- File Size: 1246 KB
- Print Length: 370 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: K Carr (January 22, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MR8WGY2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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High school sweethearts, Alec and Charlie spent 10 years together seemingly in marital bliss when two years after the birth of their second child, Charlie attempts to kill herself and is only saved from death by mere chance. The story picks up 3 years after this event; Charlie has abandoned her family, touring the globe trying to outrun her immense guilt and Alec by all appearances has moved on, but beneath the surface he is a man enraged.
This is a story of broken hearts mending, with a look into the ravages of childhood illnesses and postpartum depression.
Definitely Recommended Reading!
This is story about Alec and Charlie two teenaged lovers who eventually married and started a family early on in their marriage.
From the outset we learned minuscule details about Charlie and why she left her family. At first I lathe her and couldn't sympathize with her actions but could of understand Alec's riled attitude towards her. Alec lashed out at Charlie (and as anyone in his position would) because the woman not only broke his heart, but left him to parent two young kids without looking back.
But as the story continues onwards we learned in great lengths and details why she went away. And then you felt her pain, her anguish, her guilt and her regrets. And even though so many time had passed and everyone had moved on, Charlie still loved Alec.
But will Alec forgive Charlie? How does he get passed such a betrayal? Can time erased the anger Alec felt when she left "HOME"? These were questions I kept asking myself as I turned the page.
There's a scene, In chapter 3 where the oldest son (Oliver) woke up and didn't see Charlie. He asked his dad if His mom had left him again, that pretty much, tugged at my heartstrings. And then it happened, and this is where the brilliancy of Ms. Carr writing took over, I started to root for the family to be put back together again.
The characters in this book are relatable and you genuinely feel for them through all their triumphant times and pitiful fools. It was so easy to be drawn in by such humanizing characters (Alec & Charlie) who found themselves facing fear and grief, yet they managed to find peace and happiness in the arms of each other.
What I love about Home, besides the spectacular writing from Ms. K. Carr, is that it renders a fresh and different take on family abandonment issues, love that last forever even when it shouldn't, and that family is sometimes all you got. She displayed so eloquently her strengths as a writer, by sustaining the two well mannered adults by humbling them to see where they went wrong and how they could harsh things out openly and honestly.
There is no question that Ms K. Carr have artfully mastered the craftsmanship of writing her characters by showing their many layers, then chip away their hard exterior bit by bit. She also have knack of showing each character flaws early on. She manage to once again produce a story full of bright characters and give a vivid descriptions of place, names and things, while leaving plenty of room for the reader to create their own interpretations of what's going on each other's head.
I can’t wait to read whatever she puts out next. This author, no doubt have ruin me. When it's been hard for me to luxuriate in some of these mediocre books that's out right now, Ms Carr have excel and set forth a new bar.
The dynamics in this book reminds you so much of a family where it feels like your own aliveness. "Home" was a wonderful, suspenseful, spectacular, and overall emotional read.
Please get this book, you will not be disappointed.
This story starts with Charlie returning home to her family after a three year absence. We follow Her as she tries to make amends with her husband and children for leaving them, and tries to rebuild her marriage and family. Alec and Charlie's love for each other is undeniable.
This book tackles the issue of post partum depression and psychosis very well. I loved how realistic and relatable Charlie and Alec are. This was definitely a well written, well thought out, moving story of enduring love. Worth the read.
I'm giving this book 5 starts because of the character development, writing, how well the author nitpick their flaws, and the subtle plots twists. There's nothing mundane about this book. If you are looking to read a romantic book where the characters flaws are well depicted as humanely as possible, then this book is for you . The only con I can think of with this book is that I wish the author gave us a little bit more glimpse of their past.
While reading I ponder upon three things:
1) will Charlie have another psychotic breakdown?
2) will their marriage survive? They clearly love each other but there were issues that could suffocate that love and how willing were they to tackle them.
3) will Oliver live?
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