Home by Ginny L. Yttrup Reviewed

Friday, April 7, 2017

About the book:

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:
Ms.Yttrup's new book evoked all kinds of emotions, not only as I read, but after I finished the book. I am not a first person type of reader, however Ms.Yttrup wrote it so skillfully that I was captivated after the first chapter. Each chapter alternates between, Melanie, Craig, and Jill. I felt like I was experiencing everything they were, and my emotions were riding the roller coaster each of them were experiencing. I have only one place I want drama and that is between the pages of a good book or movie, and Ms. Yttrup places it perfectly between those pages.
This is a must read!

About Ginny L. Yttrup
 Ginny L. Yttrup is the award-winning author of Words, Lost and Found, Invisible, Flames, and Home which released 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, The Entitled Pomeranian. To learn more about Ginny and her work, visit www.ginnyyttrup.com.



First Line Friday Week #14



It's Friday! Which means it's time for First Line Friday. Grab the book closest to you, and write the first line in the comment section. If you'd like to join our little gang please send Carrie of Reading is My Super Power a message.






About the book:

A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom.
 Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn't know much about babies. But he's going to have to learn fast because he's just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he's not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he'll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.
 Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can't seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There's something extraordinarily tempting about his beautifully sad green eyes. . . .
Told through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters, Then Came You is a unique, heart-stirring romance novella by acclaimed author Becky Wade.



First Line:

Garner's Journal Entry

Sylvie left me today. When Glenna found out, she drove over with this leather-bound journal in her hands and compassion in her eyes.

 
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