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Hometown Healing

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  21 reviews
She's home again, but not for long...unless this cowboy recaptures her heart!

Returning home with a baby in tow, Paige Cordell's determined her stay is only temporary. But to earn enough money to leave, she needs a job - and her only option is working at her first love's dinner theater. With attraction once again unfurling between her and Jed Gilbertson, can the man who onc
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Published September 1st 2019 by Mills & Boon Love Inspired
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Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hometown Healing was an engaging, small-town story about the importance of forgiveness and the hope of second chances. It was also about learning to trust in God and in those you love, rather than allowing fear to control you.

The attraction began to brew between Paige and Jed right from the opening of the book, but they had a long way to go in order to set aside hurts from the past. I enjoyed watching them begin to fall in love again, and to see Paige work to overcome her fear of another failed
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another heart-warming read from Jennifer Slattery! The author has a way of weaving the difficult emotions and experiences that can become stumbling blocks in life into an uplifting and enriching story of overcoming fears to fight for love and the abundant life.

Paige is a divorced single mom with a precious toddler who’s always struggled with feelings of rejection and failure. When she returns to her hometown, she finds Jed, her first love, single, working hard to save his grandparents’ mystery
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heart tugging reunion romance that made me a little crazy. lol That's because Paige was so closed off at the beginning -- it about broke my heart the way she rebuffed Jed. She has her reasons, deep rooted issues that she's running from but it still hurt to read some scenes. :-) Absolutely love the whole dinner theater angle. I've never been to one -- not even sure if they are a 'thing' up here -- but I love when characters have unusual occupations so this made it extra fun. And the way Paige a ...more
Hallie Szott
A sweet, sweet story that left me smiling, Hometown Healing by Jennifer Slattery has small-town romance, coupled with plenty of second chances, forgiveness, and a fun dinner-theater setting.

Paige Cordell returns to her hometown—but only temporarily. Jed Gilbertson, of course, has other hopes for Paige. As they work together, hurts from the past lay between them, and he needs a lot of patience and perseverance to work his way back into her heart—and convince her to stay.

Paige and Jed have chemist
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A hometown homecoming gives one couple a second chance at love.

Paige Cordell returns to her hometown with her young daughter, hoping to stay just long enough to make enough money for a fresh start. But coming back home means facing her high school sweetheart, Jed.

Jed Gilbertson has inherited his family's struggling dinner theater, he is working to turn things around by orienting everything around a more Western theme. He offers her a job writing the new script for the dinner theater.

Paige is div
Suzie Waltner
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
There were several times in Hometown Healing I didn’t like Paige much. The cold shoulder and brush off she continues to give Jed had me feeling for the guy. Yet, the way Jennifer Slattery lays out Paige’s backstory had me changing my mind about her, and even rooting for her happily ever after, by the end of the book. The wall Paige has built around herself to protect her heart seems impenetrable but with Jed’s persistence and tenacity to reach his former best friend, cracks are formed.

While Paig
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, arc-copy
Author Jennifer Slattery has yet again written an emotional and inspiring story that readers will enjoy. It’s about the hardships of being a single mom with a toddler, family, friendship and love. It’s about looking forward from the past and overcoming past hurts to build a stronger and better lasting relationship. Slattery has a way of weaving the hardships of life in such a way that even when readers become frustrated with the characters, they can feel for them, and better understand their emo ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Slattery does a marvelous job with this story! Her style of writing will bring healing to these who need it. She leaves wonderful messages throughput the book.
I try not to miss any of her books she's just that good!
I enjoyed this book. Mainly because of Jed's grandmother. She's kind caring and very friendly! I would love to have her as my grandmother! I found myself missing mine and reaching through the book simply because I wanted a hug too! She was the solid supporting character and when u fi
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hometown Healing by Jennifer Slattery is a delightful contemporary Christian novel that will warm your heart.
A wonderful welcome awaits as neighbours bond over food and needs. We all have gifts that can help others in their time of need. People pull together and help each other through testing times. “God can bring out good, even in the hard.” When life hits us hard, we need to run to the One who can give us peace.
Our earthly fathers may not be good role models but our heavenly Father will never
Kay Garrett
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
HOMETOWN HEALING by Jennifer Slattery is a great second chance romance. It’s the story of Paige Cordell’s return to Sage Creek, Texas after being terminated from the fashion magazine she wrote for when they downsized due to financial difficulties. This following a husband that walked out on their marriage leading to a divorce, leaves her little choice on her next step. She comes back to her hometown with her adorable daughter, Ava who is almost 3, for what she hopes is a temporary stay with her ...more
Blessed & Bookish
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hometown Healing is a heartwarming coming home story about finding second chances. I enjoyed this novel by Jennifer Slattery as I settled into the Southern small-town charm of Sage Creek.
I loved the themes of healing and weathering hardship in this book and how Paige discovers perfection shouldn’t be her goal since real-life is far from perfect. Instead, the story emphasizes that clinging to faith and loved ones are what makes life worthwhile. Paige and Jed's story definitely gives you misty ey
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Slattery has a talent for writing stories that touch the heart and uplift the soul, and her compassionate portrayal of characters going through difficulties is clearly in evidence in her new novel for Love Inspired.

Hometown Healing is the story of a hurting and newly single mother looking for a new start, and whose move back to her hometown may help more than just her and her daughter. Like her mother whose health issues may not be cured though her life is brightened, especially in help
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any story with the elements this one has, are usually on my radar:

* Small Towns (particular Texas, as I was born there)

* Handsome Cowboy(s)

* Single Moms with Small Kid(s) (particularly with daughters, as I was raised from the age of 4 by my mom)

So, I HAD to buy it!

This is one of those “second-chance romance” stories, complete with misunderstandings, trust issues, and self-doubts.

This is the first book of Jennifer Slattery’s I have read, and she has an amazing way of writing out the realistic
Kendra Neal
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy the Love Inspired series of Books. Jennifer Slattery is one of my favorite authors from the Series.

I was hooked into Hometown Healing from the first page. Paige returns to her hometown, newly divorced and with a Toddler. She is trying to build her life back up and get on her feet again. She moves home and lets her mom know this is only temporary, while she searches for work and saves money. She finds a job, the only caveat is that her first love also works there. Jed Gilbertson w
Connie Carpenter
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by this author - and I loved it. She has created original and likeable characters. This is a story about second chances - about starting over - and learning forgiveness. Paige returns to her home town, with a baby - and needs to get back on her feet. She had been fired from her job at a fashion magazine. She never expected to be back in Texas. She finds a job at an ex's dinner theater. Jed broke her heart once - and she keeps reminding herself that she nee ...more
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I just love second chances, and I thoroughly enjoyed Hometown Healing. Paige Cordell’s plans was to move home with her mom just until she could get back on her feet. And the main thing she needs to do is to stay away from the neighbor’s grandson, Jed Gilbertson. But that was proved impossible in the small town of Sage Creek. I enjoyed each time Jed and Paige spent time together. Their characters were amazing, and though tension was sometimes tight, Ms. Slattery does a re
Joan Arning
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hometown Healing is a sweet story of a teenage misunderstanding being healed when writer Paige Cordell loses her job and has to return home until she finds a way of supporting herself and her toddler. Jed Gilbertson and his grandmother need a mystery writer as they turn their restaurant into a western style mystery theater! I recommend this well-written romance to others. I won my copy of Hometown Healing in a giveaway on Shannon Vannatter's blog. This is my honest opinion. ...more
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book was so refreshing! Such a sweet, second chance love story that tugs the heart strings in all the right places 💕 Paige and Jed have been dealing with #life when their paths cross once again. Can they work through their challenges for a second chance at love?
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All views and opinions are my own.
Joy Boutwell
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-a-copy
This is the first book by this author I have read and I really enjoyed it. This is a well written second chance romance that will touch your heart.
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Left without a job and very little money Paige Cordell returns to her hometown, Sage Creek, Texas with baby, Ava, in tow. Her mom is thrilled but Paige’s return is only temporary until she can earn enough money to leave, she just needs a job. Handsome cowboy Jed Gilbertson has partnered with his grandmother and is working hard to renovate their dinner theatre to once again make it profitable. They would like to offer Paige a job. Can he convince her to stay even though he once broke her heart? T ...more
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is such a sweet small hometown romance! I love stories that are 2nd chance romances. This one did not dissapoint!
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