True confession I read this book in one sitting even though I couldn t afford to lose the sleep Sigh I just couldn t bring myself to put it aside and start counting sheep I love the Barrett family, love this wonderful community Ross has created Lots of southern charm and brotherly shenanigans But there s sorrow too, and anguish over pasts that can t be undone Ross weaves a bright thread of hope through that darkness and brings resolution in the form of redemption and forgiveness That s what made this an unforgettable read for me I really loved Jenna Thinking she s right up there on my favourite heroines list Direct and upbeat and just a little bit fragile, the residual fallout from a rough past She was full of surprises I couldn t believe some of the things she said, the courageous ways she faced off with Scott Sometimes I held my breath to see how he would take it and then let it out in a whoosh of relief when he reluctantly admire her straightforwardness The give and take between these two was a delight to read Ross delivers an amazing love story liberally laced with realism Awesome read. Mia Ross is my go to for sweet romances with some amazing characters and lots of emotion She wraps up her Barrett s Mill series with a wonderful pair that you just fall in love with I d liked Jenna from the moment I met her in a previous book She is the epitome of the wandering artist without a care in the world Her carefree spirit was contagious, but she was still grounded enough to appreciate the community around her.Scott has a record in his past, quite literally He s on parole and being stuck in his small home town where everyone knows everything is very difficult He finds there are two groups of people those that want to give him a chance to prove himself, and those that judge him and want nothing to do with him As he isolates himself at his grandfather s homestead , using his time to fix the place up, Jenna was exactly what he needed in his life.Watching the two of them bring out parts in each other that no one realizes were even there was so much fun While there is a hint at religion here and there do not let that scare you away from this series or from Mia Ross There s no hitting you over the head with a bible in this one, just a sweet romance in a small town. Finding His Way Home is the story of Scott Barnett and Jenna Reed when Scott comes home to Barnett s Mill, Virginia He has made mistakes and is in a dark place but then he meets Jenna She is positive, supportive and keeps him on his toes as he finds his way back to his faith and his trust in himself Finding His Way Home is a great Christian romance.I send my thanks to Mia Ross and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for my copy of Finding His Way Home that I won in the Giveaway. Great read Really liked Scott and enjoyed the picture of someone turning their life around after it had gone so wrong. INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCEBook Barrett S Mill In The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains, A Family Legacy Leads To LoveProdigal Son Scott Barrett Is Back Home In Barrett S Mill With Plans To Atone For His Past Mistakes And Restore His Future But The Quiet Virginia Village Feels Like A Different Place Since His Return The Old Cottage And Chapel Are Crying Out For Repair Much Like Scott Himself Luckily, Sensitive Artist Jenna Reed Offers To Help Jenna Sees Scott Without Judgment, Though She Reveals Little About Her Own Troubled Past As They Work Together To Renovate The Chapel, Scott Begins To Earn Her Trust, And Soon He S Envisioning Life With The Beautiful Jenna Can The Love Of A Good Woman Finally Make Him Whole sweet comebak home story I had received this book as a First Reads Good Reads giveaway book, but wanted to read them in order since they were part of a series COULD someone read these as individual books Yes, BUT getting the full feeling effect you have to read all three in order The first one introduces you to the family although it does center around one couple but you get to know community members and other family members This second book switches over to a brother in the main family First one was one brother, and this one is another brother and last book is another brother So getting the background of the family and community helps to understand the setting and emotions of everyone All three books although labeled Romance they are good beginning Romance books for teenagers since they don t have any sex, any bad language a few words a few people may think of as curse words but nothing that is over board , nothing that is adult only Also all three have just enough reference to Believing in God and having Faith that makes it enjoyable and a Christian can relate it to their lives or in someone they know lives And those that doesn t believe in God would still I think enjoy the books because the references aren t in your face as a reader The third book has references than the first two but still I wouldn t say overly inpounded with God references Just well rounded books that pretty much anyone would enjoy except the VERY HARD CORE Romance readers that want adult stuff going on This one a young man that only in the other books are mentioned as kind of a hush hush son comes back to his hometown to try and find a second chance at life, after being in the wrong place at the wrong time hanging out with the wrong people Took take away from thinks he loved to realize that and now trying to start over but will he allow the townspeople to help him start over or will he see them through what he thinks they are thinking about him Takes a young woman who you get to kind of know in the first two books to befriend him and get to know him for him and not his past Because after all we all have a past, including her She helps him to find himself and realize he s not as broken as he thinks he is With her Faith and God s guidance this story was a good read I hope there are Barrett Mills books but we ll have to wait and see if Ms Ross takes off with some other community members she s lead us to get to know, or maybe even some of the older ones Either way it s a very nice community to get wrapped up in I won this book on Goodreads First Reads Once I started to read this book I could not put it down If you like romances, this is the book for you This is a very good romance book Scott Barrett has just been released from jail for a crime that he may or may not have committed He comes back home to atone for his past mistakes and to be with his family However, during his absence his grandfather has passed away, who was his favorite and closest relative He feels lonely and isolated as some of the people are very suspicious of him because of the past arrest The whole place feels a little different to him with his grandfather being gone and he has trouble forgiving himself for not being there with his grandfather before he passed He meets a girl named Jenna at the cemetery and they hit it off from the start She, like him has had a troubled past and she sees the good in him As she gets to know him she reveals to him about herself He likewise sees the lightheartedness in her and the faith she has in God and she helps him to find the right path and a promising future He inherits the old place from his grandfather and her with her artistic ability and he with his family history of carpentry skills and family wood business find a way to work together They start to renovate the old chapel on the property and she helps a young girl find her way into becoming an artist also As they renovate the chapel he begins to earn her trust and she realizes that this is a man who understands her completely and that this might be the place where she belongs versus moving from place to place as she has done all her life In the end they realize that they do love each other and that this is what they both have been looking for and wanting in their lives and that this is where they should be and where they should live forever. A charming story of two people who are both searching for home, this book was really enjoyable Scott has made some mistakes in the past, ending up in prison Now that he s out, he returns to his old hometown where he meets Jenna, a wandering artist who s about ready to leave town Abandoned by her mother as a teenager, Jenna has working through some issues in her own past When they meet, Jenna s outgoing personality draws the reclusive Scott back out into the world.Setting The story takes place in the small town of Barrett s Mill, which is full of charm and endearing characters I really enjoy the quirkiness of small towns and the everybody knows everybody feel Scott can t hide from his past because everybody knows about it.Characters The main characters, Scott and Jenna, are both wounded and easily relatable You feel the pain of what they ve been through and want better for them The extended Barrett family plays a large role and some new characters are introduced, hopefully setting up stories for this series.Plot The story moved along at a good pace and was very believable I liked that the characters made mistakes and weren t perfect, yet they were trying to change and do better The restoration of the chapel and cottage that Scott inherited and Jenna s help with the stained glass window repair gave them a reason to spend time together.I really enjoyed my time spent with Scott and Jenna and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys light, clean romance.I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.Finding His Way Home by Mia Ross is a story about two characters, Scott Barrett and Jenna Reed, who are both flawed but very realistic I easily connected with both of them and appreciated the fact that they were never really out of character The setting was nice, too, and seemed very cozy The descriptions made me want to drive from my busy, crowded city to this small town where I can enjoy the nature and quietness before crawling back I admired Scott s willingness to have Jenna mend him together Many male leads are either too stubborn or too ridiculous to let anyone dictate them, and Scott wasn t either He was just a perfect balance between dark and charming, and it was nice to finally read about a guy who actually felt real Jenna was also very likable as a character She connected well with everyone, and it was easy to believe that she was cheerful and nice, because she was The chemistry between Jenna and Scott was built in a slow, steady manner that worked as the two got to know each other The ending, I must say, did feel a little rushed Even so, I give this a four stars since I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Mia Ross loves great stories She enjoys reading about fascinating people, long ago times, and exotic places But only for a little while, because her reality is pretty sweet Married to her college sweetheart, she s the proud mom of two amazing kids whose schedules keep her hopping Busy as she is, she can t imagine trading her life for anyone else s and she has a pretty good imagination.
- 224 pages
- Finding His Way Home
- Mia Ross
- 21 September 2018 Mia Ross