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The Fireman's Homecoming (Gordon Falls #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Black Sheep Son

Nothing about going home to Gordon Falls is easy for fireman Clark Bradens. His role as local bad boy is firmly established, though he's determined to use his newfound faith to change people's minds. But Clark isn't the only one coming home to hard times. When Melba Wingate came home from Chicago to help her ailing father, she wasn't expecting to unravel a f
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Love Inspired
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Mar 05, 2017 Sparrow12 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed it. Allie Pleitier has a way of drawing you right in. reading about dealing with Alzheimer's was especially interesting.
Kathy Eberly
Jun 21, 2013 Kathy Eberly rated it it was amazing
I love books about real life heroes and lately I have a fascination for books about firefighters. It could be that my own son is a firefighter, but I digress. Not only does this book have my favorite type of hero, but it has other topics that are near and dear to my heart, namely Alzheimer's disease and a family secret as well as feelings of inferiority. Put these items altogether and you have the ingredients to a good story.
I love the development of characters in Allie's books and the vulner
Jul 08, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it
What a cute story showing how God can easily change the course of lives when we wait on Him. Melba was fearful when she first moved back home to help her ailing father...needed friends, was lonely. Then she discovered a secret that threw her for a loop and almost lassoed her new male friend too! Their questions were, "How could they?" But Melba joins the ladies group at church for support as her friend, Clark pursues a new career taking his father's old position. There is some healing that needs ...more
Oct 29, 2013 Sparrow12 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed rereading The Fireman's Homecoming.
I turned to some of the scriptures referenced and found great comfort, specifically Psalm 139.
Feb 27, 2017 Sharon rated it it was amazing
I don't normally give these little Love Inspired romances 5 stars, but I really loved this one. The plot was well thought out and well written. I liked both Clark and Melba and loved how the book was so full of mercy and grace without being downright preachy.
Kym McNabney
Oct 25, 2013 Kym McNabney rated it it was amazing
When I discovered the first book in the Gordon Falls series by ALLIE PLEITER, FALLING FOR THE FIREMAN, I knew I’d be reading the series. A story about a black sheep son, THE FIREMAN’S HOMCOMING didn’t disappoint. If I had to choose between the Gordon Falls books thus far, I’d say THE FIREMAN’S HOMCOMING is my favorite.

Clark Bradens moves back to his hometown after years away to take over his father’s position as fire chief. One may think it was joyfully handed to him, but having been the town’s
Aug 16, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Gordon Falls
Book 2

Oh, what a great book! There were so many issues and emotions that ran through this book. Melba finds out a terrible family secret while caring for her young father who has a aggressive form of Alzheimer's disease. Clark is dealing with his own issues - trying to be accepted into a town that sees him as the "bad boy." He's supposed to become chief when his father retires, but he learns a deep family secret about his own family that could cause all kinds of problems.

Neither of t
Jill Kemerer
Allie Pleiter writes lovable, relatable characters. I love her voice!

Melba returns home to care for her father who has Alzheimer's. Overwhelmed and discouraged, she could use a friend. Clark, the former bad-boy turned responsible firefighter, becomes that friend. A life-changing secret threatens their blooming romance, and Melba and Clark both come to terms with their pasts and what they want for the future.

From beginning to end, I enjoyed this book. Melba was so sympathetic, while Clark was th
Jul 10, 2013 Tami rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.I really enjoyed this book. It's a heartwarming tale of falling into an inconvenient & unexpected love between a small town good girl & former bad boy that left their small town, only to return when their families needed them; as well as the trials & emotions that come with caring for a parent that is falling victim to Alzheimer's Disease.

It also reveals the damage that can come from keeping secrets within the family, while at the
Harlequin Books
"Pleiter accurately portrays the heartbreak associated with Alzheimer's in this touching book dedicated to caregivers." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: Gordon Falls
Category: Inspirational Romance
Aug 30, 2013 June rated it really liked it
Full of twist, turns and surprises. A fun story to read.
Aug 12, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
One of Pleiter's best so far, with great emotional range and sensitivity.
Jun 27, 2013 Mistyblue rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a fun read. I enjoyed the characters and the way they grew. It was also fun to come back to Gordon Falls. I can't wait for the next installment in the series.
Apr 04, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this yesterday. Easy reading! I love her books!
Jan 05, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
WOW so touching and awesome!!!!:)
Jan 22, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing
Great mystery with the happy ending I enjoy so much! Definitely worth the time to read.
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An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools, and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, spent fifteen years in the field of professional fu ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Gordon Falls (6 books)
  • Falling for the Fireman (Gordon Falls, #1)
  • The Firefighter's Match (Gordon Falls, #3)
  • A Heart to Heal (Gordon Falls, #4)
  • Saved by the Fireman (Gordon Falls, #5)
  • Small-Town Fireman (Gordon Falls, #6)

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