I am really enjoying this series!
An excellent first book! I really enjoyed it.
Tt stands well on it's own but I still can't wait to get the sequel:
Just checkout the reviews this books has been given....
Del Fabbro, who was born and raised in South Africa, offers a fascinating window into the stark beauty and random violence that characterize the Rainbow Nation, where racial hatred still threatens the fragile peace that has been won. Through dynamic characters and an unflinchingly honest perspective on human weakness, Del Fabbro concocts a winning story of the triumphant power of female friendship.
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW (a starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality)
This touching debut novel is well worth purchasing for most collections.
Eloquently penned, this is a poignant story of a redemptive friendship that triumphs over generations of prejudice and social injustice. Recommended.
The South African-borns debut novel, THE ROAD TO HOME, is the tearjerker tale of a dying mom in South Africa who wants to entrust the rearing of her children to a friend after she is gone. Del Fabbro majored in English literature, and it shows.
Christian Retailing (Vanessa was named one of 7 fictional faces to watch in 2005)
Vanessa Del Fabbro has written a compelling first novel rich with complex characters and an absorbing plot, all set against the fascinating backdrop of South Africa in the wake of apartheid. My own heart was touched by Monicas awakening to her fears and prejudices. With an ending to stand up and cheer about, this book is a real treasure.
Deborah Raney, bestselling author of A Nest of Sparrows
Intricate, vivid, and lyrical. A story that transposes the dark era of South African racial struggles with the healing brilliance of two women who risk everything to reach for each other. THE ROAD TO HOME is an amazing first novel.
Deborah Bedford, USA Today bestselling author of Just Between Us
With lyrical prose, this gifted author illustrates Christs great teachings about the true meaning of love. THE ROAD TO HOME is both powerful and heartbreaking.
Catherine Palmer, Christy Award-winning author of Wild Heather
Vanessa Del Fabbro is a splendid writer! In THE ROAD TO HOMEthe narrative drive of her story pulls like an oceans tide. Every step of the way we believe the fright, the terror, the suffering and the rapturous sparkle of redemption.
Wayne Greenhaw, bestselling author of The Long Journey and The Spiders Web
Writing of the things she knows about, Ms. Del Fabbro takes us on an insider's visit to the heart of South AfricaThe reader will be given a history lesson on South African politics as well as enjoy a touching well-written novel. THE ROAD TO HOME is an inspiring first novel by an author to be watched in the future.
THE ROAD TO HOME is a historical portrayal of a country lost in strife, but its also a story of an unlikely friendship between two women who forge a bond that will last a lifetimeTHE ROAD TO HOME is not light reading, and it is not a romance. Its a story about life and its purpose in a world gone mad. Its a story that everyone should read.
Romance Reviews Today
Vry good story with a satisfying ending.
This is a touching story about South Africa written by the author who was born there. The time is after apartide has been abolished but racial tensions are extremely high. This is the story of a young journalist who gets shot & ends up in a hospital for Blacks. She, being the only White, has much to learn. But as she acts on what she is learning & what she feels God is telling her to do, her whole life changes. It's a telling word picture into the problems in South Africa as well as a wonderful story of what God can do it we become willing to allow Him to change us.
Was not able to read this.
The surviving child had survived again . . . Why had I been spared now, when the last two carjack victims in this hospital had not? When my own brother had not? . . . I hesitated even to put shape to the idea forming in my head. Was there a divine purpose that required my life be spared?
South African journalist Monica Brunetti had it all '" promising career, loving family, marriage-minded boyfriend. Then, a life-changing encounter with evil landed her in a hospital bed next to a gregarious, charismatic Ella Nkhoma, whose wit and caring challenged Monica's worldview. Their remarkable friendship would lead Monica far from the gated white suburbs, and toward a parting that left both women transformed . . . and Monica the mother of two sons.
Set against the dynamic patchwork of South Africa, The Road to Home is an inspriing story of love, courage and everyday miracles.
Vanessa Del Fabbro, born and rasied in South Africa, worked as a print and radio journalist before writing The Road to Home, her first novel. She lives in Houston with her husband and young daughter.