Set in 1945, Cathy is anxiously waiting for the return of her fiance from the war. A few months ago her sister was killed in an accident, leaving Cathy to bring up her young nephew. On his return, Cathy is faced with the decision of whether or not to tell Alex about the baby. Sadly, he finds out from somebody else and doesn’t believe the baby is not Cathy’s. After the engagement is called off, and Cathy learns of the sinister actions of Alex, she is left to build her life. Will she ever trust a man again?
Home is where the heart is was one of those books that I was unable to put down. Having said that, be warned that a few late nights may be imminent. The story had my attention from the very first page, not only is it set in a period of history that I enjoy, but it shows a completely different angle than similar books. I believe the history to be correct, and the sinister turn of events gave the book more depth.
Cathy and Alex are both very well developed, making it very easy for me to imagine that I knew them. I particularly liked the relationship between Cathy and her nephew. Alex is the kind of man that we all love to hate, but because he is recently back from fighting the war, it kind of feels wrong to see him in a negative way. I thought this in particular was very cleverly written.
The storyline, although in great depth, is written at a good enough pace to prevent confusion while not being to slow. It was easy for me to picture the scenery, and to imagine the feelings of all the characters.
Overall I would recommend this to pretty much anyone, especially if you enjoy historical, crime or suspense novels. Enjoy.
NB: I received this book free for an honest review