Home by Ginny

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Book Description 

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 ON THIS BOOK 

I just can’t give this book 5 stars, though the writing was really good, it just wasn’t there for me. The characters, plot, in both the lives of the characters and the book Melanie was writing was all over the place.
I found a lot of quotes, and things that helped me deal with some things I’ve been ignoring for a long time. Dr. Elliot has some really good advice for Chloe, advice to take to heart. And Melanie did that. I would have like to have read more about Melanie discussing their problems and what brought them to the place they were in the end. But all in all, this is a very good read. One that can be of help someone who harbors guilt or grief, or both in their lives. This is my first book by author Ginny Yttrup and I will be checking out her other books, and I trust you will as well. I rec’d a copy of this book for free for a book club read. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

About the Author

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Ginny L. Yttrup is the award-winning author of five novels including Home, which released April 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 children, gardening, or spending a day reading a great novel. Ginny lives in northern California. To learn more about Ginny and her work, visit http://www.ginnyyttrup.com.

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