Thursday, March 1, 2018

Returning Home by Toni Shiloh

Returning Home Back cover Blurb – 
Jo Ellen Baker is shocked to find out that the boy who teased her mercilessly throughout high school, has returned to their hometown of Freedom Lake, and he’s missing a leg. When his mother asks her to renovate their carriage house to give him a place to gain his independence back, she wants to say no. But one look at him brings a rush of forgotten feelings. 

Evan Carter can’t believe he has to return home and live with his parents. Every hope and dream he ever had dissipated in a car crash that cost him his leg. Stuck in a wheelchair, he’s forced to reexamine his relationship with God and the local carpenter, Jo Ellen Baker. 
Will renovating his home open the door for a mended relationship, or are some wounds too deep to heal from?  

My Review:
This is a nice story about a man who’s lost his leg in an accident and how God uses that to change his life and the lives of others. It is a  multifaceted story, encompassing several characters' stories.  Jo’s mom, ugh. She’s a trip. I liked Jo. Evan has so much to work though, unforgiveness, loss, to name two issues. I wasn’t sure who was more out of touch with God for a while. This book wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I liked it. I’d read another of this author’s books. 

My copy came via Celebrate Lit. My review is my own, with my own thoughts and feelings, left of my own free choosing. 

4 stars 

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Author bio –
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at

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1 comment:

Toni Shiloh said...

Thanks for sharing your review!