Falling Home

by Jennifer



                               

Karen White’s Falling Home is a novel about coming home, or as the title suggests, simply falling back into it.

Cassie Madison left her home in small-town Georgia when she was twenty, and she’s never looked back. Estranged from her sister for the past 15 years, and seeing her father only once a year, she’s convinced herself that the new “Cassandra” is a better person. When she returns home for her father’s funeral, she begins to reevaluate her current life, priorities, and the stereotypes she’s made about her relatives and classmates who stayed in her hometown.

This is a novel about sisters and fathers, about growing up and moving on. I think many of us will see ourselves in Cassie or in her sister Harriet. I saw the plot twist coming, but I still enjoyed this fairly light read about self-discovery with a little romance thrown in for good measure.

Can you go home again? Would you want to? Read Falling Home, and you might be surprised how you end up feeling about it.

Two of you can enter to win a copy (U.S. and Canadian shipping address). Just leave a comment here if you are interested, and we’ll announce the winners on 11/17.

Content: There is a little bit of profanity, but otherwise it’s a fairly clean novel, which will give it a wide audience.

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Jennifer Donovan has two “homes” — Connecticut where her children have grown up, and Texas, which is in her blood. She blogs at Snapshot.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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1 Rita November 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Sounds like a good theme–roots, reconciliation, family.
Always grateful for any book.

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2 christine hexom November 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Always interested in new authors. Sounds like a good winter-time read.

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3 Jen November 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

This books looks really good!

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4 Amy November 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I am in! Sounds great!

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5 Casey November 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Count me in! Sounds like a good read (esp for one who did not have the best relationship with my dad).

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6 Corina S November 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm

this sounds like a good read..I would love to win.

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7 Joy November 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I think i would really like this book!

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8 Benita November 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Please count me in.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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9 Samantha R November 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

sounds like a great book!

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10 Beth C November 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Sounds like a nice fun easy read.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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11 Jennifer (5 Minutes for Books) November 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

Beth–please respond to this email with your address.

You won Falling Home!

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12 Barbara H. November 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I’d love to be entered! Thanks!

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13 Teresa November 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I’ve heard great things about this one. Please count me in.

Thanks!

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14 Linda Kish November 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Definitely interested in this one.

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15 Tina November 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I would love to read this one. Please enter me!

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16 Tina November 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I would love to read this one. Please enter me.

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17 Tammy Gordon November 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Would love to win this! :)

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18 Trudy Mintun November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Sounds like a good book. I like a light reading for just at bedtime. Please count me in for the drawing.

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19 Just Mom November 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I’m interested! Hav ejust recently discovered Karen Whie and have been on a reading binge of her work!
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20 Jessica T November 3, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Always looking for a good book! Thanks!~

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21 tennille November 4, 2010 at 1:04 am

looks like a good read

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22 Krista November 4, 2010 at 2:13 am

Oh, this looks like one I’d enjoy!

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23 debp November 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

I would like to read it, it sounds like a good book.
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24 Katie Schroeder November 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

I would love to win a copy!

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25 AutumH November 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I would love to read this book!

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26 Deanna November 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm

This sounds like a great book. I would enjoy reading it.

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27 Hayley November 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This actually sounds like a great read! Thanks!

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28 Stephanie November 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Sounds like a really good book. I struggle with the whole “going home” thing a bit, being married, and having been away from home for 8 years now. It can be tough, but it’s also nice to revisit the past, while creating a new future.

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29 stacy November 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Looks interesting!

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30 Susan P. November 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

I have read other Karen White books and this sounds like another good one.

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31 Vilmarys November 5, 2010 at 8:44 am

I would love to read this. Count me in :)

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32 TerritoryMom November 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

Sounds very interesting!!!

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33 Susan Heim November 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

This sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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34 Maureen November 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I just finished my last book and NEED a good book to read. This one sounds like it would be one. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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35 LaVonne November 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I would love to read this book!

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36 Trudy Mintun November 6, 2010 at 2:50 am

This sounds like a good book. Please count me in for the drawing.

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37 Megret November 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love reading books about family dynamics and growing up! Thanks for the chance to win.
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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38 Mona November 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I’m ready for a new BOOK! to read. Thank you for the giveaway.

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39 Angie November 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

sounds like something I need to read! ;)

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40 Upstatemomof3 November 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I would love to read this.

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41 Sarah November 7, 2010 at 1:02 am

I love the idea of this book. Looking toward to reading it.

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42 Tina November 7, 2010 at 1:21 am

I love to read, this sounds great!

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43 Anita Yancey November 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I love Karen White’s books, and this one sounds really good too. Please enter me. Thanks!
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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44 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews November 8, 2010 at 8:58 am

This looks like a great new book.

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45 Jennifer (5 Minutes for Books) November 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

Sarah–

Please reply to this email with your address.

You won Falling Home!

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46 Ruthie B November 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

Sounds like a good one! Please enter me, thanks.

ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

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47 jamie November 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

I think this book looks very entertaining! I would love to win a copy Thank you!

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48 aimymichelle November 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

would love to win!

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49 Emma November 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Falling Home sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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50 Tracy November 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

Sounds like a good read!

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51 Staci A November 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

It sounds like a great book! I love reading stories about small towns (since I’ll probably never get out of the itty bitty one I live in!)

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52 Tia November 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I am always up for a good book.
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53 Carolyn November 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

This sounds sweet!

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54 Julie November 15, 2010 at 12:30 am

The reviews on this have all been positive. Sometimes a light, enjoyable read is what a reader is looking for! Thanks for the chance to win!

knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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55 katklaw777 November 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I’d like to give this one a read, thanks.

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56 Mama Bear November 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I’m just catching up on posts I’ve missed…I have read many books by Karen White…I’m sure I will like this one as much as the others.
Mama Bear

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