Linda’ Book Obsession Reviews ‘Going Home” by Judith Keim
Judith Keim, Author of “Going Home” has written a captivating, emotional, intriguing, suspenseful, and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The story takes place in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The locations in this story are Ohio, San Francisco, and Willamette Valley Oregon. I love the way the author vividly describes the landscape and architecture. The author describes her colorful characters as complex, complicated, hardworking, and mostly likable.
Lettie leaves Foster Care at age 18 and is hungry and in need of a job. Luckily a very compassionate man, Kenton Chandler, offers her not only a sandwich but the opportunity to go to Oregon, wine country and work in an inn. When Letty sees the gorgeous land, she feels she is at peace and is home. Lettie meets another worker and friend of Kenton’s, Rafe Lopez, and the three of them hang out.
Kenton’s father likes Lettie and introduces her to grapes and wine-tasting. Lettie finds she has more responsibility in the Inn and with the grapes and wine.
In this wonderful story, there are twists and turns, and ups and downs. This is a story about making a home, family, friends, love, and hope. There is life, death, love, and loss. There are some Kleenex moments. I highly recommend this thought-provoking novel.