Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Return to Paradise by Barbara Cameron

It is Do A Grouch A Favor Day!  You should do something nice for the grouchy person in your life.  Try to cheer them up!  Fun and interesting historical fact time!  On February 16 in 1929 King Tut's tomb was unsealed for the first time by archaeologist Howard Carter (I would have loved to have been there).  In 1878 Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act.  This act required the minting of silver coins (the Silver Dollar) and for them to be put into circulation.   The Ladies Home Journal begins publication in 1883. The National Deaf Mute College is established in 1857 in Washington, D.C.  It is later renamed Gallaudet University (and still in existence).  It is the first school for the advanced education of the deaf.  Studebaker Brothers Wagon Company is established in 1852 (later to become automobile manufacturers).  

Return to Paradise by Barbara Cameron is the first book in The Coming Home series.  David Stoltzfus left Paradise, Pennsylvania a year ago.  He left without a word to fiancé Lavina Zook.  She knew that his home life was difficult because of his father, Amos.  Amos was hard on his sons.  Now Amos is sick with colon cancer and Waneta, Amos' wife, wants her sons to come home (she has three sons).  Lavina finds David and tells him about the situation.  David comes home to help his family.  When he wants to stay will Lavina ever be able to forgive him.  Will she be willing to open her heart to love (and heartbreak) again?  You will have to read Return to Paradise to find out.

Return to Paradise was a lovely, heartwarming novel.  I picked it up and did not want to stop reading it.  Return to Paradise is easy and enjoyable to read.  The writing is very good and easily engages the reader (and their attention).  At the end of the book I just wanted more (I did not want it to end).  We still have two more brothers (and Lavina's sister) and their stories.  I look forward the next book in The Coming Home series.  I give Return to Paradise 5 out of 5 stars.  I had no complaints about this book (I am sure some of you are shocked)!  Return to Paradise came out today!

You can follow Barbara Cameron on Amazon to get updates on her newest books.  You can also see what other books she has published.  I received a complimentary copy of Return to Paradise from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My current book is A Hold on Me by Pat Esden. We had some severe rains last night.  There was a lot of thunder and lightening (leading to scared animals).  It is now sunny and bright outside!  I am off to the pharmacy.  I hope all of you have a wonderful Tuesday!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

1 comment:

  1. Kris, I agree Return to Paradise was a heartwarming and delightful book to read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.