By Judith Keim
- Release Date: 2019-02-13
- Genre: Contemporary
Going Home Judith Keim Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
In 1970, Violet Hawkins' only wish at eighteen is to escape her life in the Dayton, Ohio foster-care system and make her way to the west coast to enjoy a mellow life and find the love she's been missing all her life. She makes it to San Francisco, but soon learns she needs a job if she's to live properly. A kind, young man named Kenton Chandler offers her a sandwich and a job at his father's inn and vineyards. With nothing to lose, Lettie takes him up on his offer and begins a whole new life in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. She immediately falls in love with the land and is fascinated with the idea of growing grapes in order to make wines. She, Kenton, and Rafe Lopez become friends as she learns about running the small inn on the property.
At the same time she marries Kenton, a stroke kills his father. And then before she can tell Kenton she's pregnant, he dies in an automobile accident. Heartbroken and burdened with the gift of the Chandler Hill Inn and Winery, she's left with the task of making them a success. Struggling to raise a child alone while working to grow the business, Lettie makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.
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User reviews about this book
Great book! Don’t think I’ve cried so much reading a book. Poor girl had soo much sadness in her life. Things did great better but then again for her once again a sad ending. Would recommend this book but bring your tissues.
I LOVED this book
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It followed Lettie through her life starting from age 18 after she aged out of foster care through to her death. She experienced profound love & profound loss. She had wonderful men come into her life & a scoundrel or 2. She had amazing strength that she didn’t know was in her. She made many mistakes, but learned from them. She found wonderful friends that taught her, learned from her, & provided family since she’d never known her own. As an extra bonus, there were no raunchy sex scenes at all! I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
A very nice story. How a dream can come true,through tragedy. I really enjoyed reading this book
Looking forwards to the second book in the Chandler Hill Inn series! This first book in the series follows a young lady who had spent her childhood in foster homes as she completely changes her life. Chandler Hills Inn comes alive through her love for the beautiful vineyards.
This book brings out every emotion you can possibly have. I enjoyed it and cried at the ending only to think about my life at the end of it. I’m looking forward to reading about Cami’s journey in life.
A must read book in 2019
What a fantastic emotional book. This book will take you on a roller coaster ride and have you needing tissues several times. Lettie ages out of the foster care system and heads to San Francisco. Her money doesn’t last as long as she hoped and when she sets down on some steps, she meets Kenton, who will change her life. I don’t want to leave any spoilers because I really hope everyone will read and review this amazing story. I will say, you will love these characters and the descriptions will have you wishing you was there.
I received an advance reader copy of this book and this is my voluntary and honest review.
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