Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love
After life knocked Delaney Holbrook sideways, she didn’t get down—she got busy. She went back to school, determined to reinvent herself. She even swore off men in suits. But then one particular man in one very fine suit proves too tempting to resist—Malcolm Carlesso, CEO of a family-owned food company. Malcolm’s life has been complicated by the arrival of two half sisters he’s never met…and isn’t sure he wants around. How can Delaney trust a man who keeps his own sisters at such a distance?
Alone in the world, Callie Smith never expected to find a family. Suddenly she’s living in a house the size of a small country with her stuffy and aloof new brother and streetwise sister, wondering whether this place—and these people—will ever feel like home. Just as she’s beginning to get settled, a new opportunity presents itself, daring her to dream of more…until her past threatens to take it all away.
Friends brought together by chance, Delaney and Callie will soon discover the closest families are bonded by choice—not by blood—in this uplifting story from the consistently unputdownable Susan Mallery.
Don't miss The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery where one woman discovers the beauty in chaos in a poignant and heartwarming story about the threads that hold family together.
Mallery (Sisters like Us) spins a heartwarming but shallow story about people searching for security and love. In present-day Seattle, Delaney Holbrook is trying to move on after losing her fianc and quitting her job. She turns to Malcolm Carlesso, who's running his family's company and has his own life upheaval in the form of two recently discovered younger sisters, Kiera and Callie. As Malcolm tries to raise Kiera, he's dealing with Callie's past as a convicted felon and her budding romance with his best friend, Santiago Trejo. To top it all off, someone is stealing from his company. Though the characters manage to figure out how to be family, there's so much going on that the issues of the relationships are only surface level. Despite the complexities, this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama.
Loved the book, but felt unsatisfied
I’ve held off writing a review for this book-I read it a couple weeks ago. As the heading states, I loved this story, the characters, the idea. I really enjoyed it-I just wanted more of the story. As I’ve thought about it, I think my complaint is really for the publishing companies. I follow writers on Facebook and read about them making the 10,000 word mark. I read a lot and romances novels are almost always about 300 pages. I think publishers have a formula for romance novels. I’d rather read a 500 page book if that’s how many pages it takes to finish the story! I wanted to know more about the backgrounds of these characters (the back story) and what happens next...for instance Grandpa & the housekeeper.
A Definite Winner
I loved this book! There was humor, love, and family struggles. A definite read for a summer day!
Great beach read!
When We Found Home is a great beach read. I took to Myrtle Beach and Carolina Beach to enjoy some relaxation and to leave some of my stress behind by enjoying a great book with the waves crashing in the background.
This book is about family, growth, and finding your way. Malcom has to learn to give up some of his control. Delaney has suffered a tragic loss and needs to find ways to move forward. Kiera is trying to learn her way in a new city with a family she know nothing about. Love this book. It has depth and comedy!