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Returning Home

(Alphas' Homestead #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Three years after Jacob Carpenter landed on Caleb Fletcher’s doorstep, the Alpha mates return to the city they grew up in to be married.

Aside from the sheer exhaustion of traveling across the country with three children in tow, both men step foot back in New York filled with apprehension about what kind of reception they will receive from their families after abandoning
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 107 pages
Published August 10th 2016 by Alex Jane
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Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, werewolves
Caleb's proposal to marry Jacob officially in front of his pack brings both guys and their three children back to New York where Caleb's family is welcoming the two Alphas with open arms.
Their happy coming home is tainted, though, when Jacob learns that his father disinherited him for mating with another Alpha and therefore none of Jacob's family will attend the wedding.
Feeling unworthy of Caleb's love and the warm reception of the Fletcher pack, Jacob questions their decision to marry, which is

A great little sequel to Home Is Where You Are. Our two alphas Caleb and Jacob, and their kids Ephraim, Martha and little Thaddeus [all orphans, both boys are themselves alphas and Martha is human] are travelling from Nebraska to New York for their wedding. 5 stars.

Caleb hasn't seen his parents for 12 years after leaving home thanks to a disagreement with his older brother, and going off to fight in the American Civil War. Jacob announced at the age of 13 that Caleb was his future mate, and fol
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Another beautiful installment in this series. Jacob and Caleb travel with their three children back to Caleb's home in celebration of getting married. Of course nothing is as it seems and drama unravels as Jacobs parents disown him. Faced with a sense of shame, Jacob thinks he's not good enough for Caleb and emotions run high. Thankfully sense prevails and family stick close together.
This is a lovely historical romance and I look forward to more.
* A Reader Obsessed *
4 Sequel Stars

Rest assured this sequel does not disappoint, especially if you’re all for following an established couple.

It’s been a few years, and Caleb and Jacob are finally settled enough with their three adopted children to make the trek back east to seal their mate bond with a public wedding. Understandably, Caleb is terrified and nervous to return home after being gone for 12 long years. Luckily his worries were for naught. However, Jacob’s return is a whole different story regarding his f
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

Nice sequel to Home is where you are

Not as captivating as the first one. But it was great reading more about Caleb, Jacob and their pups

Caleb and Jacob are leaving to New York for a special visit to Caleb's pack. Caleb hasn't seen his family for 12 years and also Jacob hasn't seen his own for a quite some time. It's time to make amends. But not everythings runs as like it should..


Caleb and Jacob's connection is awesome.

"I meant what I said. Being mated to you is enough. Standing up wi
BWT (Belen)
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, mm-fiction
3.5 Stars

This sequel did not disappoint.

Sweet, family focused, with a little bit of angst thrown in. I'm really enjoying this historical shifter series.

It's definitely been original in the shifter dynamics, and the family stuff is familiar enough, and the writing smooth enough, to make this an easy, entertaining read.

This review has been cross-posted at Gay Book Reviews.
In line with the first book, though definitely better edited. There was a bit of drama that seemed to come out of nowhere at one point, but I guess it can be explained as the explosion after too much pressure. It would’ve been nice to see that pressure building, instead of being told about it after the fact, but at least nothing was dragged for drama’s sake.
On the down side (for me), for such a short book a lot of page time was dedicated to the children, especially the three-year-old bratty one.
4.2 Stars

Lovely follow-up to the first book, where the MCs take their children back East to reunite with estranged family & get married. The way Jacob reacts when he's repudiated seemed a bit overly dramatic, but I liked the rest of it too much to complain. Absolutely adored how they allowed Thaddeus to be himself, to wear dresses and be proud of how pretty he looked, without any drama whatsoever.

Definitely looking forward to the next one. (And I might even read the 4th book even though that's M
Caleb, Jacob, and the brood -- hah, the toddler is called Thaddeus!! I thought Caleb would keep calling him Piggy *lol* -- are going to New York for their wedding ceremony among the respective packs. Instead Jacob finds out bad news from his own parents.

I am still loving this family SO hard! Love the strong bond between Caleb and Jacob. Love the kids -- and we do have quite amount of scenes with the kids! I love Caleb's parents, most notably his dad (his dad is awesome) and of course, it's fun
caroline wilson
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant 2nd book carry on

I love these characters and story this book was about Caleb and Jacob going back home and confronting their pasts whether they be happy reconciliation or not. Some spelling mistakes in the book but did not detract from the story or the fantastic writing this author does. I'm pleased that this is going to be a carry on family story so that we can see what happens in the future to this little family. Only minor fault was it was not long enough and I just wanted to keep
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm surprised I didn't write a review for this back when I read it. I really, really liked this book but not quite as much as the first book but more than the 3rd book. ...more
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Hearts

Well, this one was just ok for me. I didn’t love it like I did book 1. Although, it’s was nice to see Jacob and Caleb more settled in their relationship and fatherhood.

In Returning Home we flash forward a few years from book 1. Jacob and Caleb plus their 3 kids return to Caleb’s home and pack to get married. This was a pretty emotional reunion because Caleb always believed his family wouldn’t accept him. That is definitely not the case because they welcome him and his family with open
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

While it was a decent addition to the series, wall to wall wedding planning, children, and dealing with extended family (good and bad) wasn’t my idea of a fun romp. Well written and better editing than #1. The third in the series takes place back on the homestead so off I go...
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story picks up about two years down the road and Caleb, Jacob and their little pack are headed back to New York to get married in front of their families. There's a few bumps in the road but there are also some really touching moments. I really like this series and the way it is written. It's this slow, charming style of story telling. I love this couple and their family and I'm super happy with the way things worked out for them all. There was blurbs for books 3 & 4 in the back of this and ...more
Dani Elle Maas
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I mentioned before I was blown away by the first book in this series .
this second part was good and i like it , a lot even but it didnt have the impact on me that the first one did.
Though I was very happy to read more about this wonderful couple and their "family".
Looking forward to part 3 :)
Jess A Jaye
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to read this series for ages and it's finally made it's way to the top of my TBR list. I'm kicking myself that it took me so long as I adored Returning Home and the first book Home Is Where You Are. I devoured them both in a matter of hours.
The Homestead series is an historical shifter story and I really liked that it wasn't constrained by the usual shifter tropes. For one the MCs Caleb and Jacob are both alphas and there isn't an omega in sight. In this book the family travel
Jenn (not Lily)
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku
Even with the amount of family drama in this (from both MC's families even!), somehow this story was gentle overall, possibly due to the time period. Caleb and Jacob are wonderful together, and they both deserve every happiness. All three of their children are interesting characters, but Tad is so much like my daughter was at that age -- sometimes I feel like I still have the bruises from when our whirling dervish would climb in bed with us! This is a great world, and I'm looking forward to the ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like the first book we this was another comfort read but this time we get to see more of both Jacob and Caleb's past as they go back to their pack in New York. We get to met Caleb's family and see how much he loves them yet proctects his own family as well. Jacob's of set of problems with his mother and pack are heartbreaking at times and I love watch Caleb support Jacob through it. ...more
Lillian Francis
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
An extended epilogue to book 1 with Caleb and Jacob returning 'home' to be married.

This is a lovely way to reconnect with the characters several years after the end of book one. There is a small amount of angst but overall it is a sweet tale of acceptance and coming home.
I like that the author didn't take the obvious route with regard to Jacob's family (view spoiler)
I sometimes struggle with the way kids a
Jacob and Caleb are making the journey to be married in front of their respective packs. The two alphas, couldn't be happier. The children are even more excited to make the trip. If you don't count a case of nerves for both men, the trip seems to be going well. Unfortunately, Jacob's family makes a declaration that threatens to ruin everything.

Once again, the author has created an amazing story. As in the first book, it feels like I am a part of the period, it is so well constructed. But the h
Sadie Forsythe
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a sweet little add-on to Home is Where You Are. However, I wouldn't recommend reading it if you haven't read book one. It would be a spoiler. But if you have read the first book, this has all the feels you finished wanting, but some seriously cute kid-speak.

Having said that, it's a little too schmaltzy for me, the obstacle felt both artificially created and solved, and the dialogue felt a little stiff at times.

It's still a cute read though.
Nile Princess
Yep, just as awesome as book 1 even if not as long. Absolutely love this family.
1.5 stars.

I mean.. nothing actually happened. Like, nothing.
Mari  Cardenas
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Returning Home is my favorite book in the series so far and it can't be read as a standalone, since it continues two years after the first book in the series ends. Please bear in mind that this review might contain spoilers.

Jacob, Caleb and their pups travel to New York to get married, not entirely certain of what kind of reception they'll get from both their families.

This was a wonderful glimpse into Caleb, Jacob and the pups' life. It was also great meeting Caleb's family and while I w
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the interest of full disclosure, Alex Jane is a very good friend, and I am her, what was it she called me? Ah yes, Alpha Reader *grins*. The reason I got that gig was because I am completely obsessed with this series of stories, and can't wait until official beta/edit or release, to read the continuation of Caleb and Jacob's story, of their struggles and triumphs.

So, with that in mind, I want to tell you a little about this story; the joy it brought me, the tears I cried, and the times I want
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars. It was fine, cute at times, but I totally forgot they were Weres because it really didn't factor into the story at all. Which is fine, but I expected a little more about that. ...more
Diane Dannenfeldt
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 100-200_pgs, m-m, pnr
God, how could Jacob’s mother do that? That was just horrible. I’m glad that we got to see them married.
Love this series and the characters. Excellent premise I've not read before. Interesting to see the difference between the rural backwater town and the progressive Eastern city attitudes. ...more
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, lgbt
⭐️ 3.5 stars ⭐️
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Another very good story in this series. Good character development and enough action to keep things interesting. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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