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A Time For Home (Snowberry Creek #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  285 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Welcome to the small rustic town of Snowberry Creek....

As Nick Jenkins travels from the war zones of Afghanistan to his comrade’s hometown, the kinds of wounds he carries with him have little to do with the shrapnel damage to his arm. Burdened with the guilt of failing to save his friend Spence, Nick is nonetheless determined to find a home for the dog that had been Spenc
Paperback, 316 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Signet
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Jun 26, 2013 Glmomich rated it it was amazing
Unbelievable book! This author did a fabulous job with the subject of what our Veterans deal with when they come home from war. I thank all our Veterans for all the service and sacrifice! This book also brings to light the dog's that serve in our military also. This is a "MUST READ" book!
Jan 08, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this romance of a soldier back from Afghanistan, a dog called Mooch and Lief another soldier back as well. Then there is Callie who has a home she thinks she'd like to turn into a bed and breakfast. A fun emotional read.
Feb 13, 2017 Jess rated it really liked it

Nick, Spence, and Leif are fighting in Afghanistan with the rest of their troop when they are ambushed and attacked. Spence and Leif are hurt, both needing Nick's help to carry them to safety. Unfortunately, Nick can only carry one at a time. Nick carries Leif to safety first due to his excessive need for a medic, but before he can go back for Spence there's an explosion. When Nick is finally able to get to Spence, all he finds are bloody dog tags.

Because of this situation, Nick is stricken wit
Jan 19, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it
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Aurian Booklover
Oct 09, 2013 Aurian Booklover rated it liked it
Fighting in Afghanistan, Nick’s team was ambushed and cut of from the rest of the troops. When both his friends needed his help getting back to safety, he could safe only one. Spence was unconscious, but alive, and Leif needed a medic badly as he was bleeding severely from his foot. And so Nick carried Leif to safety, but before he and the rest of the team could go back for Spence, there was another explosion. The only thing they found, were his blood dogtags.
Months later, Nick is still guild r
Sandy M
Sep 24, 2013 Sandy M rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’ve been a fan of Alexis Morgan’s since I read her Paladins when they first debuted. Unfortunately, I’m a bit behind in reading that series, thus I didn’t know she’s now writing contemporaries along with paranormals. Snowberry Creek is heartwarming small-town America and hits home for me, but can that eclipse the otherworldly Ms. Morgan is so very good at writing?

Not quite. While this is a good book, for me her talent is definitely in the paranormal world. But this is a nice change of pace, and
Stephanie  G
Sep 26, 2013 Stephanie G rated it liked it
When Callie’s best friend, Spence, dies serving in Afghanistan she discovers he left her his home. Callie is staying at her parents’ house while they are both on vacation. She’s trying to figure out what to do with her inherited home when Nick, who served with Spence, shows up with his dog Mooch. He came with the intent of talking Callie into giving Mooch a forever home, something he believed Spence wanted, but once he meets Callie he stays on to help her fix Spence’s old home. Once he spends a ...more
Aug 07, 2013 Ellie rated it really liked it
A Time for Home, Snowberry Creek #1, Alexis Morgan
Grade: B-

“I’m glad you’re here, too, and not just because you mowed my grass.”

Nick Jenkins lost himself in the war and now returning home from Afghanistan he doesn’t know where he fits in. The only thing getting him through the day is his mission to get his fallen soldier and best friend, Spence’s dog to Spence’s best friend Callie. Callie blows Nick away from the start and he soon is finding excuses to stay In Snowberry Creek and help Callie fix

J’ai Lu lance avec deux romans sa nouvelle collection Best Friend, autrement dit des romans avec des animaux, chien chat, cheval...qui tiennent une place importante.L’idée n’est pas nouvelle puisque de nombreuses auteures comme Kristan Higgins ou Elizabeth Hoyt dotent en général leurs personnages d’un petit animal domestique qui apporte tendresse et humour à certaines scènes. D’autres, comme Jill Shalvis, ont même écrit des séries centrées autour d’animaux
Jul 28, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
Nick Jenkins is back from Afghanistan, recuperating from a bombing that killed his best friend, Spencer and left several in the group injured. He came cross-country to the Pacific Northwest to get away from his hovering parents with the intent of bringing Mooch, Spencer's dog, to Callie and them moving on. Yet as soon as he spends some time here, he is not sure he wants to leave.

Callie was Spencer's best friend. She is between jobs, staying in Snowberry Creek and making some decisions about Spen
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
This book started out nicely and I took a quick liking to Nick. He's a strong soldier who's suffered trauma and the loss of his friend in the line of duty. Spence, Nick's deceased friend from the military, has left his home to his childhood friend, Callie. They were best friends as children and grew up next door to each other. Nick pays her a visit in hopes of finding a permanent home for a dog Spence (and his unit) took off the streets of Afghanistan. Callie is also coming to terms with Spence' ...more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
I am totally in love with this author's Warriors of the Mist series so picked up this book although I knew it was a different read. I knew it had a dog in it and that it was about a returning soldier so that was enough to draw me in. I enjoyed the story of Nick coming home from Afghanistan to his fallen comrade, Spence's, home town and bringing the dog their company rescued with him. "Mooch" had returned the favor by alerting their company to danger and saving their lives. Because Nick was prett ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Em rated it really liked it
I like to start by thanking Goodreads for selecting me to receive an ARC copy through Firstreads and also the author Alexis Morgan, who autographed the book.

One of the reasons why I entered the Firstreads giveaway for this book is that I liked the idea of reading something dealing with the return to home for soldiers. PTSD from war is just not really something that is dealt with a lot in chick lit so I thought that would be interesting - and it was. I found myself riveted to the book, and basic
Lucy Dosch
Jul 12, 2013 Lucy Dosch rated it liked it
I was really looking forward to this story. I had Alexis Morgan on my want to read list for quite awhile now. This sounded like it was right up my alley with a wounded hero working past his grief with the help of the relationship he finds with someone who can share his grief.

Unfortunately, Nick's guilt about feeling responsible for not saving Spence and then returning to Spence's hometown and falling for Spence's girl and stepping into the life that Spence has wanted, got tedious after awhile. H
Jan 12, 2016 SweetSue rated it liked it
It was well written, a good balance between the romance and the "suspense". I liked the premise and the way she handled the subject of PTSD. Nick and Callie both acted like adults and for the most part talked about things as they came up. That made the fact that it took Nick the entire book to figure out that Callie had loved Spence only as a brother a bit unrealistic. Even so, I didn't really understand his stance that he couldn't have "Spence's woman." Spence was dead and Callie certainly wasn ...more
What a beautiful story, I loved this. Reeling from the choices he made in Afghanistan that cost his friend, Spence's life, Nick's in Snowberry to bring Spence's friend, Callie, the dog Spence rescued oversees. Spence left everything to Callie instead of his greedy uncle and Callie is thinking about turning Spence's house into a B&B. At loose ends, Nick sticks around first only agreeing to help with the overgrown lawn but his attraction to her fights against his need to leave.

What I loved the
Aug 27, 2013 Kristi rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, chic-lit
This was my first Alexis Morgan story to read, and I absolutely enjoyed her seemingly effortless writing style. She created three main characters (I can't forget Mooch, he stole my heart from page one!) with depth and complexity that I continued to cheer for along each step of their journey. I quickly became immersed in the story of the war hardened soldier who struggles to reintegrate into "normal" society. I truly enjoyed the developing relationship between Callie and Nick as she seemed to kno ...more
This one is about Nick and Callie (and Mooch).

Nick is harboring a whole lot of grief, guilt, and self-hatred.
Callie sees the turmoil and haunted looks in Nick but does not know how to help him, if she even can.
Mooch just wants everyone to be happy.
Spence left everything to Callie, which makes some people really unhappy.
Things go missing, Nick starts getting overly protective & calls Leif for reinforcements.

A good book. Forgiveness and Understanding are key focal points here as well as
Sep 02, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
I was happy to receive a free, autographed, uncorrected proof copy of this book but was not required to provide a review.
When I received the book, my grandson was leaving Agfhanistan the next day after completing his first deployment in Afghanistan and I was not sure I could read this subject.

This book is set in a small, friendly town. There were mostly good people and I loved Mooch! I enjoyed the closeness of the veterans and know this happens to people in stressful occupations. My only problem
I think my main problem with this book is I expected lots and lots of angst. Unfortunately what I got was pretty watered down.

It wasn't a bad read, the story was okay, the writing was good, the characters were not bad...I just didn't feel anything. I felt like I was just reading to see what happens next, hoping I'll want to shed a tear, or feel the burden that's on our characters' shoulders.. I just never did, sorry.

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Sharon Kurtz
May 10, 2014 Sharon Kurtz rated it really liked it
This book rocked me. Anybody who has dealt with a veteran suffering from PTSD and trying to re-acclimate to civilian life can seriously relate to this story. I am sure than anyone who has never suffered the trauma of a wounded warrior, what a loved one goes through as they try to come to terms with what they have gone through, will not get the emotional wallop that comes in this story. They may think that Nick is a wuss and should put his 'big boy' pants on and get over himself. But it's not tha ...more
Jan 22, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
#1 in Snowberry Creek series. Romantic fiction, including military wounded warrior, ptsd themes. Takes place in small town. This first book starts out in Afganistan, where one of a trio of US Army friends dies in a roadside bomb. His buddies travel to his hometown after they are stateside, and of course fall in love with local women. Nice story. First time I've read this author - she usually writes very dark fiction about vampires, etc. Give her a try if you like romantic fiction based in small ...more
Une histoire sympathique pour les adeptes des liaisons interdites qui ne le sont pas vraiment finalement !

Pour ma part, je ne vois pas trop l'intérêt de cette nouvelle collection "Best Friend" centrée sur les animaux. Mookie est certes présent dans cette histoire mais il n'est pas non plus indispensable. Il ajoute juste une touche de tendresse.

Ma chronique ici :
Jun 23, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
A Time For Home by Alexis Morgan: Callie is between job contracts at the moment, temporarily staying at her parents home. When she hears shortly after arriving that her good friend Spence has died in Afghanistan, she is shocked and devastated. Even more shocking is that he's left his house and all his belongings to Callie. She is not sure what she's going to do... Read More
Mar 24, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Alexis Morgan and she is an author I will continue to read. I loved the development of her characters. She spends time developing a plot and characters that have flaws. These are soldiers returning from war with both physical and emotional issues and it's not always a happy story line but they work through the issues. I like where she is heading with this series and I look forward to reading the next two books in the series!
Erin Wu
Apr 25, 2014 Erin Wu rated it it was ok
Good story base. A bit confusing at times. Lack of scenery descriptions and details. Got frustrated with the 2 main characters at times, like the same problems keep rolling up, over-thinking it, and it's making the situation worse than it already is. Also couldn't feel the chemistry between lovers.
Nov 21, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
I've read several of the paranormal releases by this author in the past, so finding a new contemporary series was a surprise. I enjoyed what I read in the blurb and snatched it right up. I'm glad I did. I like the nicely developed characters, location, plot line and writing style. When the next one is released I'll be buying it as well. I even recommended it to a friend and my sister.
Jan 04, 2014 Sheila rated it really liked it

My first book of the year and I really enjoyed it. I pretty much figured out what was going to happen . . or I hoped so anyway . . early in the book. I will definitely read more books by this author.
Bette Hansen
Sep 25, 2013 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable read! After his buddy Spence dies in Afghanistan wounded soldier Nick travels to Spence's hometown of Snowberry Creek to visit Spence's girl Callie to give her his buddy's beloved dog. But nothing is ever that simple! Recommended read!
Liz L
Feb 10, 2014 Liz L rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I've read for pleasure since the Debbie Macomber Ceader cove series I hope this series goes on for a very very long time starting More Than A Touch later tonight. Callie and Nick along with all the other supporting characters felt as though I've known them forever,.
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Alexis Morgan grew up near St. Louis and received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her husband have made the Pacific Northwest their home for more than thirty years, where she launched her career as a writer. She is published in paranormal romance, fantasy romance, American West historicals, and most recently, contemporary romances with her new Snowberry Creek s ...more
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