Friday, March 11, 2016

Flashback Friday: A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) by Keira Andrews.


Title: A Way Home

Author: Keira Andrews

Publisher: KA Books

Release: 6th April 2015

Genre: M/M (contemporary)


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Will returning to their Amish roots renew their faith in each other?

Isaac and David never thought they'd go back to the Amish world. But when Isaac’s younger brother is stricken with cancer, they don’t hesitate to return. Their relationship is on the rocks after insecurity and fear drove a wedge between them in San Francisco, and David is determined to make things right. Yet if they thought navigating “English” life was confusing, being back in Zebulon is even more complicated.

Their families are desperate to bring them back into the fold, and pressure from the community builds. Isaac and David yearn for a future together, but each day it becomes harder to hide the truth about who they really are. They're caught between two worlds, and if they’re not careful it could tear them further apart.

Can Isaac and David make their way back to each other—and find a place to call home?

We all have books sitting in our TBR list, waiting patiently to be read, but sometimes those gems get lost among the ever growing pile!

So, every now and again we will be scouring our Kindles for the books WE haven’t had time to get around to and we’ll be sharing them with you on….

Flashback Friday!


Mark’s Review

Two worlds collide but it also means that Isaac and David find closure and with it so did I, phew!This whole series has been such a powerful and emotional tour de force I was left breathless at the sheer scope, depth of feeling, angst, hope and joy all encompassed in three marvellous books. As I said in my review of book two I dived headlong into this final book immediately and after I thought I’d been hit by a tidal wave of emotion in the previous book this final chapter in Isaac’s and David’s journey was a positive tsunami which engulfed me in one of the most beautiful stories I have read to date.

Isaac and David ran away to San Francisco without saying goodbye to anyone in the middle of the night and in so doing left them possibly feeling a little more homesick due to guilt and a bad conscience than if they had cleared the air before doing a runner. Well, Isaac’s brother Nathan is seriously ill in hospital and maybe Isaac or Aaron can be the key to save his life. They have to go back to Zebulon to face the music but under such circumstances also brings a whole load of pressure with it too. David arrives a little later and both of them have a lot of talking to do to clear the air and found out where they both stand in order to crave out a future for themselves.

OMG! The moment they arrive back in Zebulon and come face-to-face with not only their families again but the community at large I was dropped into such heart wrenching scenarios one after the other and it didn’t let up. Aaron was shunned and his parents totally ignore his existence, don’t even acknowledge or look at him. I could feel the hurt on both sides to be honest. They could talk to Isaac as he hadn’t yet joined the church but even there, always this pressure for Isaac and David to repent and return to the church as that is the only way to come home and return. Geez, you could feel the hurt in Isaac’s and David’s parents but due to their strict religious upbringing and conditioning aren’t able to accept them as they are. David and Isaac still love their parents and siblings dearly but at least with their brothers and sisters they find a little understanding that they can’t get or expect from their parents.

I was left bereft on so many occasions with the sheer power and emotionally charged writing from Ms Andrews that it’s a wonder my Kindle survived the ordeal. It’s anger and hurt all round, especially when it looks as though Nathan’s life could be on the line due to religious zealousness. I almost lost my rag and saw red while reading too. But we need to work though the anger and hurt for anything in this life to make sense. This is exactly what David and Isaac need to face together to make them whole and complete. In the middle of all of this is the voice of reason coming from June the non-Amish neighbour. Oh how I loved this secondary character with all my heart. I just so wanted to hug her. One of the kindest and most loving people you could ever wish for. Her love for our two boys is unconditional and in some respects becomes more of a mother to them them both than their own.

As I said at the beginning two worlds collide but it’s exactly this that is needed for Isaac and David to get the closure they need in order to build a solid future together with no more regrets. I could wax lyrical about this book all day and to be honest nothing that I could ever write here would do justice to the way this book made me feel. Every single dialogue is so emotionally charged, feelings running so high that I had palpitations. I think I must of started weeping like a baby at around halfway in to the book and it did not let up!! Even when we get to the hard fought HEA in the epilogue I cried tears of joy all over again.

It's a rare thing when an author can make me feel as though fictional characters are real, living and breathing people. Friends you feel for, laugh with, cry with, want to comfort and encourage, who take up a place in heart and don’t let go. This series is one of those that will stay in my heart for a long time. Thank you Ms Andrews for enriching me with a life-affirming story and for giving me our sweet, wonderful boys, David and Isaac, that I will never forget. To David and Isaac – God bless!



Meet Keira Andrews

1366040After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

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