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Hero's Homecoming

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Six months ago, being snowed in at Christmas with the amazing woman he met on R & R at Fort Riley would have been a dream come true, yet now, as a blizzard swirls outside Beth Tate's house, Captain Chris Walker knows he shouldn't be there. Blinded in combat and emotionally scarred, he never wanted Beth to know the man he's become—but stranded by the storm, he had no on ...more
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Published November 21st 2013 by Carina Press
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Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This is really hard for me to rate for several reasons. First it was short, only really covered 3 days but a lot happened and their history was revisited. Second, it was emotional, heavy subject matter. Third, I feel like a bad person for wishing this were a little more light hearted, when the subject is so real for so many people that I admire and respect.

What I liked:

> I love military Heroes. I also like reading about happy endings for disabled veterans.
> The heroine, Beth, treated Chris
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I adore to read the books about kick ass hero's from the war. The action, drama and look behind the lines of fire as always been a favorite to me, and when the author take the time to go behind the lives of those that serve it is even better than all the action bom'bs and gunfire.

Yet there are not enough reads focusing on the lives of the men and woman who put it all on the line to protect others. Therefore I was simply delighted to be offered the chance to read a book that takes a look into the
Elizabeth Meadows
Not a bad little story. Very short. A soldier in blinded in the line of duty and rather than tell his girlfriend the truth and risk of ruining her life and receiving her pity, he sends her a "Dear John" email. Six months later, he needs help and has no one else to reach out to. This is a story of what happens next.

As usual, I could have done without the very graphic sex scene.
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Rebecca Crowley's that I have read. I definitely need to find all of them. The emotion she weaves and layers through this short (but very complete feeling) story took my breath away.
From the beginning you feel and understand Beth’s anger over how the hero, Chris, broke up with her. There is a simple but perfectly well done conflict that flowed very naturally. Chris has been blinded in battle, and now questions his own worth. This is what gives the story its most poignan
Joss Wood
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this authors voice. Smart, smart writing with flawed but engaging -real- characters. I genuinely loved this book.
Shivanee Ramlochan
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
It takes some tottering, transparent narrative turns to race to its conclusion -- one, especially, feels like an eye-rolling deus ex machina -- but the characters in Crowley's bittersweetly snowed-in novella are tenderly, complexly realized. I would have enjoyed more backstory into Beth's perception of her (lack of) beauty. Much of Beth felt underdeveloped, especially in contrast to Chris, whose personality is so well-defined, particularly his coming-of-age in rural Kansas.

Readers who love woun
There was one bit in the middle that was written like it was building to a super cringey moment. I put down the book and didn't finish it for a week. But the moment didn't play out like I'd anticipated, based on the way it was written. Very strange that they'd choose to write it like that and give unnecessary anxiety to readers!
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
I knew this one would not be easy going in, but I wasn't in the mood for easy. I wanted a story of two people triumphing over some tough stuff and this one delivered on that.

The story opens with Beth working on her Christmas cookies and getting interrupted by a call from the last person she expected to hear from. Captain Chris Walker, the man who she thought would be The One before sending her that terse two sentence email that ended it all, needs her to come pick him up at the airport and take
Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Six months ago, being snowed in at Christmas with the amazing woman he met on R & R at Fort Riley would have been a dream come true, yet now, as a blizzard swirls outside Beth Tate's house, Captain Chris Walker
Captain Chris N. Walker was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas not to awfully far from his parent’s farm, about an hour to Stanfield. At the age of 30, he hadn’t really met the one, by all rights he should have had his pick. He is 6 feet plus, dark hair, and blue eyes truly handsome.
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

In Hero’s Homecoming by Rebecca Crowley, Chris Walker thought he had met the woman of his dreams while on R & R at Fort Riley. He couldn’t wait to make their relationship into something more than just a fling. But after having to return to duty, and unfortunate event had him loosing his sight while everyone else in his team died.

Now blind, physically and emotionally scarred, Chris doesn’t want to burden Beth Tate and ended everything with her as soon as he could. But when he finds h
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Gifts of Honor, a contemporary military romance anthology by Stacy Gail and Rebecca Crowley, contains heart-wrenching stories of love, second chances, and forgiveness.

Rebecca Rowley’s “Hero’s Homecoming” is the story of Captain Chris Walker and Beth Tate. Captain Walker returns from Afghanistan blinded by a suicide bomber. Chris and Beth had an intense four-day relationship before Chris went out on his last tour. Even though they continued to st
Stacy Gail
HERO’S HOMECOMING was a 5-hankie read for me! Right from the beginning I felt Beth’s devastation over being dropped like a hot rock by the hero, Chris, six months earlier. Their connection had been the most important event in her life, yet he apparently hadn’t felt the same. The truth, however, comes to light in a very painful way when their paths cross once again. Chris has been blinded in battle, and I LOVE how Rebecca Crowley underscores how the hero is even more blind when it comes to unders ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beautiful spiritual romance, no matter what if any, religion you practice. This second chance at love story from author Rebecca Crowley will put your emotions through the wringer, but love triumphs over all, and that's the case in this novel as well. Ms. Crowley has given readers a lot to think about, PTSD, terrorists, injury, scars, blindness, but she has given us a lead couple up to all the challenges. It was easy to become emotionally invested in their happily ever after. If you like a gorgeo ...more
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, kindle, novella
A wonderful story that touches multiple subject...Coming home from war a wounded and changed man, learning to trust that love will stick. I loved the love at first site relationship between Chris and Beth. Ok, maybe it wasn't love, but the attraction was instant and the love came over months of e-mails and scattered phone calls. I was also happy that Beth didn't take Chris back right away and made sure he really understood what she went through when he broke things off. I was rooting for them th ...more
I liked this story a lot. The characters felt very real and their struggles were belieable. Our heroine lost her husband after a very long illness. Our hero was hurt in war and was left disabled. Their journey to starting over their lives made them fall in love with each other. The excellent narration of Rosalyn Landor adds extra emotion to the story.
As an added bonus after the main story ends you get a free novella called The Suitor. It's only an hour and a half long so it's very brief but it
Kate Sherwood
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this one a lot better than the other one in the same box set I read it with...

Similar thing with the (military) MMC making decisions for both himself and the FMC without consulting her, but at least in this case they'd only been together for four days plus e-mails rather than MARRIED FOR YEARS like in the other book. And at least this time the MMC had SOME reason for his decision.

Not a book that's going to change my life, but an easy way to spend an afternoon.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, pwd
Another quick read! The characters were believable and well developed. I liked how they both had flaws and the flaws weren't miraculously covered up and completely forgotten about. This romance novel actually felt like it was real with real people, not just caricatures. A sweet book, overall.
Eleanore June
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I've read this book and listened to the audio version. When I initially read it I really enjoyed it.
But the second time around it did not hold up. Perhaps it was the narration, but Chris came across as whiney and desperate more than sexy and struggling. And Beth was so insecure I want to shake her.
But I do give it props for the Kansas setting. Yay for stories set in the heartland!
S.B.K. Burns
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Crowley has discovered what's missing from most other adult romances, especially the love scenes. With each loving action of hero and heroine, we are made to understand what total sexual acceptance means to them. I'm in love with this author. I've been searching for something real like HERO'S HOMECOMING for quite some time. And now I've found it.
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: galley-arc
4 stars

I really enjoyed Hero's Homecoming.

This story will touch your heart, I found myself getting so caught up with Chris and Beth's story I couldn't put it down.

Hero's Homecoming is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and it's guaranteed to put you in a holiday spirit.

Thank you Netgalley and Carina Press for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love military romances and especially ones with happy endings and Christmas all rolled into one. Chris thinks he's being noble ending his romance with Beth and she is bewildered and mad preparing for the holidays. When he is blinded and hurt he sucks it up and goes to her for help. She makes him earn her trust and respect by not pampering him too much. Great read , makes you feel good.
Another excellent book and another favorite. I ended up loving both of the stories in the Gifts of Honor anthology.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
An emotional love story very well written , smiled and cried all my way through reading it.

I received a free copy from netgallery in exchange for a honest review.
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was well done and probably very realistic (I can't say, as I don't have the right experiences). I enjoyed it.
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Rebecca Crowley inherited her love of romance from her mom, who taught her to at least partially judge a book by the steaminess of its cover. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense with smart heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, and never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City, London, and Johannesburg, Rebecca now resides in Houston ...more