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A Heart Like Home

By: Christine Nolfi
Narrated by: Megan Tusing
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Publisher's Summary

Finding family is a journey of love, risk, secrets, and healing in a powerful novel by the bestselling author of A Brighter Flame, The Passing Storm, and The Road She Left Behind.

When Nova Doubeck is asked to foster two children, she can’t say no. With her own childhood wounds healed by adoptive parents, Nova understands the rewards of a caring guardian—even an impermanent one. But nine-year-old Henry and his seven-year-old sister, Bella, are more than Nova bargained for.

Combative Henry is at risk of becoming like his abusive father, Egan Croy. Timid Bella, clutching a tin box of treasures, cowers at the slightest noise. Yet Nova gradually earns their trust and affection as they bring unexpected love and joy to her guarded life. Now she can’t help but wonder: How will she stop her heart from breaking when the time comes to say goodbye?

As Egan aggressively battles to regain control over the children, Nova’s protective instincts prove just as fierce. In fighting to save Henry and Bella, she’ll unlock the secrets hidden in their past—and learn more about herself and the true meaning of family than anyone imagined.

©2024 Christine Nolfi (P)2024 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

A Heart Like Home tells the story of two children deeply traumatized by abuse and loss, and the emotionally closed-off woman who takes them in. An adoptive parent herself, Nolfi writes with flawless empathy and understanding about the ugliness of family violence but, more importantly, about the healing power of love and belonging. A perfect book club read.”—Kerry Anne King, bestselling author of Whisper Me This and A Borrowed Life

“In A Heart Like Home, Christine Nolfi delivers a masterful plot brimming with family secrets, suspense, and tough choices for its engaging, believable characters. Perfect for book clubs, it will appeal to the reader who enjoys emotionally satisfying, top-tier women’s fiction.”—Julianne MacLean, bestselling author of These Tangled Vines and A Storm of Infinite Beauty

“Nolfi engages readers with her signature depth and wisdom in this emotional story of becoming family even when the odds are stacked up against you. A book that will stay with readers long after the last page, and a family who reminds us of what it means to be truly connected. This is Nolfi at her very best. A Heart Like Home is poignant and unputdownable.”—Rochelle Weinstein, bestselling author of What You Do To Me

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