Another Homecoming

by Janette Oke

Other authorsT. Davis Bunn (Contributor)
Paperback, 2011



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Bethany House Publishers (2011), 256 pages


Fiction. Christian Fiction. Historical Fiction. After a heartbreaking loss, a woman finds herself searching for a family she never knew and a faith she's only beginning to understand.

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LibraryThing member pbhenry
Brother and Sister raised separately, but unite as adults. Brother has heart condition.
LibraryThing member wareagle78
I did enjoy this book very much. I think this is the first Janette Oke book that I've read.

Oke describes with eloquence the hollowness of a life lived without a belief in Jesus. Her characters resonate with depth of spirit or with the futility of a life lived without that underpinning. Her
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descriptions of Martha, Harry and Joel, of Kyle, of Kyle's mother, of Kenneth - are very recognizable to me. Actually, this little book helped me to think through some important issues.
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LibraryThing member NadineC.Keels
With her husband off fighting in the Second World War, the last thing a woman like Martha wants to receive is one of those dreaded...telegrams. But its arrival leaves Martha with a heart-wrenching decision to makeā€”one that will profoundly impact a number of lives in the years to come in Another
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Homecoming by authors Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn.

It's been over twenty years since the first time I read this book. My return to it was purely for comfort reading, and even with the way that I and my preferences for Christian Fiction have changed over the years, sheer comfort is what I got from reading this a second time.

It's a gentle drama, somber and grave in different ways but also infused with nostalgic Americana and, ultimately, hope.

I wouldn't call the novel perfect, as some aspects are a little overdone, oversweet, or redundant. Some of the characters could have used more dimension, especially the key villain. Also, the story may tell about the heroine without showing enough about her, as she largely seems to be a rather passive part of the story until the last fifth or quarter.

Even so, books don't have to be perfect to give me a meaningful experience, and there are reasons why this serious, warm, and life-affirming novel has remained in my memory. Though it's unlikely that I'll revisit the sequel, I'm so glad to have read this one again.
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8.5 inches


1556619340 / 9781556619342

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