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Homecoming

(The Sterling Wood Series #1)

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Lily Sommers reluctantly returns to Sterling Wood to attend her Uncle Jimmy's funeral - a town she left years ago.

Sterling Wood holds painful memories she’s tried to forget. One, in particular, is still raw and every time she returns pulls the scab off a wound that will not heal - Luc Pearson, the handsome high school sweetheart who betrayed her.

Seeing Luc again isn't the
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ebook, First Edition, 343 pages
Published May 30th 2019 by Kingston Publishing Company
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars


I'm still recovering from this book a week later. My heartbeat picks up every time I recall different scenes from this story. Charlene Johnson has a way with words and I don't see them leaving my head any time soon.


Lily Sommers left her hometown with a broken heart that's never truly healed. She had a plan for her future that included Luc Pearson but betrayal stopped that. Now successful she returns to her hometown to bury her uncle and a run in with her ex proves that the sparks a
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Mary Dean
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes this book is good! This author has the mystery and suspense element down. This is the story of Lily who returns to Sterling Woods, her hometown to bury her uncle Jimmy. This town holds good memories for her but also holds a lot of heartbreak. Especially when she sees her ex Luc. He was the boy she gave her heart to as a teenager and the one who broke it before she left. Her plan is to bury her uncle, go through her family houses and get back to her life in California. Well life never ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got lots a mixed feelings from just reading this story. One the comes across that is tough to stomach is the fact that Lily’s mother and father were still married when her parents ‘married’ other people and lives as married couples do with their second spouse (cheated). Second is when does this story take place? There were times I felt like this was from the 50s and then to parts where it was modern. One big misunderstanding that cause these two high school sweethearts to be none. One ex frien ...more
Debra Phiri
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Charlene Johnson and so I had super high expectations for her new series beginning with this book Homecoming! So it comes as no surprise that I wish i could give it more than five stars and that it hadn't ended as quickly as it did.

This story has heart, heat, intrigue and was a true delight for this readers heart to read! The characters make you love them, want to smack them, hug them and pay for all their therapy! It is truly magical that as you read you get lifted up and tos
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Erika
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read

I was feeling who the killer was for a while. I’m a bit disappointed that we didn’t get a meeting between Lily and Percy. He saved her life whilst we all know that he’s not the nicest of people. By the way it’s hilarious that Stephanie is going out with a bartender given how snobby her parents are.
As for the story it was riveting although it must be set in the past. I can understand how they felt their only option was to hide and use William when they were young, however given his wea
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Sue
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-challenge
Lily Sommers finds herself back in Sterling Wood to attend the funeral of her Uncle Jimmy. This is the last place on earth that she wants to be and would love to leave as soon as possible. It is hard enough trying to forget a past love that betrayed her, but now she finds herself the target of someone wanting to see her dead.

This is a story filled with lots of suspense, twist and turns, hidden secrets, angst, and danger. You will enjoy the storytelling and characters, but be hooked by the myster
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Jeanne Richardson
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th book I've read written by Charlene Johnson; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather W
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first story from this author and I loved it and look forward to reading more. Great characters that are well-developed, an amazing storyline, danger, twists, turns, drama, and romance all combine to make a real page-turner.

Kudos to Charlene Johnson for this exceptional read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tina
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Homecoming is a very good suspenseful and intriguing story. The characters seem to come alive in this great book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Pam
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author and she hooked me! This book had some of everything...second chances, lies and hidden secrets, to suspense and danger. Such a great read!
Tanya
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She did not want to go back home as it means facing her past. Her uncle has died and so she goes home where she will meet the ex who betrayed her. Worse is to come as someone is trying to kill her. Why do they want her dead? Who wants her dead? Will she find out? Will others be able to keep her safe? See how she gets on
Anie
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lily ran away from her home town as soon as she could, only coming back when absolutely necessary. Now he Uncle died and she has to come back for the funeral and sort his house out. It's not the house she has to sort out, there is Luc, her old love, that she, not all that over

I love the storyline, it's all about having second chances, lies to be unraveled and secrets to reveal.

received from Silver Dagger Book Tours
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Charlene is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento, California where she spent 30+ years working at Northrop Grumman.

Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first s
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