Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Book Review for A Heart Like Home by Christine Nolfi

 A Heart Like Home by Christine Nolfi

Published April 16, 2024 by Lake Union Publishing


Taken from Goodreads:
  Finding family is a journey of love, risk, secrets, and healing in a powerful novel by the bestselling author of A Brighter Flame , The Passing Storm , and The Road She Left Behind . When Nova Doubeck is asked to foster two children, she can’t say no. With her own childhood wounds healed by adoptive parents, Nova understands the rewards of a caring guardian―even an impermanent one. But nine-year-old Henry and his seven-year-old sister, Bella, are more than Nova bargained for. Combative Henry is at risk of becoming like his abusive father, Egan Croy. Timid Bella, clutching a tin box of treasures, cowers at the slightest noise. Yet Nova gradually earns their trust and affection as they bring unexpected love and joy to her guarded life. Now she can’t help but How will she stop her heart from breaking when the time comes to say goodbye? As Egan aggressively battles to regain control over the children, Nova’s protective instincts prove just as fierce. In fighting to save Henry and Bella, she’ll unlock the secrets hidden in their past―and learn more about herself and the true meaning of family than anyone imagined.


My Thoughts:  Christine Nolfi wrote a beautiful book.   Nova’s story is not easy but it is real and true.  Her history tells her to be careful and her heart tells her to help the children that need her the most, I was taken straight into Nova, Henry, and Bella’s world. 

Nova is phenomenal.   The strength she has while building her life is amazing.   She works hard, she makes something of herself, and opens her house to children who need a safe space to stay.   I love how hard Nova worked to build her business, she was self-made and deserved the recognition she was working towards.   She tries hard not to open her heart to her foster children but they quickly work their way right into her world and heart.   She knows that she will do anything to keep them safe.

The twist of this story was something I almost saw coming.   When it happen I had that aha moment that put it all together and made Nova’s world complete.    I love that aha moment, it is perfect.

Thank you Christine Nolfi for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

Add to your MUST-READ list on Goodreads

Purchase your own copy on Amazon


Meet Christine Nolfi (taken from her website):
 Christine Nolfi is the award-winning and bestselling author of fifteen novels, including A Brighter Flame, selected by She Reads as a best book club pick, The Passing Storm, cited by Publishers Weekly as “Tautly plotted, expertly characterized, and genuinely riveting” and gold medal winner in general fiction, International Book Awards. Look for Christine’s 2024 release, which will be available for preorder soon.

Other works include The Road She Left Behind, a top book club pick by Working Mother and Parade magazines, and the award-winning Sweet Lake Series: Sweet Lake, The Comfort of Secrets, and The Season of Silver Linings.

Earlier works include Second Chance Grill, highly recommended by The Midwest Book Review and Treasure Me, recognized by the Next Generation Indie Awards and Put Your Heart in a Book Awards.

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge was cited by The Midwest Book Review as “Poignant and powerful, as much a saga of learning to survive, heal, and forgive as it is a chilling crime story, unforgettable to the very end.”

 A native of Ohio, Christine now resides in South Carolina with her husband. She is currently working on her 2025 release.



No comments:

Post a Comment