Close to Home by Pamela Cook
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: paperback copy courtesy of publisher
I have really enjoyed reading outback romances as they usually involve animals and nature. In a way, this is like a sea-change or tree-change vicariously through these characters. The sounds and smell of the train fade away and I’ll be in the wide open spaces of the Australian outback. If you’ve not tried any outback romances yet, I’d recommend it. This is also my first Pamela Cook and I’m keen to check out her other 2 books.
I found Close to Home a little bit like one of those science thrillers (deadly disease etc) with a full dose of romance set in my own backyard. I can’t say that it’s as suspenseful as a thriller as it’s not meant to be one but it does give the story a bit of an edge which I’ve appreciated.
Close to Home is an enchanting tale of love and forgiveness. Amidst the threat of an outbreak of a contagious disease, a reunion of family and meetings of new friends will see them working together to fight for the wellbeing of the small hometown. A dark past is overshadowing the present but with acceptance, forgiveness, and an open heart, the future doesn’t have to be just as dark.
A lovely and engaging read in which time will fly pleasantly unnoticed. An easy book to get into and it warms the cockles of one’s heart.
Thanks to Hachette Australia via The Reading Room for copy of book in exchange of honest review