I love Tracie Peterson's books and this is no exception. The story is about two sisters, Kathy and Sunny. Sunny left home twelve years ago and didn't contact anybody in her family. When she returns home a changed person, her dad is ecstatic and welcomes her home like the prodigal. Kathy, however, is greatly displeased. She blames Summer for the problems in her life.The story of forgiveness is touching and I found myself drawn into the stories of these two sisters. Definitely recommend it for any [...]
I had checked this book out for my grandmother on a whim, because our library's selection of large print isn't too great. I was gathering everything to return and decided I wanted to try this one too. I'm so glad I did! It was really hard to put this one down. I could relate to a lot of the things Sunny had gone through in her life, and how some people will hold those things against you for a very long time. I love the characters as well as the message. It was definitely a good read!
I usually love Tracie Peterson's books but this one was hard for me to get into. Halfway through the book and it still kept repeating the same issue of the sister returning home and her sister not accepting her. It did get better in the middle and towards the end I was starting to enjoy it more. I'm glad that I finished it as I almost didn't!
I enjoyed this book. The flow was good and it had you wondering about the past life of Amy (Sunshine) and the author summed everything up pretty well.It was the first book I'd read after reading straight thru the 12 left behind series so it was a good place to be.
Modern retelling of the Prodigal Son, except it's a daughter. Amy, now known as Sunny, left home 12 years before. No one had heard from her until she returns home. Sunny has returned just days before her father's death. Her sister Kathy has a hard time forgiving her sister because Sunny's leaving indirectly caused her mother's death. Story of the sisters' making their way back to being a family.
A wonderfully written bookWhen I started this story I had no idea it would hit my heart as it did, I saw my life happen in both girls. How God worked within them is amazing. A sad and bittersweet story of family, growth, love, bonding and best of all our glorious Lord Jesus.I'd recommend this story to anyone, especially when in question of forgiveness and rebuilding family.
Dad is happy to see his daughter return home, her sister not so much. There have been many changes since Sunny left, and many things that aren't understood. The two sisters need to work through so many things before they can move forward.This book was a quick read because it moved so quickly. Everything was settled but I hope we can visit with them once they move.
Beautiful story, wonderfully written as usual for this author.Wonderfully written story, she is one of the great storytellers. I was skeptical for a while that they could work out their problems. I highly recommend this and anything by this author.
Where my Heart BelongsI loved this modern telling of the prodigal son (or daughter, as it were). I loved that it wasn't a beat the word of God into you, but rather a practical application of the word to a modern life situation.
I'm a huge fan of Tracie Peterson, and this was definitely not her best. I am so used to her excellence in the historical fiction genre which made this book uncomparable. It was a pretty good modern-day book that related to the parable of the Prodigal Son. It was an enjoyable read, but I felt liked it dragged on a little bit too much. My favorite parts were when the book faded to Sunshine talking about her past. The rest of it was pretty slow going. It wasn't an awful book but probably my least [...]
A girl leaves home on the premise that her life is in a deadend in the small Kansas farming community where she was raised, leaving behind everything she's known.Twelve years later, she returns a changed woman. Will her family accept her back? Will the changes at home and the changes within her keep them from finding peace?Very very good book. At moments, you feel you want to reach in there and shake some sense into the characters. Peterson has really hit home with this one. A modern telling of [...]
Listened to Where My Heart Belongs by Tracie PetersonAmy Halbert had left home 12 years ago, eager to cast aside small-town life. Her sister, Kathy, stayed behind to witness the consequences of Amy's departure. Now Amy has come back, sending Kathy into a maelstrom of emotion. Drawn together by their dying father's wishes, the sisters travel down the road of reconciliation. I give this book 3 stars and a 6. An ok family read.
I saw this author when I was skimming through the Religious Fiction area of Barnes and Noble and thought the books looked interesting. After choosing this book I found that I liked it very much. The writing very much reminded me of the style that Karen Kingsbury has but also different in many ways. It was a little hard to get into in the beginning but I found after a couple of chapters it moved more quickly and kept my attention.
"Where My Heart Belongs", by Tracie Peterson was such a good book. It was about two sisters, Kathy and Amy. Amy left town shortly after turning 18, and nobody has heard from her in 12 years. Kathy had to put her life on hold to care for their ill parents. Now, Amy has returned and Kathy will have to deal with all of her ill feelings toward Amy. There are some unexpected discoveries, along with their blossoming relationship with the Lord. This was a great, Christian themed book.
My church book club is reading this book. It is definitely a tearjerker - I think I've cried every chapter. It is a modern retelling of the parable of the prodigal son. A little heavy handed with the message the author is trying to promote - that everything we do is a choice. But the plot moves along quickly. OK, I finished the book. In typical romance fashion all the plot points are neatly (if not totally realistically, but hey, it's romance) wrapped up. Good book, not great.
I was going to give this book 3 stars because it was pretty good, but it went on about a hundred pages too long, and I was annoyed that it was taking so long to finish. A little too "storybook" ending for me, but if you're in the mood for that kind of book, this is a good one.
This is a good basic book along the lines of the prodigal son, but I felt some of the same issues were revisited too often. Some of the problems were resolved too easily making it seem unrealistic. It's not a happy book.
I accidentally stole this from my old school Libary. I guess after 3 years in late fees I bought it? I hopeOh well, maybe one day ill actually finish this book and enjoy it.But for now it'll sit lonely on my desk.