Write Me Home


After leaving town five years earlier, Ethan DeLuca returns to Havens Creek, a small town nestled in New York’s Catskill Mountains. His main concern is taking care of Nonna, his Italian-born maternal grandmother, who’s recuperating from a recent medical issue. Wanting to remain in the area, he takes time out of his fire-fighting career to work as a handyman for room and board at a nearby summer camp. Cassidy McAdams is overwhelmed with the monumental task of getting her dead grandfather’s rundown summer camp in good enough shape to sell. Despite the help from Ethan and her best friend, it’s hard work, especially when not-so-natural disasters befall the camp on a regular basis.   

This refreshing contemporary is burgeoning with inspirational messages dealing with trust, healing, and forgiveness - both of one’s self and others. It’s a well-written, clean read, with a few typos, but with a nice plot and plenty of internal and external conflict. The characters have depth, and the supporting characters are hugely entertaining and add so much to this beautifully crafted sweet romance. There are a few twists in the storyline that add nicely to the ending and up the level of conflict. Both Ethan and Cassidy have ugliness in their pasts that they’ll have to overcome in order to grasp any future happiness. This is a highly recommended read from a talented author. Well done, Ms. Walton!

Clarice Silvers