The Homecoming by Dan Walsh is the sequel to The Unfinished Gift, a book I read last Christmas and LOVED. I enjoyed The Homecoming just as much and was excited to ‘catch up’ with the characters I fell in love with in the first book. Both are set during World War II and book two pretty much starts up where the first left off.
It was nice to see the fulfillment of the relationships between Patrick, his father, his grandfather and his social worker (who becomes his nanny), Katherine. Again, as in the first book, the characters became real to me – they are real, three dimensional, and believable. Dan Walsh is expert at transporting the reader to a time in history, setting us down in the midst of a family we feel privileged to know and be a part of.
The book is appropriate for adults and younger readers alike. Both books are something that could be read aloud to your family and enjoyed by all. I’ve become a fan of Dan Walsh and can’t wait for his next book!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available now at your favorite book seller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.