A Place To Call Home
By Merrillee Whren
Back of the Book:
After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back.
Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn’t what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt’s claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should.
Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?
BOOKS IN THE FRONT PORCH PROMISES SERIES
1. A Place to Call Home
2. A Love to Call Mine
3. A Family to Call Ours
Each book stands alone, but the stories are connected through setting or characters.
Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty- plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Website and signup for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.
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Kurt was wrongly accused of a crime that he did not commit. Anyone thinking he could kill his wife was absurd but he’d gone to jail for 6 years because the evidence pointed to him. He lost everything: his wife, his career, his life but most of all their two precious children that he hadn’t seen since they were infants.
Kurt met Steve who believed him, supported him and helped him find his way back to God. Now Kurt was out and trying to rebuild his life after the stigma that followed him. He wasn’t sure where to start but it seemed completing renovations for Molly was as good a place as any.
Molly needed to get this project done. She needed a new focus in life after losing her abusive husband. She wanted to give other women, like her, hope. She wanted a safe place where women could restart their lives. This renovation project meant everything to her. She only needed the right man for the job… only she wasn’t sure with Kurt’s past that he was it. His work speaks volumes but what about his temper? I mean, he killed his wife?! Or did he? Molly wasn’t sure what the answer to this was but she was sure to find out in time.
Honestly, Kurt’s story made me think of my husband. Like Kurt, his past follows him and he has to deal with that every day. He has had to start over and rebuild from who he was to who he is today. The characters in this story truly hit home. Molly, the kindhearted but scared to love widow. Kurt, misunderstood, hurting, blamed for things he had no control over, just wanting to find love and his family and rebuild his life. Their love creates a beautiful story that Marrillee Whren goes far beyond normal expectations to share. A love story as beautiful and timeless as ever.