John Reilly is expecting a package from home, something light as a feather and twice as sweet. Little does he realize the package isn’t the baked goods he’s been dreaming of but a grown-up version of the thirteen-year-old girl who used to follow him everywhere.
When John Reilly doesn’t return to County Cork, Ireland, Jessi Fahy boards a ship and tracks him down. She arrives in Emerson, Colorado, hot, tired, and dusty, but he doesn’t recognize her. Five and a half years of waiting in vain, combined with a horrendous voyage and the realization that John doesn’t remember her, have Jessi fisting her hand and testing Mrs. Reilly’s secret weapon. With a wicked right cross, big John Reilly goes down like a stone.
C.H. Admirand has done it again! A Gift From Home is book four in Admirand’s Irish Western series, and as it is book four, I had high hopes. Usually, with a book series, the story loses momentum and can become lackluster very quickly. However, this is not the case with Admirand’s series. Admirand is an imaginative writer who is continually thinking of new plots, scenarios, characters, setting and story devices to ensure that her series never once lacks momentum. A Gift From Home can only be described as a book that has a ton of energy because it will keep you reading the whole way through without hesitation; she truly is a talent, and so I admire her!
A Gift From Home is told through the eyes of John Reilly, and we follow him on his unique, lovely, powerful journey. A Gift From Home has a plot that is very unique, I have read many romance novels but none quite like this… let me explain. John Reilly lived in County Cork Ireland, and when he lived there, he had a young, sweet romance with Jessi Fahy but one day, John has to leave for Emerson Colorado. He promised Jessi that he would return and that they would be together again but distance can make love fade and so he never returned. Flash forward five years later, and John is awaiting a parcel, however, he, in turn, finds Jessi, grown up and wanting John. John cannot remember Jessi, and so, the plot of this book gets very exciting very fast! What follows is a brilliant, adorable tale with many unforgettable moments which make A Gift From Home a joy to read!
C.H. Admirand is a phenomenal writer and this series of hers, and her literature, in general, has become one of my favorites. With each book, her stories get better and better to the point where I think she can’t improve anymore! But Admirand is a true wordsmith and she develops and grows and reinvigorates her writing with each novel. A Gift From Home, in particular, is one of my favorite books of her series, purely because of her incredible literature and unique storyline. The whole premise of a young girl longing for her ‘man’ and going to hunt him down in the hopes of love is utterly perfect to me and would actually make a great movie! Admirand is incredible because her writing is wonderfully descriptive, so much so that each event that took place in this book played out as a movie in my mind. Her glorious descriptions in particular of Colorado are breath-taking, I may have referenced this before in another review of mine for hers but it truly is, and it makes me fall in love with the state of Colorado all over again.
A Gift From Home is so expertly written that it will have the power to move and inspire you. Books with a feel good, lovely nature are my favorite kinds of reads because they leave me feeling light and fluffy. That is why this incredible book is perfect for any reader who is wishing to escape into an adorable, sometimes funny, exceptional story; the author’s mesmerizing descriptions, the well thought out plot and memorable characters make A Gift From Home a stellar piece of fiction. So, of course, I have no choice but to give A Gift From Home Five Stars!
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