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Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: Last One Home by Debbie Macomber

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close—until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.

Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.
I love Debbie Macomber and this is without any question one of her best book yet. You don't have to have sisters to understand this - just a woman who has misses her family. It’s a great read with lots of melodrama and angst that makes for an addictive, fast-paced romance. It reminded me of a very well done Harlequin romance.
Like other books from this author the books are full of flawed characters who learn to forgive and fall in love again. This one had some real tearjerker moments so keep a tissue handy.This will make you realize that to forgive is to heal yourself. 
 This would make an excellent book for reading groups and I can't recommend it highly enough. I read it in 24 hours - I just couldn't put it down and I'm going to read it again. That's great praise coming from me who rarely reads a book more than once but this one is worth it.It has all of the heart and soul you've come to expect in a Debbie Macomber book, and if you've liked her books in the past, you will love this one. I absolutely recommend it to every woman who reads to feel uplifted and just a little bit better about life.