Casey Wells is the daughter of the best baseball pitcher who ever played the game: "Wild" Billy Wells. When Billy dies, she is forced to reexamine his legacy and its effects on her own stalled life. She must face her family and acknowledge her regrets as she returns home for the funeral. Her childhood crush, Ben McDunnough, is attempting to hold onto his coaching job afterCasey Wells is the daughter of the best baseball pitcher who ever played the game: "Wild" Billy Wells. When Billy dies, she is forced to reexamine his legacy and its effects on her own stalled life. She must face her family and acknowledge her regrets as she returns home for the funeral. Her childhood crush, Ben McDunnough, is attempting to hold onto his coaching job after Billy's death. Twenty years before, a terrible injury cost Ben his major league career. Now he risks losing his last connection to the game he loves. While Ben and Casey rediscover dreams they have smothered for nearly twenty years, they find solace in their shared history. Using baseball as a metaphor for glory never quite attained, Casey's Home delves into the moment when these two wounded people choose to greet the future with hope, even as they see the past with new clarity....
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Casey's Home Reviews
This is an intriguing family drama where dark secrets are revealed and childhood illusions are shattered only to find a grown-up view of the people involved in formative events. It takes place in the world of baseball, but it's not about baseball. It's about someone's life's work and their legacy and someone else making a choice as to what hers will be.It's not the sort of book I usually read. I'm not a contemporary fiction kind of girl, but I really enjoyed this book and the characters in it. They seem like real people to me making real choices.
This is about Casey who is the daughter of a well known baseball player Billy wells and this is pretty much what sums up her life. She idolized her father more than anything and once she found out the truth not only did it humanize her father but also her crush Ben. I enjoyed this story and was consumed into her emotional turmoil on being an outsider because she couldn't live up to what she thought was her father expectations. We all experience that but I think she forgot that her empotions are her own and that alot of her feelings were based on her insecurities not on Billy. The characters were definitely relatable and I understoof where she stood on her family and her own life. We are all stuck on some typw of crossroads wondering if we fit in with our lifestyle and what we hope to accomplish. I thought the author summed it up.what I didn't like was the abrupt ending. I kept going and going until I was like what the heck. There really wasn't an ending and I am hoping that the author will continue it if not than I don't know what to say.
3 1/2 stars.
not a bad book. I did enjoy it. it was an easy read but lacked a little something to make it more.