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Home Sweet Home 1 book with 3 different stories by different authors Loved them all.Story 1 is by Fern Michaels and about an overseas reporter who comes home with baby in tow Her parents didn t even know she was pregnant.Story 2 is by Donna Kaufmann and a second chance romancestory 3 is by Melissa Storm and about a woman taking care of her bedridden father and things she has found out about.I received this from NetGalley for a review. What Makes A Place Feel Like Home A Mother S Embrace, The Warmth Of New Friendship, A Sweet Reunion All Can Be Found In These Unforgettable Stories THREE S A CROWD Fern Michaels This Mother S Day Will Be The First In Three Years That Samantha Stewart Has Spent With Her Parents And She S Bringing A Very Special Gift The Baby Granddaughter They Ve Never Met Sam S Work As An Overseas Reporter Was Exhilarating And Dangerous Now She S Seeking Stability For Little Caroline And Answers For Herself And Finding Them In A Homecoming Full Of SurprisesW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Donna Kauffman The Moment She Set Foot In Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan Felt Right At Home Back To Help With Her Sister S Pregnancy, She S Contemplating Her Own Future, Especially When She Confronts Declan MacGregor, Her Childhood Tormentor And First Crush This Blue Ridge Town Was Supposed To Be A New Beginning, But Can It Also Be The Setting For A Second Chance BRING ME HOME Melissa Storm For Hazel Long, Spending Time With Her Bedridden Father Is Bittersweet There S Comfort In The Friendship Offered By Other Hospital Visitors And The Kindness Of A Handsome Male Nurse And When Hazel S Father Begins To Tell Her The Story Of The Mother She Barely Knew, It S An Unexpected Chance To Bond, And A Lesson In Making The Most Of Each New Day REVIEW FOR BLUE HOLLOW FALLS NEW BEGINNINGS ONLY I loved visiting Blue Hollow Falls again even just for a novella I think I ve missed a few stories in between the regular novels because some couples I was not aware of Katie and Declan s romance was short but long in the making So sweet I do feel like I need a family tree chart for this series now Home Sweet Home is a collection of three short stories by three different authors, all of which involve homecomings The story by Fern Michaels is a spy thriller romance The story by Donna Kauffman is a traditional romance, and the story by Melissa Storm is about a family battling cancer All three are entertaining reads about family, love , and heartache 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley My review is voluntary. Home Sweet Home A good collection of stories written by several different authors and the characters find love and happiness and withstand trials I enjoyed this book of stories Fern Michaels was interesting, the best of the lot to me was Donna Kauffman s, as I adore here Blue Hollow Falls series The Melissa Storm s was harder for me to read as I was expectingof a sweet story only to be reading a heartbreaking story of a dad dying of cancer though the heroine meets her true love at the hospital Good story but not what I was expecting with the other two. There are 3 stories in Home Sweet Home They all revolve around family No matter what you do you can always come home 1 THREE S A CROWD this one kept me guessing what was going on with Samantha and the mystery man 2 NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Loved the story of Katie Declan This one has a lot of family members but you can follow along easily and tell they all care for each other 3 BRING ME HOME this one had me crying Loved how Mr Long had protected the memory of Hazel s There are 3 stories in Home Sweet Home They all revolve around family No matter what you do you can always come home 1 THREE S A CROWD this one kept me guessing what was going on with Samantha and the mystery man 2 NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Loved the story of Katie Declan This one has a lot of family members but you can follow along easily and tell they all care for each other 3 BRING ME HOME this one had me crying Loved how Mr Long had protected the memory of Hazel s mom for her This is a wonderful book of three stories from Fern Michaels, Donna Kauffman and Melissa Storm I have had the pleasure of reading books by Fern Michaels and Melissa Storm in the past to which I have always enjoyed but it a first time read by Donna Kauffman Each story is about a Homecoming of different types but the main message in each was the love of home and family no matter how you have lived your life until now THREE S A CROWD Fern Michaels Samantha Stewart has not been home in over This is a wonderful book of three stories from Fern Michaels, Donna Kauffman and Melissa Storm I have had the pleasure of reading books by Fern Michaels and Melissa Storm in the past to which I have always enjoyed but it a first time read by Donna Kauffman Each story is about a Homecoming of different types but the main message in each was the love of home and family no matter how you have lived your life until now THREE S A CROWD Fern Michaels Samantha Stewart has not been home in over 3 years, but she finds it time Time to face the past and live for the future in the place she calls home Thes last three years have been wonderful, eye opening, scary, frightening but she would not change a single thing about who her life has a war correspondent Its Mother s day weekend as she returns home to her parent s place, but she is not returning alone She has her 8 month old daughter with her, a daughter she has not told her parents about even though she has been in contact with them during her time overseas She cannot explain what has happened in Afghanistan or even about the father of her child Will her parents forgive her about the dispersion, and will they accept their granddaughter with love I love the story right up to the very last character but the ending for me was too rushed it felt uncompleted to me.NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Donna Kauffman As I have not read anything by Donna Kauffman before I soon learnt that this novella is part of a series Blue Hollow Falls that going by this books sounds great I loved all the characters in this book and would love to read the other books as well.This story is a second chance romance where it has been Ten years, five months, two weeks and four days according to Declan MacGregor when he sees his childhood friend sister Katie again Declan was taken in by the MacMillan clan as a 10 year old boy who was always running away from his foster homes.Katie MacMillan has come to Blue Hollow Falls to start a new chapter in her life and help her sister boss with her new stage of life motherhood But when she arrives she soon learns things are not as she planned.Declan MacGregor has found a home in Blue Hollow Falls after all his travels around the world looking through his camera lens, a home that even surprised him He knows she is coming but he is still taken by surprise when he first sees her after all these years.Years have not changed either one too much as they both will fight the feeling of their childhood and the feeling of family commitments They grow up together in the same house how can they possibly feel the way they do even now after many years apart I really enjoyed this story and felt a connection straight away with the characters A wonderful feel good read for everyone.BRING ME HOME Melissa Storm I have read many Mislissa Storm books before and in normal Storm style this book was full of emotion and feelings but not all of them where happy ones.Hazel Long s dad has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer which has a big impact on Hazel has her father is all she has They have a very close relationship and she is happy to sit by the hospital with him to spend as much time as possible with him.Hazel makes some new friends while at the hospital that will help in the hard days to come As the cancer and treatment proceeds, Hazel learns many things about the mother she bearly new as her father shares memories of her mother with her.Keith is the very sexy and cute Kemo Nurse that works at the hospital, Hazel gets to know him as her father s treatment continues and he and the group of woman she met are a strong source of emotional help in Hazel dealing with the reality of her loss.I struggled with this story on a personal level that had no reflection on the writer or the story These stories are all about different kinds of homecomings and most importantly reconnecting with family There is romance in each one but that is far from the most important thing that is happening in each story THREE S A CROWD Fern MichaelsIn this story, Samantha has been away from home for a long time as a wartime foreign correspondent While she was gone she met and fell in love with a man and got pregnant and had a baby None of which she has told her parents whom she is extremely c These stories are all about different kinds of homecomings and most importantly reconnecting with family There is romance in each one but that is far from the most important thing that is happening in each story THREE S A CROWD Fern MichaelsIn this story, Samantha has been away from home for a long time as a wartime foreign correspondent While she was gone she met and fell in love with a man and got pregnant and had a baby None of which she has told her parents whom she is extremely close to about She s come home for mother s day to make a new life for herself and her baby with her parents The story primarily focuses on her relationship with her parents The identity of the baby s father is a mystery and Samantha won t discuss anything about him I enjoyed the story but would have preferred a littledetail about her relationship with the father and less detail about her trip to the spa with her mom This was a sweet story but not my favorite of the group NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Donna KauffmanIn this story, we join a portion of two large families in a small blue ridge mountains town, anticipating the birth of some of the newest members of the family I haven t read any of Donna Kauffman s other Blue Hollow Falls stories but I was able to keep things straight for the most part Here The adopted son and youngest daughter of the MacMillan clan are brought back together after avoiding each other for 10 years Essentially, they both felt they were each other s soulmate but a feeling that the relationship was inappropriate kept them apart It was lovely to see them come together and find each other again This was a lovely sweet story that I imagine would be very special to those already invested in the Blue Hollow Falls bunch BRING ME HOME Melissa StormThis was my favorite story of the group Hazel and her father are extremely close primarily because Hazel s mother died at a very young age When Hazel s dad is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, her world is thrown for a loop Not just because of the cancer, but because of revelations her dad makes about his relationship with Hazel s mother Their relationship and the issues the face with cancer are very realistic and poignant Hazel s new relationship with a seriously awesome nurse named Keith plays a second fiddle to the story of Hazel and her dad.Overall these are three sweet, quick reads that will warm your heart I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley, but these opinions are all my own Overall, I give this collection of stories a 4 star and the only story I absolutely loved was Donna Kauffman s story, Blue Hollow Falls New Beginnings The other two I didn t really care for because they weren t true romances to me and that was what I thought I was supposed to be reading Below is my review for each individual story.There s a Crowd By Fern Michaels 3 This was an interesting story Starts off with Samantha a war correspondent getting ready to move overseas Then cut in three yea Overall, I give this collection of stories a 4 star and the only story I absolutely loved was Donna Kauffman s story, Blue Hollow Falls New Beginnings The other two I didn t really care for because they weren t true romances to me and that was what I thought I was supposed to be reading Below is my review for each individual story.There s a Crowd By Fern Michaels 3 This was an interesting story Starts off with Samantha a war correspondent getting ready to move overseas Then cut in three years later and she s coming home with a baby in tow and a mystery about her baby s father which she can t talk about For seven chapters she avoids talking about him at all like he s top secret, which got to be annoying to me because everything about him was so unclear Then there s a development in the last chapter where she freaks out about then the epilogue and she s getting her happily ever after What happened in this story I was so confused We follow her regular everyday life and reunion with her parents for a couple of days then boom her life changes I wouldn t call this short story a typical romance to me No interaction between the guy and girl at all until the epilogue What But I did enjoy her interactions with her parents That was sweet.Blue Hollow Falls New BeginningsBy Donna Kauffman 5 Oh my What a lovely, sweet story I thought it was an unrequited love story but it turned into a second chance love story and the emotional depth that Declan and Katie felt for one another Sigh They made my heart soar Their feelings were so deep but because of some not totally unfounded fears and lack of communication it took them 10 years to finally stop running and accept their fate and destiny I loved them so much What a great love story set in the beautiful Blue Hollow Falls Definitely my favorite story in this anthology and a true romance story to me.Bring Me HomeBy Melissa Storm3 This story was well written and quite emotional but not in the romantic way I would have thought Definitely not a romance that I was expecting This story wasabout a daughter and her last few months with her dad who was dying of cancer In between learning about some family secrets and dealing with the fallout of that, she s spending time with her dad, and she meets a man and falls in love but we barely get the love story part Everything was told from her point of view and how she feels, which was always sad or angry It was an overall sad story to me I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book


About the Author: Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels isn t a person I m not sure she s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence Fern Michaels is what I DO Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I was born because according to him I was a dinky little thing weighing in at four and a half pounds However, I answer to Fern since people arecomfortable with a name they can pronounce.As they say, the past is prologue I grew up, got a job, got married, had five kids When my youngest went off to Kindergarten, my husband told me to get off my ass and get a job Those were his exact words I didn t know how to do anything except be a wife and mother I was also a voracious reader having cut my teeth on The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames and the like The library was a magical place for me It still is to this day Rather than face the outside world with no skills, I decided to write a book For some reason that didn t intimidate me As my husband said at the time, stupid is as stupid does Guess what, I don t have that husband anyGuess what else I wrote 99 books, most of them New York Times Best Sellers.Moving right along hereSeveral years ago I left Ballantine Books, parted company with my agent, sold my house in New Jersey that I had lived in all my married life and in 1993 moved to South Carolina I figured if I was going to go through trauma let it be all at one time It was a breeze The kids were all on their own at that point The dump was a 300 year old plantation house that is listed in the National Registry that I remodeled Today it is beyond belief as are the gardens and the equally old Angel Oaks that drip Spanish moss Unfortunately, I could not get my ghost to relocate This ghost has been documented by previous owners Mary Margaret as we call her, is a friendly She is also mischievous It took me two weeks to figure out that she didn t like my coffee cups They would slide off the table or counter or else they d break in the dishwasher I bought red checkered ones All are intact as of this writing She moves pillows from one room to the other and she stops all the clocks in the house at 9 10 in the a.m at least once a week When the Azaleas are in bloom, and only then, I find blooms on my night stand I have this glorious front porch and during the warm months I see my swing moving early in the morning when the air is still and again late in the day She doesn t spook the dogs I always know when she s around because the five of them line up and look like they re at a tennis match As of this writing we re co habiting nicely.Most writers love what they do and I m no exception I love it when I get a germ of an idea and get it down on paper I love breathing life into my characters I love writing about women who persevere and prevail because that s what I had to do to get to this point in time It s another way of saying it doesn t matter where you ve been, what matters is where you re going and how you get there The day I finally prevailed was the day I was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame For me it was an awesome day and there are no words to describe it.I ve been telling stories and scribbling for 37 years I hope I can continue for another 37 years It wasn t easy during some of those years As I said, I had to persevere My old Polish grandmother said something to me when I was little that I never forgot She said when God is good to you, you have to give back For a while I didn t know how to do that When I finally figured it out I set up The Fern Michaels Foundation READ FERN MICHAELS FULL BIOGRAPHY HERE


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