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Welcome Home

(Faith, Hope, and Love #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Lucy is an eternal optimist who keeps her heart safe in its bone prison. Spencer's had a hard life that didn't get any better after he came home a soldier. What could God do with such broken souls, and what broke them in the first place? Will they be safe, even after monsters from the past come and rip apart their newly placed roots in small-town, New York? Find out in "We ...more
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published July 4th 2016
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Liz F.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No, but seriously. The characters were great, the writing was amazing, and SPENCER AND LUCY!! :D I'll DEFINITELY have to read the second book........ hopefully soon...? XD
I completely recommend if you need a good book to read! (13+)
5 stars.

P.S. I love that she worked in a bookstore and the Barnes were basically her family. That was awesome!! :D OOOH. I also really liked the descriptions of her house.... it sounds like a very nice house!! :D
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was beautiful- such a delight to read. :)
Best for ages: 15-25
Age-appropriate for 15 and up: Trauma from war discussed (not detailed)

Okay, it's been a while since I read this and I understand there is a new, updated version of this story. So, this review is a bit out of date. However, since I've really enjoyed Michaela Bush's writing style, I thought I would go ahead and give this book a proper review.

Let's start with getting the negative out of the way (knowing that some of this might have been fixed in the new version)

Most of the issu
It’s rare that my family hears me gushing out praise over a contemporary romance novel, very rare, but they heard me sing the praises of this dear and meaningful novel by Michaela Bush.

To be completely honest, the opening scenes and first encounters with the main characters fell flat for me, and I spent the first few minutes reading nit-picking at the writing style. Very quickly, though, I found myself engaged in the story and genuinely awed and in respect of the author.

What brought about that
Angela R. Watts
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is one of the sweetest books ever. It wasn't just 'aw, this is fluffy and uplifting!' it was realistic and BEAUTIFUL.
-- The writing style was so sweet! It played like a movie in my mind. Another EPIC thing was the way things were described from an artist's perspective... with the colors and all. Just, gah!
-- The Story/Setting was vivid, wonderful description, and well done!
-- The themes were incredible. The way hope was brought to life, how the love could be felt bouncing off the pages, ho
Rebekah Morris
Jun 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
I’d heard good things about this book and so picked it up one time. Unfortunately I only got to around 14% before I stopped. There were a few reasons I didn’t finish.

1.) I wasn’t interested in the characters enough to keep reading.

2.) My biggest complaint was this. The single young lady invites a homeless young man to stay in the bottom of her Victorian home, and eat with her, and there is not one else living there with them. She wakes him up in the morning too. That is not something I can condo
I had seen the negative reviews and agree with them, but I had greatly enjoyed Bush's later books and wanted to read this series too (in order). Unfortunately, it didn't make it to my top reads of the year and I don't think I'll be re-reading this or recommending it to anyone.

Although I personally knew people who hadn't enjoyed the book, I still wanted to try it because I really live Bush's later books.
The biggest no-no's were the fact that
One, she had a man in her house a lot. Even bef
april geary
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book couldn't put it down loved the characters it had me guessing the whole time what was to going to happen to the characters cant wait to read the next one love the book

Loved the book
Love the characters
And I would recommend it to my friends to read it love the book
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Michaela Bush is an independent writer of Christian fiction. She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a degree in English and minor in Psychology. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and when she isn't writing, freelancing, or building her own editing business, she's out with her horses or playing violin. Writing has been her calling from a young age and ...more

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