blog tour, books, reviews

Blog Tour: Home – Penny Parkes*

A gripping and heartfelt story about overcoming the past and finding where you belong.

Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter – stepping into other people’s lives – caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. Living vicariously.

But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own – a proper one, filled with family and love and happy memories. If only she knew where to start.

Growing up in foster care, she always envied her friends their secure and carefree lives, their certainty and confidence. And, while those same friends may have become her family of choice, Anna is still stuck in that nomadic cycle, looking for answers, trying to find the courage to put down roots and find a place to call home.

Compelling, rich and evocative, Home is Anna’s journey to discovering that it isn’t where you settle down that matters, but the people you have around you when you do. 

My thoughts: this book was lovely and sad and sweet and made me cry. I loved Anna and just want to give her a hug. Her childhood was heartbreaking and she’s had to be strong and self-reliant. But you need friends, and found family, and a home with your own bookshelves and a pet and places for all your things. I could never live like Anna does, travelling light.

I loved this book so much, it has so much heart, so much tender, bittersweet pain in it and I really think so many people are going to get such a treat when they read it. Just have the tissues on standby.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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