Archive | July 26, 2016

To Have and to Hold, A Returning Home Novel, Serena Bell

To Have and to Hold, A Returning Home Novel,  Serena Bell

To Have and to Hold: A Returning Home Novel by [Bell, Serena]

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Genre: Romance,


I’d read and loved the first two Returning Home novels, so looked forward to getting stuck into this. Once more I got a story and characters I could fully engage with – Trina, poor Trina. What an terrible position to be in, my heart broke for her, but she handled it incredibly well. Hunter too – it must be awful to have gaps in your memory, to have that weight of expectation put on you when you can remember nothing of what relates to it.

The two daughters were wonderful characters, as was the gran. Her actions – well, if I’d been Trina or Hunter I too would have been angry,and yet she did things from the right motives.

Its a heart breaking read, where you can see Hunter wants to do right but just doesn’t remember the feelings he had, where Trina can see the man she loves and yet he’s not that same man anymore, looks like him, talks like him but inside there’s a huge gap, and you wonder if they can get past this hurdle, if his memory will return, and what will happen if it doesn’t. Hard times and I felt for all of them.

Another cracking read that’s full of emotion and drama, and fits perfectly with the two earlier books,

but which can also be read as a stand alone if you haven’t read those.

Stars:Five, a great addition to the series.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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