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Place Called Home
by Brenda Anderson
From the back cover:
All she wants is a settled place to call home.
He can’t wait to make home a life-long road trip.
All Tessa Chanson ever wanted was a stable place to call home. She thought she’d found that when she moved in with Jared–until his home became her prison. When his control escalates, the only answer is to escape–an escape that’s hampered when she falls and fractures her ankle.
While building his graphic design company, Nate Brooks is focused on the future he’s dreamed of: traveling around the country from the comfort of his renovated school bus. But when he picks up a wounded, mysterious hitchhiker, those well-laid plans take a backseat to protecting her.
Hobbled by her injury, Tessa fears she’ll never find freedom. Or has she found it with the family who graciously opens their home to her? And will Nate’s protection put his family–and his heart–at risk?
About the author:
Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.
Readers can learn more about Brenda S. Anderson at www.brendaandersonbooks.com.
The greatest challenge novellas face is creating depth within a very limited number of pages. I tend to prefer longer works because of this, but Place Called Home proved to be up to the challenge!
Tessa has been through some horrible experiences, and now she has to decide whether or not she can trust Nate and his loving family. Place Called Home doesn’t shy away from the gritty realities we sometimes hide so well, bringing them into the open where they can be understood and hope extended.
If you enjoy well-written novellas, you’ll certainly want to read this one. If you are hesitant to pick up these shorter stories, I encourage you to try Place Called Home. It just might pleasantly surprise you!