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Home by Morning (A Powell Springs Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Alexis Harrington
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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October 1918: En route from New York to Seattle, Jessica Layton stops for a visit in her hometown of Powell Springs, Oregon, and comes face-to-face with Cole Braddock, her first and only love from years ago. Now Jessica is a highly accomplished clinical physician preparing for an exciting new job in Washington, and Cole is a successful horse breeder who is courting her sister Amy. Both are convinced they have moved beyond their youthful passion and the heartbreak it produced; nonetheless, they are grateful that Jessica’s brief visit will leave little opportunity to rehash old wounds. But before Dr. Layton can leave town, Powell Springs is hit hard by the influenza epidemic ravaging the country. With no other doctors available, Jessica must remain in Oregon and tend to her friends and former neighbors. Her work brings her in constant contact with Cole, and with each passing day he finds it harder to convince himself that mild-tempered Amy can fill his heart as Jessica once did. Set against the gritty backdrop of World War I and the epidemic of 1918, Home by Morning is a raw, compelling story of betrayal, heartbreak, and redemption.

About the Author

Alexis Harrington is the award-winning author of a dozen novels, including the international bestseller The Irish Bride. She spent 12 years working for consulting civil engineers before she changed track and became a full-time novelist. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys jewelry making, needlework, embroidery, cooking, and entertaining friends. She lives in her native Pacific Northwest, near the Columbia River, with a variety of pets who do their best to distract her while she is working.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612182054
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (24 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005J61D8I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,793 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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118 of 120 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A WELL WRITTEN STORY 11 Jan 2012
By L. Sims TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Jessica Layton is on her way to Seattle from New York, only taking a break in her trip for a brief visit to her home town of Powell Springs to visit with her sister Amy. The only drawback to this visit is coming into contact again with her first and only love Cole Braddock, who is now courting her sister.
Unfortunately Jessica's plans do not turn out as she had hoped, it is 1918 and the Spanish Flu is ravaging the world and has now arrived and is striking down the inhabitants of the town, and with no doctor she is forced to stay and help out, at least until the new doctor arrives.
This is an extremely well written story, encapsulating the affect of the war and the Spanish flu and it's effect on the people of the small town of Powell Springs in 1918. Amongst all this is the rekindling of the romance between the h/h. The reasons for their split in the first place is a Pivotal part of the plot. It seems another had a hand in their break-up, which neither of them realised. Added is the person who is out to ruin them. Jessica being a doctor at this period in history was not accepted as it is today, and the author depicted very well how predudiced some of the towns people were in their opinion of female doctors. All of the characters were very well drawn, with a very interesting storyline. A very good read which I recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasurable easy read. 22 Dec 2012
By Lili
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Nicely written and a pleasure to read, it is an easy read, just right for the beach. Although it a predictable love story I still quite enjoyed reading this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read 4 Sep 2013
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I think I bought this on the daily deals and have only just got round to reading it on holiday. It was an easy read, interesting story with highs and lows. Not so gripping that I became totally antisocial, but a page-turner none the less.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 29 July 2013
By rita
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bit slow to start and really you worked out the outcome quite quickly but the twists were interesting. Will read the sequel
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well told love story 9 Mar 2012
By Whisky
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If you enjoy a good romance set in difficult times, then this is just up your street.

I thoroughly enjoyed this from beginning to end!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 7 Nov 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, engaging and i fell in love with the characters. A great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice read 3 Aug 2013
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Not a bad read, OK. I know the area, so this was why interested in this book initally and it kept me engrossed
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable 2 Aug 2013
By annie
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I enjoyed this book. It was the first I had read by this author. I am looking forward to reading the follow up book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really good book
Published 15 days ago by jm
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I heard of this book from a friend. I knew I would like it as soon as I had read the first few pages. My daughter borrowed my kindle & she enjoyed it very much too.
Published 2 months ago by annemargaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Really good book. I kept wanting to read it to see what was going to happen. Fantastically written. Good work by Alexis Harrington.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Helena Sunley
5.0 out of 5 stars Home by Morning by Alexis Harrington
This was a delightful historic story. It told a true tale of how life was and all its hardships and woes. For once real life had a happy ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mazda
5.0 out of 5 stars dont have one on home by morning not my kind of book . keri kerin was...
le to get keri Karin 2 cant wait to read it, if its half as good as first one was
Published 8 months ago by pam tonkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Home by morning
A little predictable in places, reminded me of a mills and boon book , but still worth reading , good read
Published 10 months ago by denise hendry
5.0 out of 5 stars lizbar
Very enjoyable read and went on to buy a few more from this auther but not as good good as this one
Published 12 months ago by LIZBAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping story
This book had me gripped from the start with ever new twists and shows how a short visit to a home town can turn into a long stay with old loves and betrayal by her sister making... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Maz63
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Midnight settled over the clinic, a lonely time that, in Jessica’s experience, began the hours that could bring a new life or take one too weary to survive. These were the hours when the rest of the world dreamed in sleep, or wept in the darkness from loneliness or despair or regret. &quote;
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