The word “Home” conjures up different images for all of us. For me, when someone says “home,” I think of faith, family, friends … food. 😊 To me, the word conveys warmth, happiness, love, stability, a place where people accept me for who I am, and I don’t have to wear any masks. But, as is shown in PLACE CALLED HOME, not all have the same feeling or experiences.
To my hero, Nate Brooks, “home” has a few different meanings. He grew up in a loving home, but he’s itching to hit the road in his skoolie, a renovated school bus. His idea of home is traveling around the country, seeing God’s amazing creation!
But then there’s my heroine, Tessa Chanson. She grew up traveling across the country and just wants a stable home. She wants the house with a wide front porch and a white picket fence so much that she makes a wrong choice and ends up with an emotional abuser. Suddenly, “home” takes on an entirely different meaning for her.
PLACE CALLED HOME is about Tessa’s journey to discover where Home really is, and Nate plays a very large role in her finding that true Home.
What does the word “Home” mean to you?
About PLACE CALLED HOME ~
All she wants is a settled place to call home.
He can’t wait to make home a life-long road trip.
All Tessa Chanson ever wanted was a stable place to call home. She thought she’d found that when she moved in with Jared—until his home became her prison. When his control escalates, the only answer is to escape—an escape that’s hampered when she falls and fractures her ankle.
While building his graphic design company, Nate Brooks is focused on the future he’s dreamed of: traveling around the country from the comfort of his renovated school bus. But when he picks up a wounded, mysterious hitchhiker, those well-laid plans take a backseat to protecting her.
Hobbled by her injury, Tessa fears she’ll never find freedom. Or has she found it with the family who graciously opens their home to her? And will Nate’s protection put his family—and his heart—at risk?
PLACE CALLED HOME is Book 11 of “The Potter’s House Books,” stories of love, hope, redemption, and second chances.
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About Brenda S. Anderson ~
Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 31 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.
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