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Sugarplum Homecoming (Whisper Falls #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  92 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews

A New Mommy For Christmas

Widower Davis Turner doesn't need to hear his children's whispered wishes for a new mom to recognize that new neighbor Lana Ross is a beautiful woman. But he worries that his feelings for the former bad girl could put his family at risk for small-town scandal. Lana knows she should steer clear of Davis. Yet she can't resist spending time with the h

Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Love Inspired
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Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I got a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Okay to be perfectly honest when I requested to review this book I did not realize this would be Christian romance. It usually doesn't bother me. I have read a few Christian Fictions before where it was pretty laid back, just a nice clean read. This one had a bit more overwhelming references in it, but I guess with a Christmas book it was kind of expected.

Anyway, overall just the general story-line was actually kind of
Jan 02, 2015 Tammy rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars. I am a sucker for stories where children wish or pray for a new mommy/daddy for Christmas. There's something heartwarming about new families being made over holiday celebrations and rituals.

Davis' children pray for a new mom "with brown hair" and right after they do brown-haired Lana and her daughter move to town. Davis remembers Lana as the bad girl from high school but despite malicious town gossip--and his own sister warning him away--decides to give adult Lana the benefit of th
Jan 30, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Whisper Falls
Book 3

You can't get much cuter than three little kids who want to get their parents together! Two strong, well-developed characters and three children make this a very good book! Though Davis Turner is your typical character - widowed with two kids and raised in a good home with two loving parents, Lana Ross is a different story. An abusive mom, an absent dad, and a dysfunctional childhood put her and her sister in troubled times. Lana came out of it after she found Jesus. She's mov
Feb 20, 2014 Vivian rated it liked it
I loved coming back to this community. The snack shack was still there! Reminder how integral I am to the community around us. What a great story of overcoming fears for others. Blessings abound for the one who has his neighbors needs in mind!
Nov 22, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
This was a sweet romance. The lovey dovey stuff wasn't overdone. There was more substance to the story, than many of the stories I have been finding lately. Lana and her niece, Sydney have come to live in Lana's home town. Lana's mother has died, and she has terrible memories of her mothers abusive behavior to her and her twin sister. Lana and her sister had gone to Nashville to try to make it as singers. They had both gotten into drug or alcohol. Tess had had Sydney, and Lana had been the one r ...more
Sep 28, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it

My Review: Sugarplum Homecoming

4 stars

Parents should never sleep especially during the day when kids will climb anything. That would be scary to see your kids climb rocks to a waterfall. Nathan and Page got their dad to take them on a picnic by the falls. So while he slept they could climb up the rocks and get behind waterfall and say a special prayer. They want a new mom with brown hair.

Sugarplum is sweet, laughed so hard when Davis told how he scared some teenagers that breaking into her haunt
Dec 18, 2013 Janga rated it really liked it
Paige Turner, almost ten, and her eight-year-old brother Nathan know the legend of their hometown Whisper Falls, Arkansas: prayers whispered behind the falls are always answered. They have a really important request of God, so when their widower dad falls asleep on a family picnic, they take the challenging climb to the special spot and ask God to send them a new mom, one with brown hair like their first mom, and preferably by Christmas.

Lana Ross left Whisper Falls, back when the town was still
Dora Hiers
Nov 22, 2013 Dora Hiers rated it it was amazing
My thoughts:

"The jig was up. She'd prayed to get settled before her tainted past charged in with all guns blazing. Apparently, God, Who'd brought her this far, expected her to face her fears head-on."

Sugarplum Homecoming features a reformed bad girl, and I enjoyed the twist from the typical bad-boy hero in most inspy's. Lana has returned to Whisper Falls hoping to give Sydney a stable home, but she worries that the small town won't let the past stay there. And Davis? Considering his children's w
“Sugarplum Homecoming” by Linda Goodnight is the third book of her Whispering Falls series and I just love the book. What a wonderful Christmas book about second chances, judging those for their past, and that dreams don't always have to die.

This is a wonderful story that takes place over several months not just a mere few weeks with issues that take that long to fully work out. I must admit I saw this book as pretty predictable once the plot was laid out a little more, but regardless I found my
Cassandra Martin
Mar 16, 2015 Cassandra Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book - kept me reading

This is a good story that's well written. The biblical messages reflect my beliefs regarding forgiveness, change, and courage through Jesus Christ. The life problems presented in the book are real problems adults face, with real solutions based not on violence and hatred, but on forgiveness and love. Good job.
Dec 22, 2014 Dorel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book I read by Linda Goodnight. This book's Story line was cute & sad. I was happy & sad for Lana. I loved the children, I thought all of them was adorable. I didn't like Jenny. This was a very cute Christmas story to read
Jan 03, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Sugarplum Homecoming was a very good book. Lana was a troubled teenager who left home with her twin sister as soon as they could. Lana wanted to be a singer and song writer. She could only sing when she was drinking. Lana and her niece moved back to her hometown. Letting people thing her niece was her daughter. Davis and his two children live down the street from her. He helps Lana fix up her old family house. Lots of history here. The children try to get the two adults together. Lana ends up wr ...more
Dec 12, 2014 Pk rated it really liked it
Bought in a CHRISTmas boxed set. Little did I know it was part of a series. A sweet read though
Nov 11, 2014 Tammy rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story. Loved the characters. It has made me want to read the other books in the series.
Erin Fowler
Dec 17, 2014 Erin Fowler rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and stayed up late to finish.
Ann Torrey
Dec 31, 2014 Ann Torrey rated it it was amazing
Excellent loved it!!!!
Cute Christian Fiction book.
Jan 19, 2014 Ann rated it really liked it
This story is from the Love Inspired Series so it has a strong Christian influence in the writing. It doesn't over take the book but is very noticeable. Lana was always the wild child and when she returns to her home town people can't believe she could change, after all she has a little girl with her and no husband. Slowly she makes friends and finds the man of her dreams, but will her past be too much for him to overlook?
Feb 17, 2014 June rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this latest installment of Whisper Falls! Linda Goodnight is such an amazing author!!

Sometimes reputations are hard to live up too, but they are equally hard to shake. What happens in high school should stay in high school.

This story is about replacing a bad reputation with a new life full of love and hope. Running scared takes time to overcome.
Jan 13, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gcac2014
This book was sweet. I love Lana and her strength. I wish communities like this actually existed. It did seem to have a little bit of that to "too good to be true" feel to it with the way the community ralleyed around Lana once her secret was out. But over all it was a sweet story and easy to read and was exactly what I was looking for!
Harlequin Books
"The Whisper Falls series continues with a strong character, Lana, who demonstrates how to overcome a dysfunctional past without being defined by it, and proves that we are defined instead by our relationship with Christ". (RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars)

Miniseries: Whisper Falls
Sharon Jones
Feb 12, 2014 Sharon Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My bags are packed, I'm ready to move to Whisper Falls! I love a book that can make me laugh and cry.
Harlequin Books
Received 4 stars at RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: Whisper Falls
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
This is the SWEETEST book! 5 stars. Full review to come ...
Phyllis Livesforfridays
nice story
Sep 04, 2014 Alisha rated it really liked it
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NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to touch the heart as well as to entertain. Her emotional stories of hope have won the RITA , the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and numerous other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. She and husband have a blended family of eight, including two teenagers recently adopted ...more
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