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Coming Home [Kindle Edition]

Gwen Kirkwood
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August, 1945.

Victory over Japan has been announced and everyone in Megan Oliphant’s home town in Scotland is celebrating the end of the war.

The boys are 'Coming Home'.

Megan has been waiting desperately for the day when Steven Caraford, the best friend of her older brother, finally returns.

After long correspondence during Steven's time away - and after supporting each other through her brother's death - Megan can only hope her feelings for him are mutual.

Steven has longed for the day when he can return home to Scotland, and – although it will mean long days, little money and no security – his heart’s desire is to have a farm of his own.

But when he sees Megan again, he wonders if he should sacrifice his ambition for a more lucrative career. She is no longer a schoolgirl in plaits - she has grown into a lovely young woman with admirers who could give her far more than he could.

While Megan heads off for college, Steven struggles to build up his new home - and both must try to work out what the other is feeling about their future together.

Will Coming Home be everything Steven had hoped for?

Or will adjusting to life after so long away prove as hard as any of the battles he fought during the war?

‘Coming Home’ is a moving romantic drama about building a new life after the Second World War - and about searching for love, stability and happiness.

'A classic story of love and hope'. - Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of 'Uptown Girl'.

'A gripping read'. - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.

Gwen Kirkwood is the author of sixteen Scottish novels and six shorter romantic novellas, including ‘A Question of Love’. She won the Elizabeth Goudge Trophy, judged by Richard Lee, when it was re-introduced to mark the millennium in 2000. She lives in Scotland.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 700 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (30 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I5VAQVE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story! 6 Aug 2014
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This is a lovely heart-warming tale of two people who have to work extremely hard for what they want in life. The heroine is gentle and unassuming, but very capable and sympathetic. The hero is wonderful, with all the qualities a hero should have and he never takes anything for granted. He is prepared to wait and be patient, and he's always ready to help others in need. You can't help but root for them both and hope they will achieve their goals and dreams, as well as their happy-ever-after. The story vividly brings to life the reality of living through the years after the Second World War, in rural Scotland, with rationing still in force and the hardship suffered by people trying to return to some semblance of normality after everything they’d endured. I found it very touching and loved learning about this period in time – a wonderful story!
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4.0 out of 5 stars About farming folk 7 Aug 2014
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When Steven Caraford is demobbed from the Army in the late 1940s, all he wants to do is to return to his father's farm. Sadly, his half-brother has caused too many difficulties and Steven is forced to take on a government-backed small-holding. In the meantime, childhood friend Megan, is undertaking teacher-training away from home despite wanting her friendship with Steven to deepen. This is very much a family based saga but the characters are all excellently portrayed and totally believable. This is lovely, heart-warming story of farming folk on the Scottish borders. Loved the cover by the way, summed the book up nicely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book 22 Feb 2014
I loved this book, its different in its own way and it looks at the war through a different perspective. the characters are interesting as well as the plot
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2.0 out of 5 stars A book for the older person who likes farming 13 Mar 2014
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I think this book was well written, but unfortunately it lacked pace and interest. Very little happened in the story, although there was some drama at the end. Most of the characters were good, rather too good, and a bit wooden. The bad characters had few redeeming features which made them unbelievable.
The story, set just after the war, gave very accurate accounts of farming methods and animal care, but sounded more like a farmers' manual at times.
I was surprised to find that the author had written other books, as I had assumed it was a first novel.
Read this if you are 75 years or older !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Coming Home 13 April 2014
By marcella - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't remember too much about this book, but it must have been good otherwise I would not have read it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Coming Home 13 April 2014
By Kris - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a really good book. I loved the historical elements as well as the story taking place in another country. It was refreshing. The book is a clean, sweet romance. So true to the struggles of the time and hardships from during the war and after. I would recommend this book to anyone.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good historical novel 24 Mar 2014
By Anna Stein - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a good historical novel. I believe I got it through the romance section, but it is more of a serious work of fiction. Well written, worth the time.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story! 25 Feb 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. It did seem a bit rushed, but then again I was rushing a bit to see what would happen as well. It could use a bit of editing though.
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