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A Hero Comes Home

(Bell Sound #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Welcome to Bell Cove, North Carolina.

The famous bells in this small Outer Banks town are ringing a hero’s welcome when a former army captain returns home...

After being held prisoner for three years in an Afghan prison, Jake Dawson is finally going home--except everyone, including his wife and young sons, believed he was dead. Jake has changed since he left for war, and now
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Avon
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Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2020 bk 44. At last, the third in Sanda Hill's Bell Sound romances. Hill continues the story of small town America and its quirky characters, missed opportunities, and second chances. In this title, Jake Dawson has been thought to have been killed in action three years prior to the beginning of this novel. Surprise, a bad guy has held him tortured and held him captive all of that time. Said bad guy now being a major player in his country's government, the army manages Jake's return to life, ...more
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

When I started reading this the words second chance romance came to mind. I had to stop and think about that because, to be honest, it is but it's also not. Let me explain why I think it is. When you read the story you'll learn that these two had some marriage issues. So I think now that he's back from the dead it's a new start for them.

The thing about a second chance romance is that you already have those feelings
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, galleys-arcs
I need to remember that when I'm reading a book such as this one I am reading fiction and romantic fiction at that. Ms. Hill likes to put humor into her books, and her earlier books reflect that. This book, for me, was far from humorous. It is an intense subject and one that may upset some readers. It is about a man who has been a POW for 3 years no matter what the government is trying to get everyone to believe. He has been tortured and mutilated. I know this happens, but when I'm reading a ...more
Former army captain, Jake Dawson is finally released to come home after the years he was held prisoner, except it has a big problem, everyone in his town, including his wife and young sons, believed he was dead, so when he comes home everything is difficult for them in the marriage because not only his wife Sally had finally begun to start a new life for her, the last time they saw each other they had fought and said hurtful words. They still have a great love between them, so they will try ...more
Rosemarie Grainer
Funny and yet poignant!

This story hits all the emotions, and does it well. The three boys Matthew, Mark and Like are adorable! Jacob is one wounded warrior who needs a lot of loving. Sally has been on her own and thought Jake was dead for a long time. Bell Sound is one wacky, but loving place to be. This story will have you shed a few tears, laugh a bit, cheer at the cute things and growl at the bad things. I can't wait to see what happens next, K-4 definitely deserves his story after this one!
Kathleen Gray
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
A different take on a second chance romance. Sally and Jake were not in an entirely good place when he was deployed. Then he went missing- and Sally and everyone else was led to believe he was dead- for three years. AND then, he wasn't. Jake has been held captive for that period, tortured, and maimed. Bell Cove is a magical place, full of love and hope, but it's not that easy for someone who has emerged from the darkness Jake was in to simply walk back into family life. And it's not easy for ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was a book that pulled at your heartstrings for a bit and then had you laughing out loud. The love between Jake and Sally was beautiful. Not to mention their three sons, Matt, Mark, and Luke. The stuff that came out of their mouths was so funny and typical of boys that age. I love the Bell Sound series and the crazy antics that go on in Bell Cove. I have always loved the "Cajun" series but this series is right at the top with them Hope there will be more books about the ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-2020
A Hero Comes Home by Sandra Hill is the third book in the Bell Sound series and like its predecessors, it's not only a sexy, steamy romance but a celebration of small towns, good friends, and eccentricities.

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Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this was the best of the series yet. Even though this is a series, I think you can read this one out of order. It is that different that it doesn't matter to the story line. A bit more angst than other Sandra Hill books but I think that is what made this one so good. If you like Sandra Hill then this is a MUST read.
Barbara Tackett
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-hill
Sandra's books are always the first on my list. This one was about a wounded POW returned from being listed as dead. His recovery from horrible treatment was moving and returning home was very difficult emotionally and physically.
So glad I read it.
Mikaela (Booklover1974)
This is the first book I've read by this author and I liked it, although I'm a bit surprised how steamy it is! I understand it must be difficult to write about a character with tough PTSD but it felt like more could have been said about that.
I rooted for Jake and Sally, and I enjoyed this novel.
Rebecca Dowd
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

You get to walk a tightrope with the not wanting to admit that you had been a POW and injured due to torture.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. I like the small town. It was a good story. I would recommend it.
Carolyn Ward
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book book was very tender. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for jake and sally and the boys.. I think this my favorite book of sandra’s..
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Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories.

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