Book Reviews of Coming Home

Coming Home
Coming Home
Author: David Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780764226779
ISBN-10: 0764226770
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Tormented by memories of her mother's death, her father's retreat into alcoholism, and her hatred of her grandmother, whom she blames for both, Jessica Lehman is determined to put the past behind her. Instead, she finds herself drawn back to her grandmother's home to face her suspicions about what really happened there. Andy, a childhood friend, becomes her ally in the search for truth that engages and changes them both. Narrator Aimee Lilly portrays Jessica's conflict in somber tones and handles gender changes with skill. When events escalate to the point of Jessica's sanity being questioned, Lilly portrays
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Helpful Score: 1
Pity David Lewis, who has been living in the shadow of his famous wife Beverly, author of numerous bestselling Christian novels involving the Amish. Whether David undertook this project in order to step out of his wife's shadow is unclear, but whatever his motives, it was well worth it. David has made a clean break from his wife's common themes- there is not a single mention of an Amish person in the story. Instead, it is set mostly in Colorado's Front Range, where the author makes his home. It focuses on the plight of a girl named Jessie, a recent college graduate who battles emotional and psychological scars from the death of her parents and the lack of a secure home. En route to a new job in Oregon, she plans to make a short detour to her childhood home in Colorado, but once there, discovers she must face the ghosts from her past that have constantly been haunting her. Along the way, she is also confronted with the issue of faith in a God she has long since abandoned, but can't seem to escape. Jessie's struggles are portrayed in a starkly realistic light, and the characters she comes across are all geniune and believable enough to attach the reader. The story manages to be very moving without getting sappy or overly sentimental. Here's hoping it's not the last by David Lewis.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book immensely. The story was very unusual, but engaging. It was heart-warming to see the growth in the main character, Jessie, as she was able to recapture a less self-destructive way of living and thinking. I loved the characters in the book. They were interesting people. The story dealt with real issues that we all facedeath of a parent, forgiveness, growing up and growing old, facing our deepest fears, and being able to give and accept love.
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This is a fabulous story with enough twists to keep it interesting and a great ending! Loved it.
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This was a wonderful book. I just loved it. Author is husband of the equally great author Beverly Lewis, and was stunned that both of them should be equally great as authors. A wonderful story. Tormented by memories of her mother's death, her father's retreat into alcoholism, and her hatred of her grandmother, whom she blames for both, Jessica Lehman is determined to put the past behind her. Instead, she finds herself drawn back to her grandmother's home to face her suspicions about what really happened there. Andy, a childhood friend, becomes her ally in the search for truth that engages and changes them both. Narrator Aimee Lilly portrays Jessica's conflict in somber tones and handles gender changes with skill. When events escalate to the point of Jessica's sanity being questioned, Lilly portrays her terror with palpable realism. A surprising ending reveals complex characters and motives.
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Jessica and her friend Andy were childhood friends, until tragedy struck. Circumstances yrs later brings them back together, all the while Jessica is on a quest to figure out what really happened....
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Very nice romance with some mystery thrown in. A very good read.
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Drama, romance, suspense. I enjoyed this story very much.
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This was an easy reading book. Interesting and thought provoking.

Unfortunately, this book was poorly bound and has one loose page.
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This was an enjoyable Christian fiction. My Ladies' Christian Book Club enjoyed it. Not your normal predictable ending.