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There were some parts that were very hard to read because I went through some of that (watching my mom be abused), but it reminded me how God can take an awful experience and turn it in good. Desiree realized that at the end too.
My only frustration with The Road Home is that at times the writing feels rushed, like Matos is composing an objective synopsis rather than letting a dramatic scene unfold. The book is 183 pages, but holds all the potential to easily be 4-5 times the length by delving into the deeper emotions and development of the characters and creating dialogue from scenes that sometimes seem to only summarize an event. I guess I'm sad that I didn't have more to read.
Matos' characters are all very relatable and very human, reminding us that even those we think lead perfect lives have struggles, doubts, and secrets they try to forget. I would recommend The Road Home to any romantic, any lover of books, anyone struggling with forgiveness, anyone.
Aimee is a constant positive influence in Desiree's life, gently demonstrating God's love and mercy. Desiree's absent father and emotionally/geographically distant mother have left her cold and disinterested in what God has to offer. She's been looking for love in way too many wrong places.
Just when Desiree thinks all of her problems are solved by marrying Sergio, her troubles are just beginning. She has no idea how twisted he actually is.
This book certainly held my interest straight through to the very emotional ending. It is a story of friendship, love, spiritual need, compassion for others, and a reminder that our blood family members are not chosen by us, and we may not agree with their choices--but we love them in spite of differences and need to show them grace. Not one of us knows when we will be called Home, so don't waste time on bitterness and lack of forgiveness.
Looking forward to more from this author!
The story opens with the imagery of a woman expecting her lover, trying to remove the impediment to his coming for her. Desiree is dying and reflecting on the emotional milestones of her life and the foolish choices she made while trying to find happiness. It also portrays her discovery of perfect peace and joy in the presence of the Lover of her soul. By the end of her examination of her life, we have come to know not only Desiree but a wealth of interesting characters: Aimee who always was there to clean up Desiree's messes and love her unconditionally, Nate who sweetly wanted to be Aimee's hero -and was. Mrs. Adams with her blunt, salty language, open-hearted acceptance, and beautiful explanation of forgiveness. Her husbands, so very different from each other, and her children.
Many controversial subjects appear in the novel, but the overriding theme seemed to me to be to let God be God. I loved the comment--"I'm so glad that you're not God and that I'm not at your mercy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the story and also the fact that it has great learnings you can apply to real life. Great way to start and finish.Published on July 5, 2014 by Lilliam Candelaria
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion of it. I enjoyed meeting the learning about the characters of the story. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Busymom
A very engaging story about faith, love, and friendship, and the trials and tribulations that life can bring you. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by jerseygina1
"The Road Home" is a Christian Fiction Contemporary Romance written by Naty Matos. It's a look back at the life and loves of Desiree Adams and her best friend since college,... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I've read this book twice and each time I see something different that makes me think about my life, my decisions, and my relationship with God. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I could not put this book down. I love the friendship between the 2 girls. True example of God's love never giving up on us, no matter where we are. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Rev
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