Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Home By Ginny Yttrup

Home By Ginny Yttrup

Melanie runs away. From conflict. From pain. From reality. 
When novelist Melanie Vander faces a looming deadline, she decides it’s time for an escape to an inspiring, novel-worthy locale. She’s not running away. Really. She just needs time to focus. But as she disappears into her writing, she encounters a man whose tenderness leaves her reeling. Engaging and wise, psychologist Elliot Hammond tempts Melanie to question everything, including her marriage.

But that’s ridiculous. Dr. Hammond isn’t even…real.

Melanie’s husband, Craig, has his own problems, including a recession that’s threatening his business. Waning finances, a looming home foreclosure, and a wife who’s checked out emotionally, has Craig feeling as though he’s carrying his burdens alone. When his client, the beautiful and single Serena Buchanan, offers him a solution to his financial woes, he’s tempted by more than her offer of a business solution. 

At a crossroads, Melanie and Craig seem headed in opposite directions.

As Melanie runs away from her problems by escaping into her own fictional world, Craig dives into his struggles, seeking God for strength and healing for his marriage. Ultimately, Melanie must choose whether she’ll check out completely, or allow her characters to lead her home

My Thoughts:
Having never read a book by Ginny, I was astounded by the level of depth this book brought. I read this book in one sitting and I didn't put it down other than to eat. How many books can you say that for? I love how she makes this book about the Lord and how inspirational the reader finds this book to be. Despite the fact that it is fiction, the reader finds hope in a difficult circumstance. Throughout the book, I had tears in my eyes as I was reading this book and I found my emotions being pulled in several directions. You know this a good book when you relate to the characters, the depth of the book and your left thinking about Melanie/ Craig when the book is long over. This is one of those books you cannot miss! I suggest that you find a bookstore and purchase this book. You won't regret it! I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required and I received this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed here are my own. 

Ginny is the award-winning author of Words, Lost and Found, Invisible, Flames, and her most recent novel, Home, which releases April 1, 2017. She writes contemporary women's fiction and enjoys exploring the issues everyday women face. Publishers Weekly dubbed Ginny's work "as inspiring as it is entertaining." When not writing, Ginny coaches writers, critiques manuscripts, and makes vintage-style jewelry for her Esty shop, Storied Jewelry. She loves dining with friends, hanging out with her adult sons, or spending a day in her pajamas reading a great novel. Ginny lives in northern California with Bear, her entitled Pomeranian. 


Will Jackson said...

This sounds like a really good read. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Jackson said...

I really enjoyed this book as well.

Cafinated-Reads Molly said...

I've been eyeing this one for awhile now. I'll definitely be moving it to the top of my list. Thank you!

Andrew Storm said...

Thanks for sharing. It sounds like a good one.