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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Home At Last by Jan Sikes - Book Review

About The Book:

With empty pockets and a heart full of dreams Luke Stone leaves behind the nightmare of fifteen long years in Leavenworth prison, not giving it a backward glance.

Eyes firmly on the future, he boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas...for freedom...for the one who holds his heart. The unjust conviction no longer matters and revenge haunts him no more. Darlina Flowers, the woman who takes his breath away, waits ahead and with her by his side, nothing can stop him.
He is headed HOME AT LAST.

My Thoughts:

With her first book, "Flowers and Stone," Texas author Jan Sikes introduced her readers to honky-tonk musician Luke Stone  and the love of his life, Darlina Flowers. Now, Sikes brings more to the adventurous life of this couple with a beautiful continuation in  her latest book, "Home At Last."

Luke Stone and Darlina have been through so much - including the stressful period in which Luke was imprisoned for reasons unjust and unreal. But now Luke is home with his family and friends and is determined to make a new life for himself, Darlina and their children. The road is rough and rocky, but with love on his side, Luke can make it through anything life throws at him!

Jan Sikes writes from real experience when it comes to this Texas romance - she's lived the story and she truly brings her loving heart and blessed soul to the writing.  She bravely tells this heart-wrenching tale, including all the rough and rowdiness, plus the warm faith in the power of love and forgiveness.

If you enjoy stories that grip your heart as well as your mind - this is the book for you!  I highly recommend all of Jan's books in this series, "Flowers and Stone," The Convict and The Rose, and this latest, "Home At Last."  And coming soon, "Til Death Do Us Part."


About The Author:

Jan Sikes started writing when she was a young girl, around the age of eight. Her first writing was a gospel song. She had an uncle whom she loved dearly, but he was an alcoholic and his drinking caused such family discord that at times, resulted in him being banished from their home. So, she wrote a song about Uncle Luke finding Jesus. That is her first memory of feeling the passion deep down to her toes for writing. 

    The stories she writes (so far) are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart there is something that is worthy of sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories and yet this is truth.
The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction fits the stories that she shares through her writing.  

     She is passionate about her writing projects and is driven to tell a story with the hope that it might touch someone’s heart or life in a positive way.   

     Along with each book, Jan also releases a music cd of original songs that fits the time period of the story.

      North Texas is where she calls home. You'll often find her at Texas music festivals and shehas five incredible grandchildren.

Memberships: The Texas Association of Authors, The Academy of Texas Music, Writer's Guild, Non-Fiction Writer's Association, National Association of Professional Women, International Women's Leadership Association, Goodreads and Author's Den.

Check out her website at www.jansikes.com for more info on her books and upcoming projects!

My thanks to the author for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mystica said...

Glad you enjoyed the read. Have a good week.

Jan Sikes said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing "Home At Last." I love your honest opinions!!