I really like Susan Mallery, even though a lot of her books follow the same formula: Husband cheats, divorce, woman goes back to her childhood home, and discovers the life, and love, that she's been looking for. However, even though this book has the same formula, it was wonderful! The story was rich with good characters. There was a deep feeling of family and love. There were trials to overcome, but even through those, the love was obvious. As I read, I felt like I was a part of this great family.
One note- Mallery usually uses sex in her books. This one was very chaste. There was some "touching" during kissing, but no sex. No profanity either. What a relief! Just strong characters living life, and learning how to connect with others.
This was a sweet story about what makes people family, and I loved both of the main characters. Knowing you're adopted and having your adoptive parents show up out of the blue are two different things, but Mallery handles the story beautifully.
Really enjoyed this book.
Love Susan mallery and this story sounds great but after 2 chapter it just didn't grab me so I put it down and moved on.
It's the best book I've read this year!
I actually give this book 4 ¾ stars*. Already Home is the best book Ive read this year. It was well written with an easy flow and the characters were very believable. I honestly cant think of any way to improve it. Its one of those books you finish and still think about days later. And most important it played on my emotions by making me cry. Already Home is not a romance, although it has romantic moments. It is about family connections, starting over, going with your instincts, and the choices we make.
I love Susan Mallery books. And I think this is one for the keeper shelf!
*(I reserve 5 for the best book Ive ever read.)