Amos by Jessica Marie Holt

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book, for which I’ve given an honest review.

Amos: Book Two in the Homecoming Series by Jessica Marie Holt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

“Where there is life, there is hope.”

Amos made his peace with his wife’s passing long ago, but his post-retirement life is still lonely, and rather monotonous. When the matter of his health gives his daughter ideas about what upcoming changes will be best for him, Amos has a decision to make in Amos by author Jessica Marie Holt.

Just like the story that precedes this one in the Homecoming series, this is an excellent example of how much substance a short story can have. It moves at a contemplative pace, and although the plot could have become too depressing for me, it takes an exciting turn when it needs to.

Something I appreciate about this series so far is the way it illustrates how people can take new risks and embark on new adventures later in life. And, also as I did while reading the previous story, I felt tears come to my eyes twice—once on account of a little heartbreak, and once on account of hope. Gentle triumph, really.

This author has such an ear for these characters, as well as a lovely and polished writing style. I can’t wait to see how this series wraps up.


Here’s my review of the third story in the Homecoming series, Joe.



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