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Called Home: Two Hearts Answer: Gloria Schumann

Friday, June 17, 2011
Emma Benson's view of life was crafted by the death of her brother as a child, abandonment by her father and later, the man she trusted she would marry, until David Schlosser-back in town after years in New York writing best-selling novels-threatens her neatly tended life. Romance blooms. Emma and David eventually persevere in the face of tragedy, refusing to leave their dreams behind.

Good Reads Summary

Is a character with trust issues a good character to read about?  Emma, the main character, returns home at the call of her mother.  Emma's brother died as a child and Emma's father took off, it is natural for Emma to be a little wary of close, familial relationships.  David Schlosser returns around the same time.  He immediately becomes the love interest of Emma; Emma is understandably nervous and fights the attraction.  The novel details the push and pull Emma feels for David and the culmination of what the reader can only assume was meant to be.  Emma is not a character the reader will be immediately drawn too, she's a little to withdrawn and afraid-not naturally open.  She'll grow on the reader though.  The plot is not unique, but it is interesting.  The setting is wonderful, Wisconsin will remain forever in the reader's mind as a place where the impossible can happen and a person may learn to trust again.  This novel is wonderful for adult readers who don't mind a character that takes a little time to get to know. 

4 stars
I received this novel for review, but this in no way influenced my review or thoughts on the novel.