When Love Comes Home


Kari Nelson had a whole future ahead of her the summer before she left for college. She would leave her small hometown out of the grasp of her controlling parents. She was in love for the first time. But unfortunately, life turned out differently: now a divorcee, she has returned home with her young daughter. Coming home, however, means having to face the man she loved all those years ago… 

Marc didn’t intend to come home either, but now that his father is ill he has little choice but to take charge of the family business. Coming home he faces Kari again, the long, lost love who wanders back into his life. But Kari’s appearance reveals a secret that could ruin their second chance forever. 

Using tropes of second chances, moving back home and meeting one’s first love, can’t exactly be qualified as original, yet the author did a pretty good job of making the story interesting either way. On the downside, the book didn’t have much angst and drama. Everything seemed to work out a little too well for everyone, and everything was resolved easily, almost without any effort. Despite being the second book in a series, “When Love Comes Home” can be read as a stand-alone without any issues. The characters are detailed and realistic, with their own histories and personalities, and they’re really the core of this book, more so than the plot. 

Majanka Verstraete