My Review: The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

The Homecoming
by Dan Walsh
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
320 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3389-6
Historical Fiction

From the publisher:
A reluctant war hero returns home and encounters a new chance at love.

No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start?

Dan Walsh does not disappoint in this tender story of family ties and the healing of a broken heart.

My Review:
Thanks to my friend Lori @ Some of My Favorite Things and Some of My Favorite Books I was introduced to Christian fiction writer, Dan Walsh. Although I haven't read The Unfinished Gift I decided to pick up The Homecoming which continues the story of Ian, Shawn, and Patrick Collins.

I'm always looking for novels set during WWII so I jumped at the chance to read The Homecoming. I liked this book. While not the most descriptive or in depth book as far as the romantic aspect of the story goes the relationship between grandfather and grandson in the latter half of the book was touching. A few times I did tear up and I loved the bittersweet ending. I loved the authenticity of the fighter plane engaged in combat over Europe and appreciated that the author didn't sugarcoat it or make it "tame" as some of the Christian fiction I've read seems to do with battle scenes.

The Homecoming reminds me of a Hallmark movie, they are great stories but they never seem long enough! I somehow wish there was a little more. I definitely will read Dan Walsh's work in the future and I will definitely read The Unfinished Gift because I have the feeling that I will appreciate The Homecoming a lot more when I have!

“Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*


  1. oooh, I love Hallmark movies, so I'm sure I'll like this! Great review, Renee!

  2. Thanks Renee for the review. Glad you enjoyed the book. You may like my 3rd novel even more. Saw where you love the Victorian era. It's set in 1857, coming out in the spring, called The Deepest Waters.

    Have a great day.

  3. WOW thank you so much for stopping by and recommending The Deepest Waters to me, it sounds like it will be right up my alley. I added it to my huge wishlist!

  4. I love Hallmark movies. I should read this!

  5. I'm giving away a copy! All you have to do is leave a comment on my giveaway post to enter! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee


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