I have two advance copies of When We Found Home, so I did a random drawing to choose two lucky members of my mailing list. Since you’re on my mailing list, you were automatically entered. And the winners are… (email addresses disguised)…
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What inspired WHEN WE FOUND HOME?
The book started out with the idea of three half-siblings who never knew about each other until after their father passed away. I wondered what it would be like to bring together three people from very different backgrounds. Could they truly come to feel like family, or is shared experience a requirement?
Ideas are often ephemeral. It's the ones I can't let go that I know are enough for a book. Malcolm, Callie, and Keira stuck with me. I thought about them while I washed the dishes, while I brushed my pets, while my husband was trying to talk to me. (Sorry, honey!)
When We Found Home is a meaty story in terms of the amount of emotional conflict, but it's also filled with humor. I don't write murders or car chases. My books are for readers who are in the mood for a deeply personal, emotional and uplifting read.
ABOUT WHEN WE FOUND HOME
Consistently can't-put-downable Susan Mallery is at her charming best with this uplifting story of finding family and accepting the gift of love.
Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn’t love being alone, but at least it’s safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.
But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an online gourmet powerhouse, yet he can’t figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t Malcolm’s strong suit…until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.
In this emotional, funny and heartfelt story, Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family—blended by surprise, not by choice—and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life.
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