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Saturday, 19 April 2014

No Place Like Home by DeAnna Holland

No Place Like HomeNo Place Like Home by DeAnna Holland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to start off by saying I really enjoyed this book and theme of the book.

Social care is a huge problem, and a problem within a problem, so for the author to write about it so well, although fiction, took on a big project, as it was getting into some of the emotional baggage that some children are left with.

Jules is now 18 years old, homeless and broke. She doesn't come under the age of 'care' now. The last meeting with her Social Worker leads her into an avenue of 'rescue' its not the norm, and its unofficial.

This is also a great love story. How a girl which much damage, baggage and an emotional past can be helped to heal with the right person.

I loved this story, it made me tingle at times as putting myself into Jules place, must have been very hard for her.

Jake, now what can I say about Jake? Everyone needs a Jake.

*I was given this book as a complimentary to read and give my honest and open opinion, which I feel I have done*

“Whether the system works or it doesn’t, it didn’t work for me…”

Having just aged out of foster care, eighteen-year-old Jules finds herself homeless and broke. Shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she’s sent packing with very little money and very few personal belongings. However, with her social worker’s help, she finds a place that she can call home—temporarily. But growing up in foster care has left her emotionally scarred, and opening up to people and letting them in is not something she ever wants to do again.

Until she meets Jake. The attraction is almost instant, and he is someone she can definitely see herself falling for. But Jules quickly discovers that everything is not always as it seems, and people are rarely who they appear to be. After learning the truth about Jake, she wants nothing more to do with him. But Jake is captivated by Jules—not just because of her mesmerizing hazel eyes, but because she has unwavering strength despite the unfortunate life she’s had—and he’s not letting go that easily. He’s determined to win her heart, and with each passing day he shreds more of her resolve. With Jake’s help, Jules soon discovers that—even though she has spent most of her life parentless and homeless—there’s no place like home…

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