Title: Home Again
Author: Kristin Hannah
Description from Goodreads: “Madelaine Hillyard is a world-famous heart surgeon at the top of her game. Her personal life is far less successful. A loving but overworked single mom, she is constantly at odds with her teenage daughter. At sixteen, Lina is confused, angry, and fast becoming a stranger to her mother—a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters for Madelaine are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis DeMarco is always ready to lend a helping hand, his brother, Angel, long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine—and fatherhood—to go in search of fame and fortune. His departure left Madelaine devastated, but now he reappears and seeks help from the very people he betrayed—as a patient in dire need. With Home Again, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a moving, powerful novel about the fragile threads that bind together our lives and the astonishing possibility of second chances.”
Review: Home Again is an incredible novel by Kristin Hannah. I have read four of her novels so far and I am beginning to wonder if she can write a bad one. I seriously have not found a single book of hers that I have not loved and she is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Her novels never disappoint.
These characters are perfect. They are relatable and easy to cheer for. I loved how each of them had to overcome themselves to change and see the love they had, but never noticed. It’s so easy to take the love we have for granted, and this was a perfect reminder to appreciate it, each and every day.
My heart broke numerous times, in classic Kristin Hannah fashion. I found myself wiping tears in the break room at work but it was totally worth it. I would, and probably will, read this book over and over.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone. This is just a classic fiction novel that will bring you joy, and some heartache.