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"I made a promise to protect you."But pregnant Ali Silver's husband broke his vow and walked away from her. After being injured in combat, Jericho has finally come home to Bitterroot Valley to make peace with his father and regain Ali's trust. But the single mom's keeping secrets of her own. And someone's killing off Ali's cattle and sabotaging her horse therapy business."I made a promise to protect you."But pregnant Ali Silver's husband broke his vow and walked away from her. After being injured in combat, Jericho has finally come home to Bitterroot Valley to make peace with his father and regain Ali's trust. But the single mom's keeping secrets of her own. And someone's killing off Ali's cattle and sabotaging her horse therapy business. Jericho will do whatever it takes to protect his wife and be a real father to his son. Because when it comes to love and second chances, he's one determined cowboy....

Title : Home for Good
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ISBN : 9780373877973
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Home for Good Reviews

  • Bethany Kaczmarek
    2019-06-03 02:24

    Jericho Freed made a promise to love and protect his wife. Trouble is, for a handful of years, he walked away in order to protect her from himself. Now, after finding Christ and realizing how wrong he was to leave her, he’s back to win her heart all over again. But it isn’t going to be easy. Ali Silver has her guard up, and she’s not quick to trust. At all. Especially when their son Chance is involved.I’m not the type to pick up a romance often, but this book came highly recommended from someone who knows the value of an unforgettable hero. And they were spot on.Whatever it takes, Jericho strives to earn Ali’s trust. He works at being an honorable man in his son’s eyes even before he knows the boy is his. He protects Ali, keeping an eye out whether she wants him to or not. But most of all—and this was what sold me—he knows the value of genuine forgiveness. He offers it when it’s needed, he seeks it for his own failures, and he understands that a simple apology can’t wash away years of hurt.This is the picture that stuck with me. Home for Good is short and sweet, but there’s nothing trite about this honest look at what it takes to make a marriage work. The book has complex characters that didn't always do what I wanted or expected (but who does?) and enough twists to keep me guessing about how everything would wrap up in the end. Definitely worth buying.

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-06-08 08:18

    Ali and Jericho Silver married young—perhaps too young. Their marriage was wrought with struggles right from the start, exacerbated by family animosities and Jericho’s drinking problem. When Jericho walks out on Ali just after she discovers she’d pregnant with his child, Ali decides it’s for the best. She devotes the next seven years to raising her son, Chance, as best she can, while taking over her family’s ranch and turning into a stable that can provide equine therapy for children with learning disabilities. Just when her life seems to be on track, Jericho unexpectedly returns to town. Jericho has had plenty of time to get his life together, but he hasn’t been confident enough to return home to Ali until now. Having kicked his drinking habit and found faith in God during his time in the army, he hopes that Ali will take him back. His plan to reunite his family is disrupted when he realises that Ali is now a mother. He’s not sure if Chance is his biological son, but Jericho is committed to loving him whether he is or not. But Ali doesn’t know if she can trust Jericho to be a responsible husband and father, especially after he’s been gone for so long. She knows she should forgive him, but she’s carried the immense burden of pain for so long that it’s hard to truly let go of it. Is there any hope of happiness for Ali and Jericho, or will their past hold them back?Writing a compelling romance with a hint of mystery and a handful of fleshed-out secondary characters is tough to do in 224 pages, but Home for Good surprised me with how much it packed into so little space. Writing such short novels is a skill, and I sometimes find Love Inspired novels rather hit-or-miss because of this. Fortunately, Jessica Keller’s debut is definitely on the “hit” side, and I’m glad I took a chance on this novel.I definitely prefer small-town or country romances to those set in cities or exotic locations, and Home for Good fits the bill with the ranch setting and all of the family members and ranch employees who flit in and out of the story. I was a little wary of the details about the equine therapy, but that side of the story turned out to be pretty fascinating. Although I grew up half a mile away from a riding stable, I’ve never been terribly interested in horses, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the details about Ali’s work. I appreciated that Jessica took the time to introduce different ranch employees, as well as Ali’s sister. Even if Ali is a single-mother, it’s clear that she’s had a lot of support when raising Chance, which is why Jericho’s arrival in town throws her into a loop.Ali’s situation is difficult, given how much she’s changed in the seven years Jericho has been gone, and it slowly emerges that they had plenty of problems even before Jericho left. She might not have signed any divorce papers, but it’s pretty clear that Ali has given up hope of reconciling with Jericho. I thought I’d be annoyed by Ali’s staunch refusal to let Jericho back into her life (in spite of her son’s meddling and Jericho’s determination) but the more I got to know her, the more I understood her fears. Ali and Jericho’s situation lends itself to a beautiful message about forgiveness. Forgiveness might be a slightly predictable topic for a Christian novel, but I loved that Home for Good focused on the benefit to the forgiver, as well as the one being forgiven. Withholding forgiveness and bottling up bitterness can be incredibly damaging, and it can almost become a way of life if such feelings are clung to for many years. Ali is in danger of becoming one with her bitterness if she doesn’t let go of the hurt Jericho caused her seven years ago. Forgiveness isn’t an instantaneous occurrence, especially for someone like Ali, but even making the smallest step can be incredibly liberating. I was touched and encouraged to witness Ali’s journey. As well as the main storyline about Ali and Jericho getting to know each other again after seven years, and Jericho trying to figure out if Chance is his son, Home for Good also packs in a little mystery about someone sabotaging Ali’s ranch. I had my suspicions about one character fairly early on in the story, but I did get swayed away by a red herring at another point, so the suspense definitely kept my interest! My only complaint about this part of the story is that the motivations of the “red herring” character (who wasn’t entirely squeaky-clean, even if he wasn’t the saboteur) didn’t seem entirely believable. Likewise, his friendship with Ali didn’t sit entirely right with me. Although I can understand a struggling single mother accepting any help that comes her way, he was rather pushy and demanding of her, and I didn’t entirely buy Ali not standing up to him early in the story.Although Jericho and Chance have the opportunity to interact with each other from very early in the novel, Ali holds off tell Jericho that he’s Chance’s father until she knows she can trust him and accept him back into her life. Since it takes so long for this revelation to be made, it feels a little anti-climatic, since Jericho has pretty much figured it out by then. Although he seems momentarily stunned by the news, it didn’t seem entirely realistic, given that he’d been thinking about the possibility of being a father for most of the novel. I understand why Ali didn’t tell him until then, but the revelation wasn’t quite as dramatic as it had been built up to be.There may have been a few, small details about Home for Good that weren’t perfect, but otherwise this is a fantastic debut novel. The sweet romance, engaging secondary characters and pinch of mystery make for a satisfying read, which is all the more heartfelt for its beautiful message of forgiveness. I will definitely be on the lookout for Jessica Keller’s next novel.Review title provided by Love Inspired.

  • Joanne Reese
    2019-05-31 08:06

    Alison Silver struggles to raise her son alone after her husband leaves for the military and doesn't come back for eight years. But when he shows up unexpectedly, Ali refuses to let her heart care. Jericho comes home to set things right again with both his aging father and his wife, only to find that he's a father to a boy he's already starting to care about. And when Ali's ranch gets sabotaged, everything in him wants to ride in and rescue the day.This story's pacing was perfect, suspense kept me turning the pages, and a blossoming new beginning made me want to stay there. I highly recommend this Love Inspired installment. I'll be looking for more of this author's work.

  • Sandra
    2019-06-11 09:16

    My favorite kind of story, a very sweet, clean romance novel. The characters were well developed and complex. If you want a strong, powerful hero, Jericho is your man. It has something for everyone. I laughed, I cried, I cheered for Jericho and Ali to work things out between them.

  • Rhonda
    2019-06-21 04:57

    4 STARSI could really see the characters were true. They were easy to understand and care about. The only thing I had a problem with was why she did not call the police right away when the sabatage was discovered.Ali has raised her son by herself and now when her husband comes back after 8 years has a hard time forgiving him and trusting him. Ali runs the ranch and teaches handicap kids riding therapy program. Her mom is in a bitter, angry women in a care center dying on lung camcer. Now someone is leaving threats on her door,cutting fences,poison horses and other stuff. Her lawyer is a good friend from school and wants to marry her.Jericho was a drunk and felt he was turning to be like his father. So he left his marriage before he hurt Ali. Now he is back after being away for years. He wants her back. Jericho has always loved Ali. He finds out she is a mother now to Chance. He wants to be a father to Chance too. Even when Ali denies that he is. Jericho has not had a drink in 5 years. He is now proud of the man he became.Trip has always been jealous of Jericho. He wants Ali to divorce Jericho and let him adopt Chance. He was raised by a single mother and wants to help her.Every time I think I know what is happening, then I think someone else is the one who is behind everything going wrong at the ranch.This book has a few themes in it. Main one is forgiveness or bitter and angry choices we can choose. That God does not leave us alone it is us that leaves him.This book had me sobbing in a few places. About a horse! animals are good friends and love us.This is a clean read. It does mention God and scriptures but not preachy.Chance is adorable little boy. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it in exchange by Netgalley.1/22/2013 Pub. Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired 224 pages ISBN:0373877978Discription below is taken off of Goodreads.comI made a promise to protect you."But pregnant Ali Silver's husband broke his vow and walked away from her. After being injured in combat, Jericho has finally come home to Bitterroot Valley to make peace with his father and regain Ali's trust. But the single mom's keeping secrets of her own. And someone's killing off Ali's cattle and sabotaging her horse therapy business. Jericho will do whatever it takes to protect his wife and be a real father to his son. Because when it comes to love and second chances, he's one determined cowboy

  • Sally
    2019-06-23 04:54

    Home for GoodJessica KellerWhat an amazing book! I laughed, cried, hoped, and cheered with the wonderful characters in this debut novel by Jessica Keller. Home for Good is about Jericho Freed who left his home, his wife, and an unborn child because he was a drunk. Eight years later he approaches Ali Silver, his wife, and she takes off running, literally. Is it too late for Jericho to ask for forgiveness? Forgiveness means you grant pardon for what happened. Can Ali forgive Jericho and let him be a father to Chance and a husband to her? She’s afraid she will get hurt again if he leaves a second time, and she has Chance to think about. How will it affect him if his daddy takes off again? Ali must learn to forgive and to trust. You experience freedom in forgiveness. You’re not bitter, resentful, or angry anymore. Can Ali let all that go to have the life God wants for her? Do you need a fresh start like Ali does? You’re identity is not the makeup of past mistakes. You now have a clean slate to change your world and start over. Ali is having issues of her own out of her nonprofit business Big Sky Dreams for handicapped children. Money is missing, things are tampered with, cattle are set free and lost or killed, tires are slashed, and horses are turned loose. Who is responsible for these events? Who can Ali trust? This all started happening when Jericho came back to town. Are the events related, or is someone else behind the mayhem? Can Ali put her trust back in God, even though she feels He left her? Will she realize God has always been there, it was she who walked away from God? He’s always been right there waiting for her to turn back to Him. You will not believe the twists and turns in this story, and the perfect ending. When you let God have control, anything can happen! Come join Ali and Jericho and the other wonderful characters in this sweet, engaging story by Jessica Keller. I look forward to reading more by this author. If you love Christian Romance that portrays a deeper understanding of love, forgiveness, trust, and hope, this book is for you!

  • Abbie
    2019-06-21 01:59

    Ali Silver is trying to keep her ranch going. She has a son who she loves and will do anything for. One day the man she married the man who left her seven years ago shows back up in her life demanding he is back for good and wants to be her husband again. She tells him to forget about it but he keeps trying and slowly she starts to trust him again and with weird things happening at her ranch that threaten to destroy everything she has worked for she finds herself needing him.Jericho has hoped that Ali would take him back with open arms but he finds no such invitation. He vows to Ali he will prove to her he will not leave again that he is a changed man. Can he protector her from the person trying to harm her ranch and win her heart back as well? Over all this was a good book and I enjoyed it. It was a love story with some suspense thrown in which made for a good mix.What I liked: The book had a good plot and I liked the characters. I thought the subplot with the vandalism to the ranch and who was doing it was well weaved into the story and I found myself wondering who was causing the issues. Ali had been through a lot so far in her life and I enjoyed watching her grow and change as the story went along. I also enjoyed the ending I felt a little surprised when I found out who was behind the troubles Ali was having and the added twist to the plot made it a good ending.What I did not like: Jericho did not know he was the father of Ali’s son at first. This is a fine as other books have used this kind of a plot before but I felt it took to long for Ali to tell him. By the time the moment arrived it was kind of old news and took away from the plot a little.Over all this was a good book and a solid first book for the author. I am curious if she might write another book about some of the side characters in this book at some point. If you like cowboys and romance check this book out!

  • Kym McNabney
    2019-06-23 05:24

    If I was only allowed one word to describe HOME FOR GOOD by JESSICA KELLER, I guess that would have to be “WOW”. If I had not been told so, I would not have believed this to be MS KELLER’S first novel. Ali Silver’s husband took off before she had the chance to tell him she was carrying his child. Raising a child on her own hasn’t been easy. When Jericho Freed returns after eight long years, Ali isn’t so forgiving. Jericho isn’t proud of deserting the love of his life all those years ago, but it couldn’t be helped. He wasn’t the man she deserved. After joining the military and getting his life back on track, Jericho returns to the town he grew up in and the woman he left behind. But will she forgive him enough to allow him back into his life?At only 224 pages and such a great read, I should have finished HOME FOR GOOD quicker than I did. So why didn’t I? The writing was so rich that I felt the need to take my time to absorb each and every word. Right from the first page I was sucked in. It began with a POW, but it didn’t stop there. It just kept going. Don’t ask me why, but names are important to me. If the characters name isn’t one that I like, it can hinder my reading. If it is one that I adore, then all the better. All that to say that I loved not only the name Jericho, but his character as well. Maybe the word love is a little strong …Nah. MS KELLER’S did an amazing job with bringing the characters to life, keeping a wonderful pace, moving the story along in a way that kept you from wanting to put it down. I’m not much into mysteries, suspense or thrillers. I loved the subtleness of the suspense and mystery MS KELLER added. Just enough to spice up the story, yet not enough to take away from the romance. Will I be looking for more by MS KELLER in the future? You can count on it.

  • Hsiau Wei
    2019-06-06 07:04

    This book tells the story of Allison, a single mother, found that her husband, Jericho is back in town after more than 8 years and is injured. Jericho walked out of their marriage and enlisted him in army. Now, he is back to make amen and seek forgiveness from Allison for the wrongdoing that he have done to her. But Alli could not accept him back as the situation is different now. She has her son to consider who seems to be more attached to Jericho as days go. Jericho is wondering the father of her son and she does not want Chance to acknowledge that Jericho is his father for the fear that he sued her for keeping Chance’s existence away from him. At the same time that Jericho came back to her life, funny things seem to occur at the ranch. She even received threat notes for being with Jericho. Someone out there doesn’t like the idea that Alli and Jericho reconcile. This book talks about forgiveness and in accepting God for who he is. This is a clean read with some scriptures being mention here and there. Allison, due to her past, does not believe in God, and when Jericho is back in her life, he wanted to help her find herself back and be able to forgive not only her but God for the thing that have happened in her life. Overall, this is a clean read with not much conflict in the story line.

  • J.
    2019-06-17 03:56

    The romance genre is full of terms, some familiar and some not, to the reader. "Page turner" is a frequently used phrase for books that keep a reader up at night, going from one page to the next, one chapter after the other. "Secret baby" is used in romance when a child has been kept from a father for years. "Inspirational" means the reader should be able to take a lesson of faith from the book, about life and God. Jessica Keller's debut, Home for Good, is the definition of all these terms.Keller manages to pack a lot of action and suspense into a book labeled as a contemporary inspirational. Just when I thought the story couldn't surprise me again or make me laugh or get choked up, it did. The inspirational angle of the story of Jericho and Ali is a solid faith lesson that is uplifting, not preachy, and real.If you want to be entertained, had so much happen in your life at one time that you cry, "enough already, God!", or just love an stalwart yet wounded soldier/cowboy hero and a heroine who fits the term as she raises a child on her own and tries to make it through life, this is the book for you. Looking forward to more from this author!

  • Michelle
    2019-06-04 02:23

    This was a sweet book about a cute married couple who lost their way. Married too young, one not ready to settle down, and a fear of abusing his wife. These are all factors that played into the separation of this couple who were so in love. But Ali was through with him. When he shows up eight years later ready to be the husband she needed, she wanted nothing but to send him on his way - especially when he didn't know he had a seven year old son!Ali's world was suddenly rocky. She didn't want to lose her son to this cowboy soldier who suddenly showed back into their lives. But Jericho wasn't easily persuaded to leave. He aimed to take care of his wife the way he'd promised to all those years ago. Little by little, Ali let him back into her life. There was only one question remaining: Who is Chance's father?There is a jerk of a man that makes a good side-story. I didn't like him from the very first scene and loved it when Jericho got mad because he dared lay his hands on his wife! If you like a strong, powerful hero (which I do), then this is a book for you! Kudos to the author for a great read! Once I started reading, I just HAD to finish!

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2019-06-06 04:12

    Ali has been raising her son alone until her husband walks back into her life. Will she accept Jericho’s explanation and apology? Will he be too late to regain her trust and help raise his son? Will they reconnect?I gave this book4/5 stars. I had a hard time connecting with the two main characters in this book. I did not feel like they could be real people. The main character Ali just did not seem strong; she is portrayed as a weak woman. It did not feel like the author had the character down to perfection. The other main character Jericho was better written but still had no appeal. There was a small mystery but it did not add much to the story. I did like how some of the relationships changed over the course of the book. I thought the author did well at writing how those relationships progressed.I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  • April
    2019-05-30 06:57

    Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge through NetGalley for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.Really interesting tale that had my attention the whole time. The pace was wonderful and the characters engaging. Great dynamic in the relationship that made it very believable. Beautiful storytelling that entertained the whole time!It had really great flow and did the job of making me think at times. I love a book that taps into my emotions. I am a real sucker for a sexy romance!! I laugh, I cry and I wish the hero were real so he could be mine! LOLI would love to see more from this author! Definitely one to watch in the future.

  • Sadie
    2019-06-02 06:15

    Having had the pleasure of beta reading this book, I strongly recommend it to readers of contemporary Christian fiction. Jessica's unique writing style is characterized by deeply descriptive writing, and she creates heartwarming plots driven by strong and engaging characters. This debut novel about Ali and Jericho brings themes of redconciliation and forviveness, set in the wilds of Montana. You will love Jericho and fight with him as he begins to rebuild the life he foolishly left behind years ago. Be prepared for surprises and heartbreak along the way - and don't plan on doing anything else until you've finished this book - It's a page-turner!

  • Julee
    2019-06-19 07:17

    Can Ali Silver forgive Jericho Freed for walking out of her life eight years ago? Can they rediscover the love they once shared? Engaging contemporary Christian fiction set in Big Sky country. Interesting characters, locale and intriguing plot development make this an enjoyable read from Jessica Keller. I look forward to her next offering.

  • Sherry Lyn
    2019-06-20 00:57

    Great book! Like others I found the characters believable & likable! I found it very odd she didn't call the police when things started happening. Can't wait to read more from her! The forgiveness and devotion had me drawn into the book & I couldn't put it down! She wrote the characters very well, and I was intrigued by their love story.

  • Stephanie Roberts
    2019-06-24 02:14

    I loved this book! I am a sucker for a story about a cowboy and this was such a fun read. Suspenseful, meaningful yet lighthearted...So so good! I read it in a day! Couldn't put it down..lots of cool twists and turns.

  • Charity Tinnin
    2019-06-15 03:03

    Love a book that speaks truth to me like Keller's Home For Good. Plus it has a cowboy, a cute kid, & a first love redeemed!

  • Maryanne Litalien
    2019-06-01 06:19

    Loved this story. Easy to read. Full of love, forgiveness and God! Love that man, Jericho!

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-06-18 07:01

    Category: Inspirational Romance