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A Place Called Home by Merrillee Whren Review Promo Blast

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2018 at 10:35 AM


After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back.

Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn't what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt's claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should.

Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?



1. A Place to Call Home

2. A Love to Call Mine

3. A Family to Call Ours 

Each book stands alone, but the stories are connected through setting or characters.

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My Review


A Place to Call Home was a book that tugged at my heart at every turn. I loved the God element in this book and it reminded me that through trust in God anything is possible, even take the broken and impossible situations and turn them into joy.


The characters were well-developed and it was easy to get involved in their journey. I felt compassion for Kurt right away and loved the character of Molly. She was trying to face the ghosts from her past and struggled but still put herself out to help others in need. She was full of generosity which I admired. I loved how the author showed how their relationship grew into one of love, in spite of numerous obstacles.


A Place to Call Home was a very well-written story of love, compassion, faith, and forgiveness. A story of second chances. I can't wait to read more from Merrilee Whren.


I received a copy of the book from Celebrate Lit and voluntarily chose to review it.  5 stars.


Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty- plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Website and signup for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.

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