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Coming Home

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  151 ratings  ·  28 reviews
No woman ever really forgets her first love. Callie Sorenson is no exception. Hers was tall, tanned, and—as her older brother’s best friend—completely off limits.

Danny McCutcheon.

It’s a name that Callie hasn’t spoken in years, even if the man to whom it belongs has never really been all that far from her thoughts. Or her heart. But now a twist of fate will bring her back
Paperback, 168 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by Crimson Romance
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May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
beautifully written. Nice length of a read for one sitting. Looks at the dynamics of parent-child and how they are changing but still effect one's perceptions. She was looking for something but found it where she least expected it. You could feel the emotions coming off the pages. ...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review
2 1/2 stars

Callie left home years ago; her father left when she was young and she thought that living the nomad lifestyle would make her understand why he left. She is living in New York City when she gets a call from her deceased brothers’ best friend Danny, the man she loved and never had. Her mother fell off a ladder and needs Callie to come home. Callie realizes she still has feelings for Danny, yet she doesn't want to hurt
Dani A.
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Personal Opinion:

This book was truly a pleasant surprise, usually when I read such a short book (128 pages) I never find myself caring too much for the characters, simply because there isn´t enough time to get to know them well but Coming home is a whole different story.

The story development took most of the pages of this book, which worked great in this case because it build anticipation and gave me time to love and understand the main characters. This book brought many emotions to the surfa
This was a little more serious than I was expecting. I liked it though and it was fun to watch the story unfold. It was good to see Callie settle down and realize what was important to her. I had a hard time connecting with her at first. Even though I move around a lot (benefit of being married to a Marine), but my heart is in Utah with my family. I look forward to being able to return home and settling down eventually. So, I guess I could kind of understand her desire to see the world, but it s ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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by Kim

COMING HOME was more than I bargained for. I was looking for a romantic story. I wasn't prepared for the classic mother/daughter friction and I wasn't prepared to cry.

COMING HOME was a story that I could completely relate to. I mean let's face it, most daughters are like their mothers, and neither one EVER sees it. That's the case of me and my mom and my daughter and myself. It's only when you fall that you realize yo
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5 Stars

There is no better feeling when you read a good story which gets you out of your reading funk. The story that did it for me was Coming Home by Christine Feldman. I had been looking for something to spark my interest and what better way is with a new author and her debut story. I love finding something new and discovering a gem of a story. It’s a story of first love and a wandering soul finding her place.

Callie is going home to take ca
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

There's really nothing like old history between two people to spark a romance. In Coming Home, Callie and Danny face down quite a few different ghosts. I have been really into tensions lately in my posts (I have no idea where that's coming from...maybe a Freudian slip? In writing? Sorry. Haven't had enough coffee yet) and the tensions in Coming Home add so much to the n
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Reviewed on Hearts on Fire

3.5 Stars This is a nice & gentle romance about a young woman named Callie who has left her small town life in Oregon to pursue life as a free spirit. When she finds out her mother has fallen and broken her hips, Callie returns to her old hometown that’s filled with memories of her family, including a brother who died several years ago in a car accident and his best friend Danny, a boy that she had once had strong feelings for when she was a teenager.

Callie finds hers
Caroline Carter
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this manuscript in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this debut novel from Christine Feldman a lot.

Callie is a savvy, independent girl living life on the open road, who is called back to her home town for personal reasons. There, she is reunited with the object of her teenage crush - capable, handsome Danny, who runs the local river rafting business. The pair are wary of each other at first, but are inevitably drawn together as they deal with a shared past and family
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
After looking at the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads I was very excited to read this book. The blurb intrigued me as well. I was a little disappointed once I read the book though. I don’t understand how it has five 5 star reviews on Amazon. It was an okay book, but not great. The story flowed, but very slowly. I had to stop reading it a couple of times and get back into the story.

The editing in this book was amazing. I didn’t notice any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, which is rare. I
Lola Karns
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: charming
Coming Home by Christine Feldman employs one of my favorite tropes - the home coming. Callie has spent her adult life moving around and avoiding the pacific northwest town of her upbringing - one that reminds her of an absent father and dead brother. When her mother suffers an accident, she returns home to endure mother/daughter conflict and being chastised by her brother's best friend and her adolescent crush, Danny. This is a charming slice of life story with richly drawn characters. Feldman i ...more
Cary Morgan
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Callie Sorenson has a chip on her shoulder a mile wide – with good reason – tragedy seems to stalk her life. At times I found the “chip,” that is to say, her attitude, exasperating…and yet. She has grit, she makes her own way without excuses, and she’s there when needed. Danny McCutcheon would love to help ease her angst, but reality tells him to get involved will only mean getting hurt.
Christine Feldman did a wonderful job bringing a tough storyline and hard life lessons together to make a hea
Alex Sharrock
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, adult
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I loved this novel from start to finish. The romance was very well written it wasn’t lust filled or cringe worthy. It was just purely about individual struggles, getting past personal barriers and two people coming together despite everything that they have been through.
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the first page to the last! Callie is a character that most women can relate to for one reason or another. Excellent debut from a great new author.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! Loved the tension between the main characters. It had unexpected plot twists that kept me guessing right to the end. Besides it has my kind of humour entwined.
Christy Newton
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Poignant small town story. Another great book by Christine Feldman!
Most people think that coming home is like the ultimate feeling of belonging. Everything is as it should be when you're finally home again. Parts of yourself come together like a jigsaw puzzle, and everything fits. But for some people, coming home is only a reminder that you don't have all the pieces you need, and without them it's hard to make sense of the rest.
I wish I could make the pieces fit.

Coming Home was an entertaining read. It was as much about Callie's journey of self-discovery an
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: B+

Callie and Danny's romance is a sweet romance of a life long friendship finally turning to something more. But it takes getting to really know each other and themselves before the tentative romance can become something deeper.

When we first meet Callie, she is living the life she thought she wanted. No real ties to anywhere, just going where she wants and living how she wants to live. But you can tell something is missing in her life. Callie rushes back to her hometown when her mom nee
Beth Cutwright
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect when I agreed to this review, but I can certainly say, I enjoyed the reading of this story. Ms Feldman wrote a delightful little romance tale about a young woman with daddy in daddy left home, ne'er to return when Callie was age 4. Now she is 24 years old and thinks she may be a chip off the old block with commitment issues and a sense of running away. She needs to confront her father and understand why he left them so many years ago. Callie's character w ...more
Paula Bothwell
This was my second Crimson Romance (The first was *The Bargain*), and I really enjoyed it. I would give it a PG - I read it a week ago and have read about 6 books since then; I don't remember any nasty language. I am a sucker for the "in love with the older brother's friend" stories, of which this is one. Callie is "running" from her old life, even though she doesn't want to be like her father who deserted her family. She goes home to help her mother recover from an accident, and reconnects wi
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This short, simple, one-plot-line novel was worth the two hours it took to read. It was well-written and well-edited, easy to follow, and had well-developed and sympathetic characters. Although I really prefer more complicated storylines, a simple little romance is fun and satisfying to read occasionally.
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
2 and half stars.
She fell in love with her brother's best friend and he fell in love with her. I thought the problem between Callie and her father was dumb and how he kept her from being with her love sooner. But in the end they ended up together and the way he proposed was very cute. But the story as a whole was rushed.
Janice Feindel
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit predictable.....but a "feel good" story

A sweet story of love found hiding in plain sight......delayed only by Callie's need to make peace with childhood fears of abandonment.
Rosa Ascenso
It was o k.. r.a

It was just o.k.. It's about a girl that's really confused in her life and travels everywhere. But she has a great mom and boyfriend back home. I sort of wished they talked more about the mom. It's still a must read if you feel like a mellow book.
Two-haiku review:

Mom had accident
She goes home to care for her
Faces her issues

Character study
Wish it were longer, deeper
Didn't grab my heart
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A lot better than I expected it to be, on account of how short it was, and how it was on sale for the Kindle today. Great story!
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
There wasn't anything wrong with the story per se, but it wasn't my cup of tea. I need a little more than just romance (like a mystery component) to keep my interest. ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, contemporary
that was an ok read.
nice characters. intelligent plot. but it was lukewarm to me. something was missing...
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Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her ballroom-dancing husband and their beagle.

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