Friday, November 9, 2018

Place Called Home

GIVEAWAY
ANDERSON, BRENDA S.
PLACE CALLED HOME

All she wants is a settled place to call home.
He can't wait to make home a life-long road trip.

All Tessa Chansen ever wanted was a stable place to call home. She though she'd found that when she moved in with Jared -- until his home became her prison. When his control escalates, the only answer is to escape -- an escape that's hampered when she falls and fractures her ankle.

While building his graphic design company, Nate Brooks is focused on the future he's dreamed of: traveling around the country from the comfort of his renovated school bus. But when he picks up a wounded, mysterious hitchhiker, those well-laid plans take a backseat to protecting her.

Hobbled by her injury, Tessa fears she'll never find freedom. Or has she found it with the family who graciously opens their home to her? And with Nate's protection put his family -- and his heart -- at risk?

My Review:

This is the eleventh book in the innovative Potter's House series -- a multi-authored series of standalone books loosely  linked through the theme of "hope, redemption and second chances."

"I'm learning that when God sends me on a detour, I need to enjoy the view." (p 58). That's Nate Brooks -- gregarious, mission-minded and compassionate. Always ready to share the gospel and come to the aid of someone in need. In fact, he has a reputation for picking up 'strays' of the two-legged variety. He can't help it when those God nudges prompt him to offer help before he can think things all the way through.

Nate is young -- just out of college and starting up his own business. He's all about fiscal responsibility and making a dent in those student loans. He doesn't have the time or inclination to get mixed up in Tessa's complicated story...only there's that divine nudge...more of a shove, really that has him reaching out to help even though Tessa's loathe to accept it. She's aggravating and captivating and it doesn't take long for Nate to become completely entangled in her life.

Fleeing an emotionally abusive relationship, Tessa hardly recognizes the woman she's become. So far from the faith she grew up with and the music she lived for. Watching her slowly regain her confidence and sense of self makes for a captivating read. Alternately sweet and heart-wrenching. Even funny in places.

Place Called Home is a short novel that packs a wicked punch. A story with heart and hope and the miracles that come in the form of divine second chances.

My thanks to the author for gifting me wih a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Paperback copy only available for US and Canadian readers. Ebook for International readers.

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Place Called Home, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 11 2108. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Place Called Home sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  2. Kav, your reviews always, always melt my heart. You have such a beautiful way with words, and your vision of what the story is about puts a huge smile on my face. I think you could tell the story even better!

    Thank you for the very gracious review! What a beautiful way to begin my morning! :)

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    1. Ah, thanks, Brenda! Happy to share the good news about your books.

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  3. Second chance books are awesome!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Always so hopeful! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. "PLACE CALLED HOME" sounds wonderful! The world needs more Nate's. Would love to read more about both Nate and Tessa.

    Ok, eleventh book in a series and I'm just waking up to it. Guess I've been living under a rock. :)

    Thank you for your review and the great opportunity to win a copy. I will definitely be checking out the other books in this series.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Yes -- this old world could use a legion of Nates. Good luck, Kay.

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  5. I always enjoy reading your reviews. That's why my to be read like is always high. Your the best. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Kim -- glad I can contribute to your reading list. Why should I be the only one with a loooooooonnnnnngggggggg TBR list? lol Good luck!

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  6. Count me in! I love seeing characters who've struggled with their faith finally surrender to the Lord at the end.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Then Brenda Anderson's books were written just for you! Good luck, Trixi!

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  7. Sounds Emotional 😔
    And Very Good 👍
    Thanks for the chance 😍🍯🐝😍
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com 💖😘💖

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    1. You’re welcome, Linda! Good luck!

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    2. Thanks Kav As Always for All of these Great Giveaways 😊

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  8. This sounds like a great read. Thank you! leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Wow! Your cover reminded me of myself when I was younger & taking off down the road. Intrigued to read! cornpeassmile-4(at)outlook(dot)com

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  10. Nate sounds like a great guy!

    Brenda writes great contemporary stories...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. We all long for "A Place Called Home" and one day we will get there, never to leave again.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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