Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Way Home

On the Way Home by Stephanie Wells Mason is her debut novel, I think. At least that's what I gathered from Amazon. If, I'm wrong, correct me and forgive please.

I'm not the biggest reader of LDS romance. I think because sometimes it can be a bit over the top with the emphasis on religion. But this book has a nice balance.

London's a widowed mother surviving from one day to the next until her life takes an expected turn and she makes two new friends. The story rolls out from there with credible dialogue and emotion. In fact, I kept making mental notes on how I could be a better writer from her example. The characters are lovable and take you right along with their emotional struggles, sorrows and joys.

A very enjoyable light read that may even have you reaching for the tissues once or twice.

Do you need to be LDS to read this book? No. You just need to be someone who likes clean romance and stories of the heart.

Ms. Mason should treat herself to a hot lava sundae for a job well done.

Do you have a good LDS romance to recommend?

Here's the blurb:

As a young widow and devoted mother, London Elliott is determined to support her two children however she can—even if it’s just by delivering newspapers. So when London hears a call for help early one morning, she rushes to Elsie Moffat’s aid, an elderly LDS woman who has suffered a heart attack in her home. That selfless act introduces London to new beliefs and new people, including fireman Brad Stevenson. It also raises a number of questions: Can London reconcile the painful parts of her past and find love again? Why do warmth and kindness seem to emanate from Elsie, who treats London like a loving mother? And why is London so drawn to the photograph of Elsie’s son, Ammon? An unexpected inheritance leads London on a cross-country journey and even more questions. By saving another’s life, will London actually find her own?

1 comment:

  1. I don't read a lot of LDS fiction, but this one looks good!