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Jenny Gardiner is the author of #1 Kindle Bestseller Slim to None and the award-winning novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. Her latest works are the It’s Reigning Men series, featuring Something in the Heir; Heir Today Gone Tomorrow; Bad to the Throne; and the upcoming Love is in the Heir. She also published the memoir Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's Determined to Kill Me, ...more
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