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“The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

From New York Times and USAToday bestselling author Jean Brashear: 

After a childhood of constant upheaval, all Cleo Formby wanted was to put down roots, to fill a house with family and love. When Malcolm Channing swept into her life, she gained it all: the home, the children, the love of a good man who adored her—

Until their firstborn daughter tore their family apart, and even the love between Cleo and Malcolm wasn't strong enough to survive the devastation.

Five years later, that daughter returns, destitute—with a child in tow. Cleo and Malcolm are thrown together again…and realize that their love has never died.

But both have ties to others now, and their daughter is no less troubled than before. Being in constant proximity yet unable to be together is a constant heartache, but the welfare of this little grandson has to take first place. 

When Malcolm's new life is shattered by treachery, can he and Cleo overcome the wounds of the past and find their way back to the magic that once filled the house that love built?

(A companion story to The Road Back Home, a different perspective of the story seen through Ria's eyes and going beyond)

July 30
Jean Brashear Literary Trust
Jean Brashear Literary Trust

Customer Reviews

Mary Rhonda ,

So far the best in the series

This is definitely a story that requires tissues. Many of Jean’s stories have this requirement but The House That Love Built is even more heartbreaking. This family was tragically torn apart but circumstances allowed the family to finally start to heal. This not an easy read, it is soul searching and you just don’t know who carries the most guilt and who deserves the most sympathy. While this story ends on a happy note, it is far from over. I can’t wait for the next book in this series is released.

W11nner ,

The House That Love Built

I absolutely loved this story! It's a wonderfully written story about a couple who are so in love and have a wonderful life, but lose their way after a family tragedy. Now 5 years later, they are finding their way back together. The author did a wonderful job writing these characters. They are flawed, caring, hurt and loveable.

Jen G F ,

House That Love Built

ARC for honest review with no compensation

House That Love Built is book 4 in the Second Chances series by Jean Brashear and oh what an emotional journey!!

Cleo and Malcolm Channing had it all..love, children, family and a happy home...until tragedy struck and the family was torn apart by divorce and heart break. Now 5 years later more upheaval, deceit, return of their first born, heartache and a grandchild that somehow needs them all...

Can this family find their way back to each other, possibly mend a broken marriage and find their way back to the House That Love Built??

This book has it all...tears, tragedy, pain, heartbreak and so much more...

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