Monday, June 13, 2011

Called Home: Two Hearts Answer by Gloria Schumann

My Review:

(maybe more like 3.5)
My skin is crawling!! Ahh!! Called Home was filled with suspense and mystery!! This was about two adults that had moved away from their hometown but had decided to return for different reasons. David is a mystery author and decides to move back to the small home town after spending some time in NY making a name for himself as a best-selling author.  Emma is an Elementary teacher that moves back home to help her mom pay for the farm and help her out!  These two have interesting ways of meeting and things continue to get more complex as the story progresses.  They find themselves in the middle of a mystery and it'll either tear them apart or push them together.

There were some great things about this story!! The best thing was the romance, the passion and the stolen kisses were just fantastic!! I'm all for a good kissing scene and there was plenty of those in this book to go around.  The plot was pretty unique and I thought I had the ending figured out but I sure was surprised at what enfolded.  I loved the mystery and was really freaked out at times.

The things I didn't like about the book were small but maybe worth mentioning; I got confused a few times as to what perspective and voice we were reading.  One minute you were hearing what Emma was thinking then all of sudden it was David and it was at times a bit hard to follow but really didn't distract from the story because I did understand what was going on. 

I also struggled with liking Emma but she really grew on me as the story progressed.  At first I just wanted her to stop being so stubborn but then I felt like she was learning to lean on others as time went on and I really did enjoy her change of attitude.

I really enjoyed the character David; he was dreamy in the sense that he was buff and extremely handsome but also put a lot of value in his family and he loved to look out for his neighbors and help Emma deal with her past and her current problems.

Those that like to read my reviews to find out whether a book is clean or not should know that I feel this is a pretty clean book. There are a lot of kissing scenes, but they are done tastefully and there is no sex, which is great.  I also have a lot of readers that read Christian only and I wanted to express that this is not a Christian romance but just a clean romance.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for my personal and honest review.  All opinions are my own!

Book Blurb:

Emma Benson's view of life was crafted by the death of her brother as a child, abandonment by her father and later, the man she trusted she would marry, until David Schlosser-back in town after years in New York writing best-selling novels-threatens her neatly tended life. Romance blooms. Emma and David eventually persevere in the face of tragedy, refusing to leave their dreams behind. 

Buy Called Home: Two Hearts Answer!


  1. Thanks so much for posting a review on this book.
    It sounds wonderful, and I plan on reading it soon.
    ( I found your blog link on goodreads ) =)
    Take care!

  2. Good review on the book. Thanks for the disclosures. It sounds like a pretty good read.