Homesong
Publisher : Vanilla Heart Publishing
Description

In a small town, everyone knows everything about everybody.  Or do they?

For twenty years, Kate Doyle has been haunted by the night when she was forced to flee from her tiny Virginia home town and abandon her childhood sweetheart, Reed Fitzgerald.  So when Kate, now in her mid-30s, escapes her unhappy life in Washington, DC and takes a much-needed vacation, the last thing she expects is to be reunited with Reed.  Now, under the warm clear Caribbean sun, amid ancient churches and pink flamingos, Kate and Reed seek to revive the love that they thought was gone forever.

But will small-town secrets ruin their last chance for happiness?  Woven into the modern tale of Kate and Reed are the tales of those who came before them.  Their mothers: teenagers in the chaotic 1960s, best friends who are in love with the same man – although only one of them knows it.  Reed's grandmother: already a bitter old woman by the 1930s, she would do anything to carry on the family name…and would drive away anyone who came between her and her grandson.  And even the founder of the town: in 1865, what guilty secret drove one man to bring his two daughters across the ocean from Ireland and settle in the dark Virginia hills?

At its heart, Homesong is the story of a small town: its lies and truths, its beginnings and endings.  It's about proud secrets, unrestrained joy, and the old adage that you may leave your home, but it never really leaves you



The Story Behind This Book
Homesong is the story of two families whose fates are intertwined. Children, parents, grandparents...how did all these stories begin? And who can say how they'll end?


Praise and Reviews

"I received Homesong as a Christmas gift from my niece with the promise that 'it is really good, you've gotta read it.' She was right. I couldn't put it down, but at the same time not wanting to read so fast that it ended. The story of love lost and then found again touches the heart of every romantic and a bit of mystery placed just right keeps the reader riveted to the pages. All the characters are realistic and interesting. I am very impressed that this is Misha's first novel. She is a gifted writer and I wish Misha continued success with her future novels. Misha Crews has been added to my list of favorite authors." – Gail Kobialka

"I have to say that I'm having a ball reading this novel! I absolutely love it and don't want to put it down. It's taking all my will power to read it only when I should be reading! Homesong is a very well-constructed story, it's believable fiction with believable characters. The book does not come across as the 'first novel' of a novice; Misha Crews has writing skills comparable to experienced authors in this genre." – Cynthia McIver

"I literally could not put Homesong down. I finished the whole thing in one day! It is exactly what I look for in a book: compelling and uplifting. The characters are alive. Misha Crews has a gift for telling a great story. She keeps you riveted. This is an absolutely wonderful story!" - Mary Ellison

"I had trouble putting it down. I am duly impressed! There is a lot of intensity to Homesong; lots of mystery and questions, even though you know that everything has to turn out alright. And in the end, it all comes together! Whew! I hope that Misha is working on her next book. I think her readers are going to demand it!" - Linda Konzik

"Weeks after I finished Homesong, my thoughts kept going back to Kate and Reed. The characters are so alive I felt as if I've known them all my life. Homesong is a wonderful blend of romance and mystery. God has certainly blessed Ms. Crews with an amazing talent for weaving an intricate web of suspense and intrigue. Move over Nora Roberts and make room for Misha Crews." - Phyllis Sersen

"Misha Crews has created a saga that seeps into the reader's soul. It is at once a tale of youth and innocence and first love, of ragged and mellow elder years, and of the time between. Crews takes us through the endless drama that is life with seamless ease. She draws out people's lives in a thorough yet gentle way, reminiscent of storytelling on languid summer nights as she wraps the listener in a strong, gentle voice. She knows where she's taking you, with twists and turns along the way, and leaves you knowing you have made friends for life. I cannot wait for her next book!" - Helen Collins



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