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  1. Lex Kent Lex Kent says:

    I have had such an up and down reader relationship with Levig I disliked Threads of the Heart, loved Embracing the Dawn, and was blah about Into Thin Air I had my fingers crossed I would be going back up with this book I m happy to say this was a good read I did not love it like Embracing the Dawn, but this is definitely Levig s second best book.I was very impressed by the slower pace of this book This is a story about two women dealing with a tragic life altering event This book would not I have had such an up and down reader relationship with Levig I disliked Threads of the Heart, loved Embracing the Dawn, and was blah about Into Thin Air I had my fingers crossed I would be going back up with this book I m happy to say this was a good read I did not love it like Embracing the Dawn, but this is definitely Levig s second best book.I was very impressed by the slower pace of this book This is a story about two women dealing with a tragic life altering event This book would not have worked it Levig went the insta love way The romance is slow moving I would almost call thisof a drama than a romance The two characters connectedbecause of shared pain, but it still realistically bonded them anyway It may not be the healthiest way to start a relationship, but I bought it and wanted them to be together And when they did come together it was pretty steamy All the sex scenes were really well done.The two mains in this story are teachers I really enjoyed those aspects of the book I liked all the scenes with the high school kids, and am always impressed when an author can make day to day jobs interesting Also the setting of the small town just worked for me.I had one big problem with this book, and that was the end I really was thinking hard that I would be giving this book 5 stars, but then the end happened All through this book there wasn t any forced angst It was angst that came from their shared trauma and it just made sense, until Levig decided to change that right near the end And the actually ending wrapped up in like 4 pages So frustrating Everything else about this book worked for me Well that s how my final rating became 4 stars.Even with that one pet peeve complaint, I would recommend this to drama romance fans As I said above this is definitely Levig s second best book and well worth the read I m just bummed because it was almost great An ARC was given to me by BSB, for a honest review.


  2. Joc Joc says:

    Book received from Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest reviewNot an easy read by a long shot but the story is compelling and the characters drew me in Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after her marriage ends knowing that many of the issues that contributed to the breakdown can only be resolved by facing her past She gets a substitute teaching job at her old high school only to come face to face with Coach Dakota Scott, not only her childhood crush but also the person partly res Book received from Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest reviewNot an easy read by a long shot but the story is compelling and the characters drew me in Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after her marriage ends knowing that many of the issues that contributed to the breakdown can only be resolved by facing her past She gets a substitute teaching job at her old high school only to come face to face with Coach Dakota Scott, not only her childhood crush but also the person partly responsible for her leaving Dakota has weathered what people have whispered about her, but she herself will never forget.Both characters are older women who know that so many of their questions can only be answered by each other at the risk of delving into a can of worms Added to which is their attraction for each other complicating things further Jessie and Dakota are likeable, which always makes readingenjoyable for me, with forgivable human failings Leavig builds the tension, reveals a bit, releases the chokehold and then tightens it up again It was easy to become invested in their lives and impossible to let go until the end Fortunately there are some wonderfully gentle moments and lots of steamy scenes to lighten the tension There is also a lovely background story dealing with their students that adds to the fullness of the tale Great read 4.5 stars rounded up


  3. Corporate Slave Corporate Slave says:

    Oh I fell in love with this one It s been a while since I ve such unbelievable chemistry between the 2 main characters


  4. Tara Tara says:

    A Heart to Call Home is beautifully written It has so much angst and tension that works well alongside the chemistry and pull between Jessie and Dakota Even though I knew it s a romance and that they would have a happily ever after, their crisis still brought tears to my eyes which NEVER happens I adored how their story ended and I would love to seeof these characters in a follow up short story or something.Full review A Heart to Call Home is beautifully written It has so much angst and tension that works well alongside the chemistry and pull between Jessie and Dakota Even though I knew it s a romance and that they would have a happily ever after, their crisis still brought tears to my eyes which NEVER happens I adored how their story ended and I would love to seeof these characters in a follow up short story or something.Full review


  5. Tiff Tiff says:

    Jeannie Levig knows how to develop a character She weaves her story around her protagonists and draws you right into the amazingness of her stories I m never sure where I am going to go, what I ll read and I can never predict the ending Levig keeps me guessing throughout the whole book and I love her for it Romance tends to follow formulas, that s just how it goes in this genre, but Levig definitely doesn t play by the rule and loves to add a curveball here and there My goodness, I adore th Jeannie Levig knows how to develop a character She weaves her story around her protagonists and draws you right into the amazingness of her stories I m never sure where I am going to go, what I ll read and I can never predict the ending Levig keeps me guessing throughout the whole book and I love her for it Romance tends to follow formulas, that s just how it goes in this genre, but Levig definitely doesn t play by the rule and loves to add a curveball here and there My goodness, I adore that about her writing Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after spending two decades away The ending of her marriage forces her to accept that she needs to go back and face the demons of her childhood Jessie accepts a temporary teaching position at the local high school She has all but accepted the fate that she will have to face her former crush and the source of a lot of pain, Coach Dakota Scott Dakota comes from the wealthiest family in the town Townspeople believe the Scott s are above the rest and their money can buy them out of anything, even murder Yeah, the plot thickens What most people don t know is that it s not all it s cracked up to be a Scott Most folks don t know that the Scott matriarch, Dakota s mother, has schizophrenia This fact has leftscars than anyone can ever imagine and holds a key to what happened on that dark night that forever changed the lived of both Dakota and Jessie Dakota and Jessie face each other, bringing old wounds to the forefront They both know that that night permanently altered the course of their lives and forever changed them Delving into the past and accepting the repercussions are the only way either of them can move forward Add to it that they are both outrageously attracted to each other and you add a whole added dimension to their story This is a fantastic story of human emotions, failed pasts and love conquers all Levig does it again, bringing you an amazing story that grips you to the very last page You cannot go wrong with this one 4.25 stars


  6. Rosi Rosi says:

    It is difficult for me to make a review of this book without spoil some important parts of the story, so I ll stick to the feelings it has brought to me This has been a tear jerking, breathtaking at times, soulful, emotional story that it has been hard for me to stop reading The story may not be completely original, the subject may have been read in other books, but in this case it has some aspects that make itinteresting from my point of view The main aspect for this has been that the It is difficult for me to make a review of this book without spoil some important parts of the story, so I ll stick to the feelings it has brought to me This has been a tear jerking, breathtaking at times, soulful, emotional story that it has been hard for me to stop reading The story may not be completely original, the subject may have been read in other books, but in this case it has some aspects that make itinteresting from my point of view The main aspect for this has been that the drama that underlies due to past events has not been augmented by the discoveries and confessions of today That would have been too dramatic So we are talking about a drama, yes, butabout the relationship between two women united by a past that has been following them to the present and that with their relationship they try to leave behind.Both women are willing to face the facts, the truths, the feelings provoked by the tragedy that happened to them in the past Once they discover who they are for each other, basically the discovering is for Dakota no so much for Jessie, they do not hide or try to deceive one another or themselves And when, in spite of everything, they let their attraction flow, they do not do it half way either.So the book exposes a relationship open hearted, not expected or sought after and at times not wanted by both protagonists, but inevitable in the end.My only complaint, an epilogue would have been well received But this has been a really great book that I recomend very much reading


  7. MJS MJS says:

    ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I m not really sure how I feel about this one It s another book I tried on my find new authors kick It s very well written and the characters are somewhat well fleshed out I say somewhat because most of the character development and the plot focuses on the tragedy that defines both characters Jessie and Dakota s lives have both been marked by a pivotal event and they are drawn to each other both because of and in spite of it ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I m not really sure how I feel about this one It s another book I tried on my find new authors kick It s very well written and the characters are somewhat well fleshed out I say somewhat because most of the character development and the plot focuses on the tragedy that defines both characters Jessie and Dakota s lives have both been marked by a pivotal event and they are drawn to each other both because of and in spite of it I was conflicted throughout the story though, because the romance seemedlike a very drawn out therapy session at times than two people falling for each other It seemed like every conversation they had revolved around either their students, the shared incident, or their crappy childhoods There were very few conversations between them about other interests, other events, other people I did like the sub plot with the students, and how Dakota ended up redeeming herself there, although Jackie did come of a little like a paragon of virtue As for the romance itself, Jessie had always crushed on Dakota, and I sort of felt it was still what drove her attraction in the present Dakota s family was another issue for me, the youngest sister is introduced early then barely features, her brother s living situation was intriguing, but not really explained It just felt like threads that weren t really connected to anything I did like that this book touches on topics that you don t often read about in lesfic, but I felt like there was too much depressing stuff Between the two of them they d experienced some truly awful stuff, and it just felt like maybe they were together because they were the only ones who could understand that I felt like they were brought together by painthan love, and I wasn t convinced that they would be able to just put everything behind them after the big reveal, but that might just be me The story is well written though, and the characters were compelling, so I would try another book by this author, I ll aim for one with less angsty topics though If anyone wants to recommend one, feel free


  8. Pippa D Pippa D says:

    4 4.5 starsTwo women cindered by grief and guilt find romance when they deal with their past.Dakota Scott has been trying to avoid her painful past Privilege and wealth haven t protected her from a mother with a mental illness, and a fatal accident when she was a teenager The small town gossip is still rife, even though she is now a coach at the local high school Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown to reconnect with her remaining family After losing so many of them when she was younger, th 4 4.5 starsTwo women cindered by grief and guilt find romance when they deal with their past.Dakota Scott has been trying to avoid her painful past Privilege and wealth haven t protected her from a mother with a mental illness, and a fatal accident when she was a teenager The small town gossip is still rife, even though she is now a coach at the local high school Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown to reconnect with her remaining family After losing so many of them when she was younger, the grief is still present She knows she has to come home to face her past, but can she face the person to blame for so much pain And if Dakota is to blame, how does Jessie reconcile her intense attraction to her This is a well written romance by Levig The two main characters show some depth and resilience in the face of their own personal tragedies, and find a way to be open with themselves and each other It s interesting to see how drama can be written coming from a place of pain from the past, rather than miscommunication, or deliberate misdirection from a character It seemsauthentic to have the tension developed from the characters past, and I liked itas a result.Levig also generated quite a bit of heat between the two main characters, and that made sense in the connection they had, as a driver to resolve some of theemotional issues between them It was interesting to see attraction as a driver to emotional resolution so clearly written.The setting was a high school, and Levig wrote the minor characters well Some were drawn better than others, but they worked to push the plot along and give the main characters a setting within which to interact I really enjoyed this I think this is a better book than some of her previous novels, and I will be reading it again.Advanced reading copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review


  9. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    This book was EVERYTHING Another new author for me it definitely will be the first of many books I hope to read by this author because she s fantastic Jessie returns home after years away, to reconnect with the only family she has left, and to heal old wounds She takes a job as a supply teacher at the local high school where she runs into Dakota, once her pre teen crush and now a gym teacher at the same school Dakota has been living with the weight of a tragedy, followed by years of small This book was EVERYTHING Another new author for me it definitely will be the first of many books I hope to read by this author because she s fantastic Jessie returns home after years away, to reconnect with the only family she has left, and to heal old wounds She takes a job as a supply teacher at the local high school where she runs into Dakota, once her pre teen crush and now a gym teacher at the same school Dakota has been living with the weight of a tragedy, followed by years of small town gossip When she meets Jessie, she believes that she has a fresh start with a woman who is new to town, and who doesn t know her history But Jessie is only too familiar with that tragedy Will the two women be able to let go of that pain Will their attraction and their feelings for each other be stronger than the pain I loved every single detail in this book I loved the small town vibes I loved Dakota s family I loved Jessie s relationship with Curtis I loved Jessie working with the kids at school So many feel good, warm fuzzies But all that sweetness was perfectly balanced with a healthy dose of angst My favourite combination Jessie and Dakota deal with a lot of old hurt and open wounds The author handled it really well, with compassion, and it was well crafted to show the evolution of their relationship and with the two ladies finally battling and winning against their inner demons My god, the sex scenes were brilliant, intimate, and emotional The combination of raw emotion and grief and new attraction and old attraction just set them on fire This book made my cheeks hurt from smiling and my heart hurt for the pain Dakota and Jessie went through All around excellent story and brilliant story telling I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  10. Gaby LezReviewBooks Gaby LezReviewBooks says:

    A terrible tragedy left teenagers Dakota Scott and Jessie Weldon in opposite sides of a family feud But after meeting again as adults they are both unable to deny their mutual attraction Can they explore their feelings further or accept that their past history is an insurmountable obstacle This book s main premise is a difficult starting point for a romance Can love be built over the flimsy foundations of pain and mistrust, even when events happened many years ago In A heart to call home s A terrible tragedy left teenagers Dakota Scott and Jessie Weldon in opposite sides of a family feud But after meeting again as adults they are both unable to deny their mutual attraction Can they explore their feelings further or accept that their past history is an insurmountable obstacle This book s main premise is a difficult starting point for a romance Can love be built over the flimsy foundations of pain and mistrust, even when events happened many years ago In A heart to call home somehow Ms Levig does the trick As Dakota and Jessie get to know each other, they also discover things about themselves which change them profoundly The main characters embark on a soul searching journey which is moving, poignant and sometimes heart breaking The reader joins this emotional rollercoaster suffering and enjoying along with the characters It is one hell of a ride My only issue about this book is that the ending seems too abrupt and would have benefited from a bitdevelopment Despite this, it is a very recommendable read.Overall, an emotional, compelling romance 4.5 starsARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.See all my reviews at www.lezreviewbooks.wordpress.com


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A Heart to Call Home [Epub] ➢ A Heart to Call Home ➣ Jeannie Levig – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Dakota Scott has spent her entire adult life trying to outrun her past, but even the privilege and reputation her family name affords her haven t helped her forget Her mother s mental illness and the Dakota Scott has spent her to Call MOBI í entire adult life trying to outrun her past, but even the privilege and reputation her family name affords her haven t helped her forget Her mother s mental illness and the memory of the night that haunts her from so long ago won t release her When the one woman with A Heart PDF \ the power to set her free shows up, Dakota is drawn to her, but she is a painful reminder of everything Dakota has been trying desperately to escape When Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after thirty years of avoiding it, she knows she has demons to face and a conflicted past to resolve, but she has Heart to Call PDF/EPUB ¿ no idea love awaits her Can she give her heart to Dakota with the tragic past that lies between them Cover Artist Tammy SedickGenres Contemporary Romance.

  • ebook
  • 257 pages
  • A Heart to Call Home
  • Jeannie Levig
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 1635550602

About the Author: Jeannie Levig

Jeannie Levig is an award to Call MOBI í winning author of lesbian fiction and a proud and happy member of the Bold Strokes Books family Her debut novel,Threads of the Heart, won the Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie Award in the Debut Author category and was a finalist in the Rainbow Awards Her second novel, Embracing the A Heart PDF \ Dawn, won a Rainbow Award in the Traditional Contemporary Romance category, and her third, a romantic intrigue entitled Into Thin Air, was released in January of She is currently working on her forth novel, a contemporary romance entitled A Heart to Call HomeJeannie loves writing, reading, movies, her dog Dexter and lives in Central California Her Heart to Call PDF/EPUB ¿ books can be ordered at Bold Strokes Books Website and you can visit her webpage at Stop by and say hello.