A Place To Call Home

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After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back.

Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn’t what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt’s claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him —perhaps more to like than she should. Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?


1. A Place to Call Home

2. A Love to Call Mine

3. A Family to Call Ours

Each book stands alone, but the stories are connected through

setting or characters.

Author bio:place to call home 1_preview

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Website and signup for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.

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My thoughts…
This book is a homey, down-to-earth Christian romance. Because old houses and bed & breakfasts are intriguing to me, I particularly liked those elements in the setting of this story.
The romance felt a bit fast and forced to me. In spite of the fact of Molly being just a bit leery of hiring Kurt, an ex-con, she is immediately battling attraction to him, and this is one of the main focal points of the story. This doesn’t quite make sense to me.
There is just enough mystery in the story line to make me want to keep reading it.
Overall, I found this to be an interesting, even if it is rather light reading, contemporary Christian romance novel.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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