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Healing

(Finding Home #1)

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After a devastating loss, Anna Johnston finally has her life on track. She and her young son, Roman, have created a safe and comfortable home life. Since losing Roman’s father, Anna has avoided dating and love...until she meets Noah Evans.

Noah Evans has just ended a relationship based on lies and isn’t looking for anything permanent. New to town, his focus is on finishin
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Paperback, 283 pages
Published February 7th 2016 by Rachel Caid (first published August 14th 2015)
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Nice little romance :)
Amy
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books, 4-stars
4 Sweet Stars!

“In that instant I saw the life I wanted. I wanted to be their protector, their refuge from the pain and disappointment.”

Healing follows the story of Anna and Noah. After loosing her son’s father, Anna has just been trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She has such a busy and full life, that she doesn’t have time for much else. Her family is desperately wanting Anna to meet someone and take a chance on love again. For Anna, love just isn’t a priority right now….Noah isn’t look
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The Smutbrarians
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Panty Scorching-3.5
Storyline-3.5
Angst- 2
Tissues-0
Value-3.5
Overall Rating- 3.5
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Reviewed by: Jen

This author is new to me, I’ve never read a book written by her so I was excited to be offered a chance to read Healing. I also loved that fact that this book was the first book in the series so I knew if I liked this book there would be more to come regarding the characters. Healing is about Anna who is left to raise her son Roman after his father passes away. Anna has made a comfortable life
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Julianna
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Rachel Caid has a gift when a story is written with elegance and such harmony to the point where I wasn’t even sure I was reading the story. I felt like movie clips were running through my vision instead of words on a piece of paper. Before I could write this review I had to discuss this book with my mom who hasn’t even read it. She was so entranced with what I had to said she took my iPad away and went to read it…by locking me out of her room. Rarely does that ever happen.

As you read in the bl
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Trisha Wolfe
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional, heart-warmingly beautiful, real--Rachel Caid's debut novel reached right into my heart and made me feel. Anna and Noah loved with a depth that swept me away, and I wanted to be a part of their story as they struggled and strove to learn to trust each other. What I truly loved about this story was the inclusion of Anna's son. How Noah fell in love with him right along with Anna. It was so beautiful and had me rooting for this couple from the start. Congratulations, Rachel, on this fine ...more
Ally Guay
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I am sucker for romance but they can be repetitive and seem to almost blend in with each other because a lot of plots are the same. But this one was unique and beautiful. Most romance novels are single individuals falling in love etc. What I loved about Healing is that our female protagonist has a child who she loves more than herself and her relationship with Noah revolves around how Roman, her son feels. It is a beautiful story about moving on and accepting love back into yo ...more
andrea
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely beautiful! Sweet, passionate, full of love, second chances but above all to heal a heart.

Rachel Caid made her characters shine with a story that blossomed page after page. The drama of the characters is written in a unique way and from both points of view. While my mind and heart understood what Anna felt, on the other hand Noah melted my heart with his patience and love. For me nothing is imperfect in this book. This story consumed me in a beautiful way, made me smile an
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Debbie
I really loved the refreshing attitude of this book. Sometimes love isn’t about fixing what is broken. It’s just taking what is already good and making it even better!

This is an everyday girl’s fantasy! You won’t find a billionaire bad-boy hero, or a broken heroine in need of rescuing. No tortured pasts or shattered lives in need of repair. Nope the H/h, Noah and Anna, are strong, stable and independent people who actually have their shit together. Their story provided me a much needed respite
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Amy  Crull
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~I was given this for an honest review~

This was such a beautifully written book. I loved every minute of it. Noah and Anna are very sweet together. Some of my favorite moments are of Noah and Anna's son Roman, it shows the kind of person Noah is. Most guys wouldn't have stepped up and took on a son. But to be fair, Roman is a pretty cool little guy.
Anna, has basically put her life on hold, only living for her son and his happiness. She lost her best friend/baby daddy and is still trying to hea
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EscapeNBooks
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I like having you wrapped around me."

Congratulations to author, Rachel Caid, on writing a great debut novel. Healing has been on my TBR since the announcement of its coming publication, and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to read.

"I wanted to be their protector, their refuge from pain and disappointment."

I loved how Rachel Caid told this love story without having to scream, "I'm telling you a story." The words flowed on the page and into my heart. Told in dual points of view from both
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Amanda
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely amazing in so many ways. It's beautifully written and the emotional connection you are able to make with the characters just takes this book to a whole other level. Noah had this amazing masculine presence that just had me awe. It wasn't just that he was sexy and handsome, it was this way he was with Anna. He understood the armor she had surrounding herself was to protect how precious and vulnerable she was on the inside. He chipped away small bits when he needed to and t ...more
Marie
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really a sweet read! It has been a while since I read a book that was so sweet but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really enjoyed Anna and Noah's story. They both really just pulled me in for some reason. Anna is a single mother who is putting her son as her top priority and is just so use to doing everything on her own. While Noah is all alpha male which truthfully was a little bit of a surprise. I guess I thought he would be more sweet, boy next-door rather than all HOT alpha male. He does ...more
R.J. Loom
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet story! It did not take long to get drawn into the story and once there, it held my interest the entire time. The writing and flow were great. The characters were well rounded. There were even a few times I laughed out loud. I'm impressed by this debut by Ms. Caid and look forward to reading more from her in the future!

*I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Mandy Sawyer
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for an honest review.
2% in and I knew it was going to be an awesome book, what with Linkin park as the soundtrack! I wasn't sure what to expect and you didn't disappoint me Rachel, What a great book. My hubs was looking at me like a looney! I'm sitting here crying/laughing not knowing which emotion is winning the battle...thank you so much Rachel
Denise Woodruff
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book it's so sweet and touching its nice to see a romance novel where one of the characters r a single parent I enjoyed this story and will definitely recommend this story
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Mar 31, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Loss crippled me.
Lies crushed him.
Love healed us.

Stepping out of the comfortable life Anna Johnston had created, away from heartache, wasn't in her plans, but Noah Evans couldn't accept a life with out her.

Life proves messy, but as a pottery artisan, Anna knows some of the most beautiful creations start with a dirty lump of clay.
David Maher
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
When five year old Roman clamps on to Noah's leg in Healing by Rachel Caid​, that did it for me. In that one moment I was on Roman's side thinking "You've lived all these years without a Dad in your life buddy, but this guy? He'll do" Simultaneously I was on Noah's side thinking "Dude, you've got this". The burgeoning relationship between the two is really something quite special.

Again, at the same time I'm right with Anna, recognizing that she needs to protect young Roman from getting too inves
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Debbie
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really loved the refreshing attitude of this book. Sometimes love isn’t about fixing what is broken. It’s just taking what is already good and making it even better!

This is an everyday girl’s fantasy! You won’t find a billionaire bad-boy hero, or a broken heroine in need of rescuing. No tortured pasts or shattered lives in need of repair. Nope the H/h, Noah and Anna, are strong, stable and independent people who actually have their s*** together. Their story provided me a much needed respite f
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United Indie Book Blog
~I was given this for an honest review~

This was such a beautifully written book. I loved every minute of it. Noah and Anna are very sweet together. Some of my favorite moments are of Noah and Anna's son Roman, it shows the kind of person Noah is. Most guys wouldn't have stepped up and took on a son. But to be fair, Roman is a pretty cool little guy.
Anna, has basically put her life on hold, only living for her son and his happiness. She lost her best friend/baby daddy and is still trying to heal
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Karen Harper
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There was something about this book, that made it really hard to put down – housework was put off and it was hard to close my kindle and go to sleep at night. It wasn’t one thing, but it was the combination of several well-written elements which made this book special for me.
First of all, I loved the characters. Anna touched my heart and I really wanted her heart to heal, even though I didn’t always understand why she couldn’t move forward. I fell in love with Noah. As Noah himself said, he didn
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Pam Nelson
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: _finished-2016
4 Healed Star’s

Anna Johnston is on tough cookie, raising her son Roman on her own isn’t easy. But she has the support of her parents and her sister Christine and her brother Pete.
This was a fun feel good book for me. I really needed a book with a kid in it, they just bring out the fun in almost any character.

She can’t trust just anyone in her and Roman’s life so she chooses to not anyone at all. Only sister knows best… lol yeah my sister would have a hoot at that one. And she gets Anna out of
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Tiffany Johnson
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars! I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I think this was a great debut novel for this author!

Anna is a business owner, artist, single mother to Roman. She says she's too busy to date, when really she's just avoiding getting her heart hurt after Henry, the father of her child, passed away. Then she meets Noah and the attraction is instant, but Anna is very resistant. It takes a lot of convincing from her family (most prominently from her sister Christine, wh
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Julie Gustafson-Monk
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
❤❤❤❤❤
Want to read a book that will make you feel?
Healing will be the one to read.

Rachel Caid is a new author to me and I immediately fell in love with her writing. The story flowed effortlessly.
The writing made me feel what the characters were feeling. I felt every tear, heard every laugh and fell in love when Noah and Anna did.

Anna was a single mom who is still grieving over losing her son Romans father. All her time went to running her busine
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Reflections of a Book Geek
3.5 Stars

This was a good debut novel from Rachel Caid.

I started this book feeling pretty disconnected to the characters, it took me a little time to get into it but when I did it completely drew me in.

I found Anna to be hard to like, she was pretty selfish and I just couldn't warm up to her. Her attitude irked me since she wasn't fully honest with Noah.

I really liked Noah, he was so solid, loveable and just damn hot! I loved Noah and Roman's relationship, the way Noah treated Roman like he wa
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Tammy Markowski
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Healing is a wonderful debut book by Rachel Caid. Once you start reading this book you won't want to put it down. The story flows so well from beginning to the end. Anna and Noah are to people trying to move on with their lives after having a not so perfect past. When we first meet Anna, she is a single mother raising her son Roman, she owns her own pottery store where she makes all her own creations. Noah is a construction worker who flips houses for a living, who is new to town.
When these two
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K.L. Kreig
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good debut novel for Ms. Caid! The writing was good, the story flowed well and the plot, while not complex, kept you interested.

In Healing, you meet Anna, who has a 5-yr boy, Roman and Noah, who is her suitor. Anna works to keep herself distanced from men, preferring to focus on her son and her business instead. However, along comes Noah who falls for her immediately. Not the insta-love stuff, but he sees something in this woman that he's not seen before in others. He wants to spend time wi
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Becky Rendon
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Anna is closed off from relationships out side her family clinging to the loss she previously experienced. She has no desire to ever feel that way again, so she hides behind her son to keep men away.

But Noah doesn't take a hint. He doesn't back off when he hears about Roman. He doesn't run the other way when she says its not a date. No, Noah keeps coming back and what's worse is Anna doesn't try to stop him.

Noah knows what he wants now that he's met Anna, but Anna will not give in without a fig
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Kelsey Walker- Under The Cover Book Blog
I had never heard of this author when I purchased this book, she was totally new to me and I am so glad to have discovered her!
This book is hands down amazing. Noah and Anna have incredible chemistry. Noah treats Rome like his own son and is all around one of the best heroes I've ever read about!
Anna is a wonderful heroine, she has a great head on her shoulders and she is a hard worker, business owner and phenomenal mother. I loved watching this story come together.
Noah is an alpha male, he's bo
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

Emotional , I loved this book.
Anna is trying to move on, working and making a life for her son. she doesn't have time for love, she's not sure she'll ever get over losing Roman ' s farther, until.......

Noah just got out of a bad relationship so the last thing he wants is to play wing man for his friend, then he sees her and gets a sense of protection.

Anna is attracted to Noah but can she risk her heart or Romans, will Noah c
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Monique
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First let me say that I'm so proud of Rachel. Writing and publishing is such a scary choice and she totally rocked!
Anna, a single mother has decided that she no longer wants to date or fall in love with anyone since her son's father Henry left.
Noah, a caring guy who was burn bad by an ex girlfriend is forced to go out with a friend. Seeing Anna that first time was all he needed, to know what he wanted and it was her.
This is a beautiful love story and I can't wait to read the second book in this
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Rachel Caid lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons. She is a self-proclaimed coffee addict with no plans of recovery and is an avid reader of all types of romance. Her day job is very black and white, so she enjoys being able to lose herself in the colorful world of novels; whether it’s reading or writing them.

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