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    Amazing

    This is a retelling of the heart gripping story originally told in The House That Love Built told from Ria's point of view. You get the whole story so even if you haven't read the prior book you will enjoy this one. It's a story of past pain and loss that tore a family apart and their struggle to forgive, rebuild, and love again. This is a wonderful story that is not to be missed. I highly recommend it.
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    The Road Back Home

    ARC for honest review with no compensation The Road Back Home is book 5 in the Second Chances series by Jean Brashear and while it can be read as a standalone, reading the prior book House That Love Built will give more in-depth and a better understanding of these too stories. Ria Channing ran away from home six years ago after the death of her brother which she caused. Now after making a deathbed promise she is returning home with her 4 year old son, worn out from barely surviving life. She doesn’t expect forgiveness for her sins but hopes they will take care of her son...but the home life she left is not what she finds when she returns... Sandor Wolfe, sculptor owes Cleo (Ria’s mother) his career so he will do whatever it takes to protect her from all the heartache Ria caused her years before. What he doesn’t expect is the vulnerability of Ria and how she wants to repair all the damage she’s done. What an emotional story...tears, tragedy, pain, heartbreak, redemption and so much more...
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    Another beautiful story.

    Victoria aka Ria as her baby brother David called her, returns home with her small son Benjy. Ria didn’t want to go home but she promised her dying friend, Dog Boy that she would and that she would attempt to mend the fences she shattered. Everyone in the family blamed Ria for David’s death including Ria herself. It shattered the fragile connection she and her mother, Cleo, had. So with the overwhelming guilt she carried Ria ran and was gone for years until being destitute and emotionally broken she gives a promise she has to honor and goes home. Things don’t go smoothly. She butts heads with everyone including her sister, Betsy and Sandor her mother’s helper and self-appointed protector. Only her father David and her aunt Cammie and gramma Lola seem to be able to accept her back into the family. There is an attraction between her and Sandor though and he seems to have decided he should be her protector as well. At first he thinks he’s doing it for Cleo’s sake but eventually he comes to understand that there is more to his feelings for Ria then just because she’s Cleo’s fragile broken daughter. Along the way Sandor takes a homeless young boy under his wing as well, Jerome. Jerome is wise beyond his years and not afraid to call both Sandor and Ria out on the attraction growing between them that they both vehemently deny. This book is another one you won’t be able to forget, the story of the characters so real and poignant. You will need some tissues and you will eagerly turn the pages. I was gifted a copy of this book. My honest review is voluntarily provided and I anxiously wait for the next book by Ms. Brashear.
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    Another Hit

    This is a different view of the story “The House That Love Built.” While Ria played an important role in that book it was mostly about Cleo and Malcolm. This story is more about Ria and Sander. While the first story required tissues this one requires so much more. Tears just poured from me reading Rita’s story. Guilt, low self esteem, need for love and forgiveness consumes Ria. The journey to healing this family is an emotional roller coaster that you do not want to miss. Make sure you have plenty of tissues available as Jean takes you into the world of the Channing family.
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