Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Review: Calling Me Home

How many of you out there read and loved The Help?!?!  

If you were, like me, immediately swept away with the story and characters I urge you with a hot poker to read Calling Me Home!  

The chapters alternate between describing a forbidden love in rural Kentucky in the 1930's and a present day friendship between an unlikely duo.  

Although you may be able to guess at some of the prejudices that Isabella McAllister will face when she chooses to pursue a relationship with a boy that so many believed was all wrong for her, you will be blown away by the twist and turns!  One of my friends said it best, "I hadn't connected the dots 'til the author literally drew the line for me!"  The story of love and heart ache unfolds as eight-nine year old Isabella and her traveling companion, Dorrie, make their way towards Cincinnati for an epic reunion.  

I was blown away by this novel!!  In my opinion, author Julie Kibler wrote a fantastic debut novel and told an amazing story about the devastating ramifications of a forbidden love set during a very sad time in our history. 

If, by chance you have read Calling Me Home, were you as enthralled with it as me?!?  If not, please go read this book!  When you have, come back and let me know what you thought!

Want to join in on the fun?  
Next month we are reading A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. 

I'm linking up my book review with (Jenni, Khala, Samantha & Reneé) for Tuesday Tea!


  1. This book sounds amazing! I am smack dab in the middle of a book right now but I will have to pick this one up next! Thank you for joining us today!

    1. It really was, Samantha! All the gals in my book club loved it and for once... we talked more about the actual book than everything else that was going on in our lives! What are you reading currently? I'm always looking for suggestions!

  2. I haven't read this but I'm a voracious reader and am always posting book reviews and looking for blogs that do the same. Glad you posted this for Tuesday tea!

  3. ayayayaya!! (overly excited bc I'm looking for a new book) I'll have to order this right away!