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Coming Home: A Novel (Winds of Change) Paperback – March 10, 2012
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About the Author
Stacy Hawkins Adams’ love of writing has expanded from childhood dreams and a decade-plus journalism career to writing freelance and inspiring audiences on speaking tours. She is the author of eight books, including The Someday List, Dreams That Won’t Let Go and Who Speaks To Your Heart? Tuning In to Hear God's Whispers. Stacy and her husband live in Virginia with their two children. When she is not writing or speaking, Stacy devotes considerable time to child advocacy issues. Visit her at www.StacyHawkinsAdams.com.
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My eight faith-based novels have been known to yield laughter and tears, and leave readers feeling deeply connected to the multifaceted characters they meet, while my sole nonfiction book will inspire you to connect more deeply with God.
Ultimately, whether you're reading my fiction or nonfiction, I hope you'll reach the end of what I've written not only feeling more hopeful, but also changed for the better.
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Top Customer Reviews
The thoughts that popped into my head while reading:
1. Brent couldn't apologize to Dayna way before this? So, if he hadn't been ill would he have ever apologized for hurting Dayna the way he did?
2. Why is it that when a married man commits adultery everyone looks at the other woman as if she's more guilty? Yes, she's wrong, but c'mon now, the man knows he has a wife.
3. If the author would have shown what happened in Chapter 29 instead of having Audrey tell what happened, I would have been on the edge of my seat.
4. Christians should be willing to forgive (Colossians 3:13, Matthew 6:14) but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Depending on the situation, forgiveness can be downright difficult.
For the most part, I was into the story - Chapter 27 is where Adams really got my attention - but every now and then it got a bit slow and that's the reason for the 3.5 rating. Coming Home reminds followers of Christ how important it is to take our problems to God in prayer - In the Name of Jesus. The story also has messages on forgiveness and how to grow in the Lord. I like how honest the author was when it comes to Christian couples waiting until marriage to have sex (it can be difficult to resist temptation), and what I liked most was that the author showed what true friendship is all about.
Needless to say this visit upsets her normal life and many changes and problems are now happening. In addition Danya's very good friend Audrey finds herself in trouble and turns to her special friend Danya who is not the person she should go to for help but does and there friendship is tested in this major problem she has created.
Adding to the mix is the questions that Warren is confronted with after hearing Brent say certain things to Danya and there relationship seems to be rather uncertain.
All of this is interesting but not a page or chapter goes by where we are not introduced to prayers, questioning God and above all asking him constantly for guidance and forgiveness and help I felt this was a little more then necessary for the story.
One woman, Dayna, struggles as the one who was cheated and left alone, yet has changed and grown since then. The other, Tamara, is conflicted as the next wife, when Dayna starts returning to her & Brent's lives. I was drawn in by both of these characters, as their stories reminded me that there are two sides to every story.
Both women thought they were over it - the past issues that caused the divorce, and the resulting pain. But they are each dismayed to discover they were wrong. Brent's illness is the catalyst that forces them into a hard look at the past, the present, and even the future.
God is central to the healing these women experience. There are times, just like in our real lives, when each woman wrangles with the idea that God has allowed these difficult, painful things to happen to them. I applaud the author for not rescuing Dayna or Tamara from these moments immediately. That is real life - sometimes we must wait on the Lord, trusting Him in our pain. But His timing and His wisdom are perfect, and He always comes through for us.
And while God is present and central to the theme of this book, there is no overbearing preachy aspect, no guilt-inducing finger pointing by the author. Rather, God meets these women where they are, and does not expect them to be perfect before He starts moving in their lives.
The supporting cast and secondary plot lines further support the message of this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book and recommend it to others. In fact my book club will discuss the book at our next meeting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joyce Peterson
The characters are real and authentic. You are curious about how things will be disrupted and resolved. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!Published 7 months ago by ReadyforAdventure
This is my first time reading a book from this author. This is a wonderful book and I will be reading future books from Stacy. I enjoyed the storyline from beginning to end. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lyrical Passion
Coming Home is a pleasant read that I found to be centered around forgiveness and spiritual growth. Dayna divorced 7 years from her ex-husband Brent Davidson finds herself in a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jacquetta Roden
I love Ms. Hawkins Adams work. Her characters always seem so life like...almost familiar. This new series took me off guard because of what the characters experienced. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bargain_Mom_7
This book really captures the meaning of unconditional love and forgiveness. Real life situations and the daily struggle to overcome them through faith and trust in God.Published 14 months ago by Xiomara L. Tucker
I enjoyed reading this book and examining aspects of my own life where I need to work on with faith and forgiveness. This story will touch your heart and soul. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer