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Publisher's Summary

A gripping and heartfelt story about overcoming the past and finding where you belong.

Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter - stepping into other people’s lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. Living vicariously.

But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own - a proper one, filled with family and love and happy memories. If only she knew where to start.

Growing up in foster care, she always envied her friends their secure and carefree lives, their certainty and confidence. And, while those same friends may have become her family of choice, Anna is still stuck in that nomadic cycle, looking for answers, trying to find the courage to put down roots and find a place to call home.

Compelling, rich and evocative, Home is Anna’s journey to discovering that it isn’t where you settle down that matters, but the people you have around you when you do.

©2021 Penny Parkes (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK

Critic Reviews

"Moving, hopeful and heartfelt... an ideal book group read." (AJ Pearce)

"A gorgeous, thoughtful read." (Catherine Isaac)

"As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, this book wouldn’t leave me. I loved it." (Katie Fforde)

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beautiful

what a lovely thing, a love story with no love interest, rather a journey of a woman finding her own path. sublime.

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So satisfying!

The characters are so beautifully drawn that they feel like friends you never want to leave. Thought provoking with a fascinating story line that is richly rewarding. I feel like I already want to read it again and am now on the hunt to read more from Penny Parkes.

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Lovely written story of finding your way

Beautiful to read and get completely involved in the main character and her life.

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  • 24-08-2021

fantastic

what a wonderful story...

amazing narration of fabulous characters

can't wait for another Penny Parkes.

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  • Julie Nicholson
  • 20-07-2021

Best book in a long time

I found it hard not to continuously listen to this book well into the night.. it was well written and the way thoughts and feelings were described made me reassess my own life.
Definitely worth a read.

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  • Em
  • 10-07-2021

Love this book

I have read all the books by this author and loved each one, so was so pleased to find this latest book, but also interested as it is different from her Larkford series. It was even better than her others, a great read, I felt so attached to the characters, just need another one now!

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