Debbie Macomber, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series, delivers an inspiring new standalone novel about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love.
Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close - until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents' hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father's favorite - a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie's actions even harder to bear.
Now 31, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter, and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie's made, she hasn't been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities - making amends with her sisters, finding love once more - she realizes the power of compassion and the promise of a fresh start.
A wonderful novel of perseverance and trust and an exciting journey through life's challenges and joys, Last One Home is Debbie Macomber at the height of her talents.
©2015 Debbie Macomber (P)2015 Random House Audio
Debbie Macomber delves into family, especially the relationships among three sisters, in Last One Home. This novel has extremely compelling true-life situations of domestic abuse, poverty, suicidal depression, teen pregnancy, infidelity, and family guilt. While this storyline could have been the basis for a darkly depressing tome, Debbie Macomber's style is to find hope in any human situation. To that end, the most depressing details are told either as hearsay or past remembrances, allowing the overall story to remain hopeful. Macomber uses romance and family relationships, if not to overcome all the problems, at least to keep difficulties in proper perspective.
Habitat for Humanity plays an important role in the story and reminds me of the wonderful work they do. Rebecca Lowman does a good job with the narration. Overall, without being overly graphic or deep, this is an enjoyable story.
I love how the book brought light to Habitat for Humanity. I think every reader can relate to one of the sisters in one way or the other and appreciate each of their journeys toward home.
Debbie has once again written a beautiful story!
This is a simple story; young teen love, divorce, reconnecting to yourself and reconnecting to your family.
The author explores several sensitive areas that still occur today. The author approaches these sensitive areas with respect to the readers. You do not need to be worried about the vivid details.
So relax and enjoy a simple, yet complex stroll through the lives of three sisters.
Debbie does it again. I fall in love with her characters and am sad when the book is over. Need to know about Nichole and her husband and Karen and hers
current with the times and trials that can face us as married women. lessons a nd comfort we aren't alone.
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