Christian Historical Fiction Book Review: Coming Home

Publisher's Description

"It’s 1881 in Oregon, and Becca Wilson is back from the university only long enough to bury her brother. And avoid Seth Blake. Becca dreads seeing her girlhood crush to whom she confessed her love before she went off to college. Embarrassed by her childish behavior, she can only hope Seth has forgotten and will see her as a woman. She plans to return to school as soon as possible and make a life for herself.

Rumors of ghosts, accidents at the camp, and overheard conversations convince Becca that her brother’s death was no accident. Despite evidence that she’s the next target, she puts her own feelings and college aside to stay and uncover the truth.

Seth is happy to see Becca, but as a grown woman she’s a stranger to him, stirring up feelings he can’t identify. When he finds a piece of evidence implicating him in Thomas’s death, he struggles with helping Becca find answers while keeping her from learning he could have prevented it. As the stakes get higher, Seth must keep both of them alive long enough to offer a future to this grown woman he’s fallen in love with."

My Book Review

Coming Home, by Jennifer Vander Klipp, is the first book in The Route Home series. Set in Oregon in the late 1800’s, Coming Home, is an enjoyable piece of inspirational historical fiction. The woodsy, small town setting adds charm to the novel, and the well-crafted characters are interesting and believable. The added elements of mystery and danger set in motion by a ruthless villain move the plot along nicely and add balance to the blossoming romance that gives the story its heartwarming tone. This book is well-written, well-researched, and very enjoyable to read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys escaping into the pages of good historical fiction novels.  I truly look forward to reading the next book in the series when it is released. 

*I was provided a copy of this book by the author. All opinions in this review are my own.


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