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At the age of 19, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father - and the people of Thunder Point - he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family, and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?

©2014 Robyn Carr (P)2014 Recorded Books

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4 The Homecoming Stars

I very much liked this story. I am a fan of second chance romance’s. This book just was sweet and a little sad but what I loved about it is that it is also real.

The guidance counsellor doesn’t always have all the answers but she is there for and ear or someone to get advice from. I really liked how friendly she was with everyone.

But she was real too, when her old friend comes back she doesn’t through any punches she tells him like it is. And how much he hurt her. She isn’t looking for their friendship back but he is persistent and doesn’t give us at all. (Which just made me like him all the more.)

This book also deals with some heavy issues, like accidents (cars) and abuse. I liked how it wasn’t a side note it was our in the open and talked about discussed and with possible solutions.

I love Therese Plummer she just puts so much emotion into her performance’s you can’t help but love the book based on that alone.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excellent story!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to my friends. It is a good wholesome story as are all her books. I love Robyn Carr's books. They are not full of sex but do have romance in them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Iries is a good character becuase she feels like she was slighted by the love of her life. As the story goes on it just gets better and better. She is very active in the schools and looks out for the children. Excellent character!

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

Very good story teller.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Robyn's books always make me laugh and sometimes cry depending on the situation. I didn't really have an extreme reaction to this book. Just a great story as always. Wish it had been a little longer.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A very good series! Read in order!

If you could sum up The Homecoming in three words, what would they be?

Small town, life's issues, interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Iris and Seth go hand in hand as favorites because they have a life history growing up. Their honesty and desire to be of help where others might turn their backs. This small town community is very intriguing! A very good series.

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

Therese Plummer does an excellent narration of all characters and all books I have listened to; she definitely has a gift portraying all characters with individuality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were both laughing moments but I felt this book dealt with some serious life issues making it more serious. It's handled very well.

Any additional comments?

My husband and I both enjoyed this entire series so it's not just a woman's read. Very well done. Love the town of yesterday and the people who all have their own humor.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Lacking of Depth

What disappointed you about The Homecoming?

I love Robyn books, but sometimes her women are silly and makes the situation all about them. Again she did that with Iris, when Steph father had the medical issues. She comes crying it all her fault, really. This story was so predictable but end was lacking true depth. It's not a horrible book, but one I wouldn't miss reading or listening to again. Normally I like to go back and listen several times.

Has The Homecoming turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but will pay more attention to the previews

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was fine Threres Plummer is awesome reader

What character would you cut from The Homecoming?

None of them., the characters are fine. I would just think about the plot of the book and see if it's appears real and if the women character seem silly and unrealistic.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 11-18-17

OHHH MAN....I JUST CANT GET ENOUGH!!!

Set and Iris!!! This was a good one.....I like a good second chance romance.....it also included the topic of teen domestic violence, I think more needs to be said about this topic in today's america...and I like how Robyn Carr sneaks in a little wisdom in each of her books...attaching a message that needs to be brought to light....I am happy how this one ended...and I love this series!! I am on to the next one!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Main Character; Good Listen

I really liked the lead character Iris; she's a great counselor and the kind of friend everyone wants. The male lead Seth, like all the male leads in this series is flawed, insensitive and more often than not clueless but because they're so special the woman recognize the guy's inherent goodness that they marry them anyway. Given the picture she paints of him it seems that anyone as together as she is would get over her childhood crush on the high school football star; it doesn't seem that the years have changed him all that much.
There is the standard high school queen, the violent jock, and the sensitive, caring ex-marine turned teacher who really cares. The characters stories in this series tend to extend through two, maybe three books, then become reference points who don't speak.
I was exposed to this series by the female members of our informal book club and I've found that the author is quite a good writer. I realize that as a male I'm not a member of the author's target audience but with like so many authors in the genre using football players as romantic interests a little actual knowledge might be helpful. For that matter just giving a perusal of an NFL roster to get an updated idea of the actual size of today's players would be beneficial.
That being said the author the author creates characters that the reader, or listener can get behind and feel compassion for. Iris for instance is her best character since Devon made her appearance in book three.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Makes you want More

What did you love best about The Homecoming?

Each character per book is a tru individual.

What did you like best about this story?

Even if you have not read the earlier ones you are not lost inthis one.

Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent". Liked them all. Waiting for Wishes.

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

Yes. But made myself slow down to enjoy it more.

Any additional comments?

Of all the series Imhave tried this Sumer Robyn Carr has had the best romance series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Grow up already!

Normally I love this author, but the main character in this book needs to grow up! Hard to believe Iris can be a teenage counselor when she is so immature. It's been 17 years, put on your big girl panties and move on!

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Eh..

I love Robyn Carr but this book doesn't compare to any in her Virgin River series. I'm hoping to find more to love. This one was maybe worth one credit but .. there are better to read.

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Enjoyable

Entertaining from the start ... It did take me awhile to get used to the person performing the book ... Listening to who was who... Kept my interest and I looked forward to driving to work so I could find out what was going to happen next ... Overall GREAT book