Going Home by Harriet Evans – Book Review

Hello blogging world! 

How have you all been my lovely friends? My days were spent quite busy, I am on the verge of completing my corrections/assessments, and so today I chose to complete the book I had been reading since a long time. 

The book I finished reading today was Going Home by Harriet Evans. I have read another work by the same author which I enjoyed and so I have got myself two more of hers.

Blurb:

Some families warm your heart. Lizzy’s makes her head spin.

Home. For most it’s a place of calm and safety. For Lizzy Walter, things are a bit more complicated. Keeper House a cherished old place deep in the countryside has always been the heart of the Walter’s universe. There, Lizzy can escape from her London life and ease her heart and mind. But trouble is on the horizon.

For a start, her entire family are hiding something. Then the love of her life makes an unexpected reappearance just when she thought she was starting to get over him. And now Keeper House itself is in peril. By the time the Walters gather for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higher for Lizzy, for her family and for love.


Review:

Going Home is a book with surprises all along. The protagonist Lizzy, is just another heartbroken girl who has been hurt by her lover/boyfriend. She is devastated when she comes to know that he has cheated on her after he shifted to New York for work. 
It’s winter and the whole family, of cousins, uncles and aunts collects at the Keeper House, their ancestral house for Christmas. This year she dreads it as she has to face her family after the break up. She feels her family is the most eccentric one around! ( How many of us really don’t think the same! 😝:roll:)

She is trying hard to show that she has got over David (her ex-) when there is a shaking announcement made that will effect the family. What leads to that? Why is it to happen? Can it not be fought over? What are the elders of the family doing? What secrets lie hidden from Lizzy and the other children? What can be done? As the story proceeds, we keep fluctuating between the family problem and the events that happen in Lizzy’s life.

Various characters keep joining in the storyline and there is fun, frolic and confusion as scenes are laid out by the author. You meet some really annoying but realistic characters. 

When I turned over the last page, I just was left pondering. Life isn’t supposed to be just taken for granted. If something is really important and precious, one must make an attempt to save it. One must face the hurdles and fight back to claim what is valuable to you. You cannot just bury your head in the sand of time and expect things to turn out better or overcome something. Some things are worth fighting for! That’s what made the book worth all the time! 

Yet I felt it wasn’t as good as Hopeless Romantic! 😮😒

Another romance in my collection! Has anyone read this one? Do let me know! 

Stay happy and blessed! Keep reading and writing!

S.F.R.

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