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Publisher's Summary

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine - a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

©1996 Kristin Hannah (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A memorable story of love and redemption.” ( Library Journal)
“All the world loves Kristin Hannah.” ( Newsday)

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    5 out of 5 stars

A 50 Tissue Read

This is a great story, the people in this story will grab you. She puts hearts and souls in the people on the pages.
I cried almost all the way through it.
I Heard That

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Life UNEXPECTED.Excellent book

If you could sum up Home Again in three words, what would they be?

Love, Faith and Understanding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Francis, all you need to do is open you eye's and see the good everything he brings to life.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

Magdelaine so strong and willing to do anything to reach and help those she loves. Asking for nothing, Wants only the best for her family, and looking after all these years of raising a child on her own, she stands for a lot of us women that endured what she did and still standing today.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, and I went to bed with tears after reading it. Good and bad.

Any additional comments?

This will bring real life to your door steps. It's not what you expected, but neither is life. To many times we get caught up in books that take us far away from this. But then we need to see how people handle what we deal with almost everyday. Sometimes I think people that are larger than life are out of touch with reality. After this, I don't think so. It's happened to us all. This is a A teenager out to show you she knows it all, a hard working single mother and a the father showing up when he don't want to be a part of his home town life, and his brother, all smiles and willing to do anything to bring it all in front of their eyes. And he does. . Expect your emotions to be torn here, bring out tissues and all of us has been thru this. the way it's narrated was so remarkable, it helped me at least understand why everyone did was needed at the time and what they had to in this family. All families deal with trauma that leaves us with life altering decisions. It's all here, hate,love, understanding and mostly sacrifice. I loved this book and I cried many times knowing it hurt to lose someone you care so deeply for. But in the end we are given something more in return. They never leave us..They see us thru so much in a round about way. Read it. It's worth it.. I promise you. it's worth it and cry and enjoy this little book of wondrous joy it brings. I warned you.. it's excellent to read, but bring out the tissue box. It's life they are dealing with. What we experience day to day at times. I would of gave it 5 stars, but at times, I think it should of just moved on. I cried for them to heal and they should of earlier.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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CANNOT COMPARE TO THE NIGHTINGALE!

Any additional comments?

Disappointing as I listened to the Nighingale and it was amazing! This story reminded me of a harlequin romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing story!

Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Wonderful story. Hard to put down. This one is a must read.

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Not her best

Predictable to a flaw. Loved all her others, this one just meh. C’est la vie.

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Great Book

Best Book since the Great Alone! Listened most of the night couldn't stop. 10 stars

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  • Peg K
  • Central Illinois
  • 06-04-18

Favorite!

My favorite book by this author so far! Great character development in a storyline that really draws you in!

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Worst Kristin Hannah book

Sappy and predictable...l love kristin hannah but this book was a miss for me.

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AMAZING!!!!

Most complete story I've read in a very long time!! loved it!! Get it now!

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  • Ayah
  • Illinois USA
  • 04-10-17

Good Book

.......but pretty A-typical of Hannah. I do enjoy her books though when you just want to read or listen and not think a lot ❤️!