Thursday, February 10, 2011

Already Home - Book Review

A story of a woman who learns to open her heart and, in the process, discovers that love doesn’t wait for an invitation. Jenna Stevens is still reeling from a recent divorce and recuperating from wounds inflicted by a husband who belittled her at every opportunity. A classically trained chef, Jenna no longer believes she’s capable of the leaps of creativity that once won her praise from her instructors and from food critics, so she moves back to her hometown in Texas to open a retail cooking store.

Just as Jenna’s settling into her new career and beginning to feel like she’s on even ground, her birth mother barrels her way into Jenna’s life. Jenna doesn’t want or need a second mother, especially a vegan mother named Serenity who would have named her Butterfly. But while Serenity listens to signs from the Universe, she easily ignores Jenna telling her to go away. With gentle but insistent pressure, she will find a way to open Jenna’s heart.

My thoughts: Not having been adopted, I don't know how it would feel to be adopted. I think I'd want to know who my birth parents were. You know, whether there were any health issues to be concerned about, that kind of thing. To suddenly be brought face-to-face, at 32 years old , with them without warning is a different story. This was a good book, sometimes funny, sometimes teary.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

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