Jan 10, 2012
After walking out on his wife and two young sons twenty-seven years ago, Howard has returned home. Mathias, his youngest son, was eager to reconnect with his father. His oldest son was a different situation. Thomas remembered the night their father abandoned them vividly. Madison always sensed that Howard’s departure was a relief for Ethel. She never said much about her marriage, and he didn’t inquire about it. Now, he wasn’t sure if they would see their wedding
The Dew reviewed Coming Home in February of 2011. You can find that review HERE.
The opening chapter makes you wince when you see what Ethel is enduring at the hands of Howard. Unfortunately, when Howard walks back into her life years later - you want to shake her yourself for being such a marshmallow and allowing him to waltz into her home - jeopardizing her current peaceful and loving existence.
Her oldest son, Thomas, remembers quite well his father's actions and aggression. Mathias was an infant and was never told the ugly truth of why Howard is out of their life. This was a mistake as he's easily swayed when the man saunters back into their lives.
Will Ethel be strong enough to chuck him out in the trash where he belongs and get on with her new life... or will he bring it all tumbling down?
While this is part two of a trilogy, it can easily be read as a stand alone book. A nice hearty book that you can sink your teeth into.
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