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The Heart's Homecoming (Love Inspired #314) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373873247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373873241
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,583,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers' Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she's not writing or working for her husband's recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at http://www.merrilleewhren.com or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerrilleeWhren.Author

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Readin' Librarian on September 14, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Merrillee Whren's The Heart's Homecoming is a tender story of self-realization and forgiveness between two people who have hurt one another and want to make it right. Sam and Jillian are aware of their mistakes and often stumble on the way to their separate redemptions before they can find one another again.

Whren's writing has a charm and simplicity that highlights the story and makes each twist in the tale believable. The minor characters are likeable and their "people next door" quality enhances the main plot of the book.

The Heart's Homecoming will warm your heart, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BMAR on May 23, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"The Heart's Homecoming" by Merrillee Whren was extremely interesting and a quick read.

Sam and Jillian were college sweethearts who planned to marry as soon as "Jilly" graduated. Jilly, however, had a change of heart and left Sam at the altar to go off and pursue her dreams of making it big in the computer/tech industry.

Years later, Sam is the youth pastor at the local church and Jilly is moving back to town to help her parents traverse a difficult family time. Jilly realizes that walking away from Sam was the biggest mistake she's made in life and would love to see if the can salvage or reignite their old love.

Sam, however, was heartbroken by Jilly walking away from him and is not ready to even consider it. Only the conviction of his heart that he must forgive her to live up to the example he's been teaching to the youth may open the door of opportunity for Sam and Jillian to find their way back to each other.
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By M. Palmer on March 18, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book started out great! Jillian was back in town eight years after leaving her fiance at the alter. She wanted another chance, but Sam wasn't sure he did.

After she left, Sam jumped into a rebound relationship and it caused a lot of problems between him and God and his family. But now Sam was a youth minister and on the straight and narrow. He wanted to forgive Jillian, but he didn't know if he could ever get passed the pain she caused to try a relationship again.

Then there was a teenage girl who found out she was pregnant. Sam helped her parents deal with that while trying to convince her to tell them who the father was.

The middle of the book was really draggy. But the last fifty pages or so were really good - about the time we figure out who the father is...The break up was heart breaking, but the unplanned pregnancy really brings things into perspective. Though I was ready to thrash Sam at one point, he made up for it in the end.
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