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Home Sweet Home (The Sweet Life) [Kindle Edition]

Kristen Brown
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Samantha Sweet is a widowed mother of three who decides it's time to leave the city and go back to the provincial little town of Peabody, OH where she spent the first eighteen years of her life. Anxious to start a new life, Samantha decides to open up a business of her own, and throws herself into making the dream a reality. But along the way, there are plenty of things popping up to make life a little more challenging than she expected - nosy neighbors and cranky in-laws, attractive men and pretentious sisters, a gossipy mother, mysterious hate mail, and ghosts from her past that threaten to destroy everything she's worked to achieve. And just when Sam thinks things couldn't possibly get worse, there's a murder that the local detective seems mighty determined to pin on the newest resident of Peabody. Suddenly Sam is overwhelmed with troubles she never imagined, and she knows the only way to get through any of it is by keeping her sense of humor and trusting that God really does know exactly what He is doing.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4030 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NA480A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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78 of 88 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this is Christian? June 15, 2012
By daisy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was very surprised to find this labeled as Christian and was only able to get through the first few chapters. While the main character spoke of God, prayer and going to church, she was constantly saying God's name in vain - and this was just at the beginning of the book. The main character also got upset at her sisters and almost called them a not so nice name. The author did this by putting the first two letters of the word, then a dash. What is up with that? If I want to hear God's name in vain or curse words, (which I don't) I can just turn on the TV and watch most any show. Before purchasing this e-book, I read the description of the book along with all the reviews and had no reason to believe it wasn't a Christian book. This e-book was only 99 cents so thankfully I didn't lose very much money. However, when a book is labled as Christian, that's what it should be. My opinion isn't based on just how I think a Christian should and shouldn't talk, it's in the Bible. In order to submit a review, you have to at least give it one star for the review to be submitted, so I did that. But, based on my Biblical beliefs, I do not give it any stars at all. Very dissapointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars home sweet home July 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
this book was one of the best i've read. there are parts that make you chuckle an parts that make you laugh. very well put together book. no blood and gore, just a fun book to read. i enjoyed it and look forward to another by this author!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to put down September 23, 2012
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Do you really want to know how good I found this novel? I was so involved in this funny, fast moving christian book that I walked a speed of 3.5 on my treadmill for 72 minutes before I realized I had passed up my 30 minute limit. I LOVED IT, and the extra minutes on the treadmill didn't hurt either.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Written June 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is, by far, the worst book I have read in the past 5 years. That's saying a lot! Home Sweet Home is full of punctuation/grammar errors from start to finish. The story is flat and the main character, Samantha behaves like anything but a Christian.

Kristen Brown lacks creativity, unique ideas and polished writing skills. I would consider her less than an armature writer, classifying her as a home-schooled writer with a few pennies to burn. So, she published a poorly written book to Amazon.

The stories not worth .99 cents let alone one penny. I won't be bothering with her upcoming novel, Sweetly Broken.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sure, predictable, but I liked it just the same. January 13, 2013
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Sure this book was a little predictable, but how could you not like it? Having sisters of my own, I know how relationships between female siblings can be hard, but in a Christian home, you would think they would be a little more encouraging to the widowed sister, especially after finding out about her two-timing deceased husband. I will definitely read the sequel, because I want to know if she ends up with the handyman!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars author has potential April 14, 2012
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This was a good story but spelling and grammar were really bad. I probably would not read further books by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Charlotte May 22, 2013
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Samantha has a quick wit and doesn't need the frequent references to her impulsive behavior or red hair to let the reader know that her mouth and body go into action far quicker than her brain. Not sure that I like her actually. Her family seems quite sensible at the beginning of the book but loses credibility rapidly when they embrace Tiffany as an adopted family member. Being a Christian does not equate with being stupid. Additionally, the proof reader must not have actually read the book. No one could miss "The SweAt Pea" as opposed to "The SweEt Pea".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Warm, quirky tale April 25, 2013
By Pat
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Pleasant tale of rather interesting if somewhat off beat characters in living out an over sized circumstance. The most distracting part of this read was the poor grammar in several narrative sections.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 23 days ago by Nancy Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good Christian morals!! Great book!
Published 27 days ago by Linda Wilgocki
4.0 out of 5 stars No cursing and a pleasure to read
This book was so good I couldn't put it down. There wasn't any cursing or taking God's name in vain as per one other reviewer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Annette
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read and I want to REFUTE the review by Daisy
I liked this book. Fun, light reading. Good characters I looked forward to reading each chapter, having a good time with the character development Entertaining small town life... Read more
Published 1 month ago by HBLB
5.0 out of 5 stars Will read more of her books in the future
Kristen Brown did an excellent job on this story. Lots of different angles to follow. Life lessons taught. I enjoyed reading her work.
Published 1 month ago by Judy North
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Sweet Home
I really enjoyed this great book . Never a dull moment in the life of a mother of three, who finds herself in an adventure she never dreamed could happen to her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by pamela fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book! Great series!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by jax
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
Overall I enjoyed the book and saw the comedy sprinkled throughout. The one area that seemed too unreal was the scene with the entire family voting to allow Tiffany into the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn
4.0 out of 5 stars good story
this was a cute noval with a lot of twists. The main character is a Christian and there are biblical messages woven throughout the story.
Published 3 months ago by cheryl scoles
4.0 out of 5 stars HarleyD
I enjoyed reading this book. Loved that no foul language was used. I am older woman and a Christian, so the references to God and praying did not offend me at all. Read more
Published 4 months ago by harleyd
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More About the Author

Kristen Brown was born and raised in Rhode Island. Her husband is retired military and they have lived all over the United States but now call Ohio their home, along with their two children and three dogs, eight cats and a rabbit. She is currently working on the fourth book in The Sweet Life series, Bittersweet.

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