Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn

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Title: Coming Home

Author: Priscilla Glenn

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 20, 2014

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Summary

Leah Marino hasn’t been on a date in two years. After discovering the man she loved had manipulated and deceived her, she refuses to even entertain the idea of a relationship. Instead, she focuses her attention on taking care of her family, a role she’s assumed since the death of her mother and the one place she knows her kindness won't be taken advantage of again.


When a nostalgic trip back to her childhood home results in a chance encounter with Danny DeLuca, a smart-mouthed mechanic who’s as attractive as he is mysterious, Leah's carefully cultivated walls begin to crumble. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Danny, despite his unreliable behavior and mixed signals.


But Danny has a secret...


One that could shake Leah's already precarious foundation and bring her world crashing down around her. Suddenly, she's faced with an incredibly difficult decision--is she willing to risk everything for the chance at finding the love she's always wanted? Or are some obstacles just too big for the heart to overcome?

 

Liz’s Review

Anyone who knows me well, already knows that I’m a huge fan of Priscilla Glenn’s writing.  Her stories always engage me so thoroughly.  They come alive for me, as do the characters.  So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Coming Home is yet another 5-Star read!

Leah Marino, as a natural caretaker and having been hurt in the recent past, was incredibly relatable.  She was real.  She was someone I might be friends with.  Danny DeLuca was equally real (and super-duper yummy!).  His mixed signals only made him more so.  As did the love and care he showed for his ‘Gram’ and the fun he had with his friends.  Priscilla takes characters like these—those who could easily exist in real life—and crafts them into vibrant, fascinating people.  She makes me care about the journey they take.  I become lost in the story, absorbed.

Leah and Danny’s relationship was a back and forth dance of good-faith opportunities and inconsistent reactions.  Despite Leah’s past, she put herself out there time after time, hoping for something more with Danny.  To Danny’s credit, he wanted the same thing.  His inconsistency stemmed from a very serious situation he found himself in, which would impact his future.  He struggled with if, when, and how he should explain to Leah.  He continued to struggle even as he found himself unable to stay away.  Before and after Danny’s situation came to light, as a couple, there was fantastic natural progression.  No insta-love here!  The relationship grew over time, and the love which developed was so absolute, so deep, so real...I could truly feel it. 

The twist in this story is nothing less than inspired.  Honestly, I expected one thing, then suspected several more, and I still didn’t guess right!  Thank you, Priscilla Glenn, for a fresh, original and fascinating twist!! 

To anyone who lives for the journey great storytelling and characters with true depth can take you on, Coming Home is for you.  To those who read for the relationships between characters, Coming Home is for you.  If you love to feel, if you love to laugh, cry, and sigh, Coming Home is for you.  In all sincerity, I recommend Coming Home to everyone.  Priscilla Glenn has done it once again!!

 

5 Stars

 

Giveaway!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

41 comments:

  1. so looking forward to reading this!

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  2. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  3. Priscilla -- I just won a copy of "Coming Home" and can't wait to read it! Thanks! :)

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  4. congrats to Priscilla on the newest release! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I like the concept of your story. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Looking forward to reading your book. Thank you for the great giveaway:-)

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  7. Thank you Priscilla for the awesome writing!!! And giveaway!

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  8. Looking forward to reading Coming Home :)

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  9. Sounds like and amazing read. Keeping fingers crossed in hopes to win this wonderful book.

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  10. I love your books and I'm looking forward to reading Coming Home :)

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  11. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I've heard a lot of great things about this book and look forward to reading it soon! Thanks!

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  14. I'm excited to see how Leah decides to give love another chance. It's hard to put your self out there after a betrayal.

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  15. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

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  16. Looks like a fantastic read, fingers crossed for us all :)

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  17. would love to get my hands on e reader LOL on this one thanks for the giveaway
    Bertie

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  18. On my TBR...looks good...a ton of great reviews...very excited to read!

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  19. Coming Home looks like a good read, love to win a copy. ty for the giveaway. happy reading.

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  20. It sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Hi and thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  23. The review tells me I am in for a great read.

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  24. Fab giveaways here's hoping for a win.

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  25. thank you for always bringing great books to new readers

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  26. Looks like a great read. I can't wait to read it.
    Thank you for a chance at the giveaway!

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  27. I can't wait to read it!! Thanks for the Giveaway :)

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  28. hello priscilla! & thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Congratulations on the release of Coming Home! I can't wait to read it.

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  30. Congratulations on Coming Home, can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway

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