November 1, 2023


"If you old enough to make grown-up decisions, you old enough to deal with the aftermath." ~ 4%

The setting is Georgia, 1962. Rose Perkins Bourdon returns home without her husband and pregnant with another man's baby. Tragedy strikes her husband in the war. Forced to figure out the rest of her life, Rose finds herself increasingly involved in the Civil Rights Movement. She meets Isaac, whose activism stirs her growth in becoming the woman she always dreamed of being.

Homeward is an emotional story about troubled times of the past. It is a tale of healing but unfortunately, the main character was annoying. She whined about any and everything. Bad things happen to good people; that doesn't mean whine whenever things don't go great. For this reason, it made reading difficult. I just wanted to shake Rose through the pages!

On the flip side, Homeward has a romantic side that helped save the novel. There's just something about a Southern historical novel that tickles my fancy. So I recommend it to Bookhearts.

Homeward is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins. ~LiteraryMarie

Title: Homeward
Author: Angela Jackson-Brown
Published: October 2023
Pages: 416
Edition: Galley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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