- File Size: 704 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Christine Campbell; 1 edition (May 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BR9YS0G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,308,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So far it could be any politically correct book on the "women's literature" market - but this book rises above that. The characters deepen and when men come into the story they start out almost as caricatures and then find their own realism as the women in the book begin to see them as real people with real thoughts and ideas. The people in this book stay with the reader and seem to grow even after the book concludes. It is a gentle read that sinks into your mind and soul and gently helps you change your assumptions about others.
I am really impressed with this author and with this novel. I recommend it to anyone who isn't looking for a cookie-cutter story-line. "Making it Home" doesn't come at you with a message or a sermon; it simply shares the lives of the people in it and lets you decide for yourself. This book gives me the same peaceful experience I found reading D.E. Stevenson's work - but updated for modern times.
It is the story of three women: Kate who had a home but whose heart was not in it, Phyllis who wanted something more than her home, and Naomi whose life was frozen by grief and fear. They meet each other by accident, become friends, and felt they should help each other. On the path of discovery that life is much more than what they think, the author develops the plot in a superbly captivating manner.
I enjoyed reading this novel, and I am sure that you too will enjoy reading this novel, provided you are used to reading in this genre.
has written a masterpiece, a book worthy of everyone's bookshelf. I wouldn't
be at all surprised to see it made into a movie -- the characters are incredibly
real and the emotions evoked are profound. There were several times when I held
back tears and, by the final page, I no longer fought them and let them flow.
Move over Nicholas Sparks, you have new competition in Christine Campbell.
This woman writes from a heart of gold to the hearts and souls of us all.
If only I could give it ten stars ..
CJ Heck, Author
I really enjoyed the way in which author brings the women together and describes their developing friendship. They don’t become best buddies in a simple linear way. Their false starts and awkward moments reveal the complexity of friendships. While I was intrigued to discover the reasons behind Phyllis’ benevolence and Naomi’s isolation and depression, it was Kate’s story that really gripped me.
In the same way as she describes Kate’s friendships, the author shies away from simplifying her fragile marriage. We learn how she met her husband, the years of miscommunication, silences, and rows, through to Kate’s current fears about her husband’s early retirement. The author then delves deeper with the portrayal of Kate’s husband who begins as a bit of a caricature, and slowly emerges as someone struggling to find himself, just as much as Kate is trying to find herself. The scenes where he reads a beautiful book he finds in the summer house, and the roles both the summer house and the book play in the story, are so poignant.
The theme of home is woven throughout the story in subtle, unusual and satisfying ways.
There is a gentleness, warmth, and piercing honesty in Christine Campbell’s writing that both comforts and makes you think.