Official Review: A Home from Home by Susan Barrett

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Re: Official Review: A Home from Home by Susan Barrett

Post by Momiji1987 » 26 Nov 2017, 21:43

My grandmother's name was Edith, so I may have to download for that reason only. It sounds like a cute story.

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Post by Mwanaidi » 26 Nov 2017, 21:47

A mystery and a heartwarming tale all rolled in one, love your review . this sounds like one of those light reads when one doesn't want to think too much

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Post by Bluecobia » 26 Nov 2017, 21:52

Sounds like a good book but I don't think I am really excited about reading it.

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Post by Quinto » 26 Nov 2017, 22:00

I like books on interrelationships among close friends, usually for the humour. I like this one which goes beyond as it describes some of the resident's past.

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Post by k2rugman » 26 Nov 2017, 22:00

Sounds interesting, could be one I would enjoy!

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Post by kwahu » 26 Nov 2017, 22:18

It sure sounds like an engaging story; I however don't think whether I would enjoy reading on such context.

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Post by Salsabila » 26 Nov 2017, 22:20

A thief in the nursing home. The novel brings about some spice to Edith's old age making you realise that life shall continue to be full of surprises no matter who or what age you are. Great review.

-- 26 Nov 2017, 22:20 --

A thief in the nursing home. The novel brings about some spice to Edith's old age making you realise that life shall continue to be full of surprises no matter who or what age you are. Great review.

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Post by Linnea Tanner » 26 Nov 2017, 22:21

Thank you for providing a review of A Home from Home by Susan Barrett. It sounds like a poignant story about the various characters at Stoneycrest, the expense nursing home in London. What intrigues me about the book are the humorous anecdotes in the nursing home, and the reminiscence of the various characters and their finding meaning in their relationships.

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Post by Lyssamay1989 » 26 Nov 2017, 22:40

Thank you for the in-depth review! I feel like I would be able to personally relate to this novel at times because I work in a nursing home. The tone of this review gives me the feeling that this is a casual read, which can be a welcome change of pace.

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Post by Gods Monkey » 26 Nov 2017, 22:49

If this kind of book was the kind of book I liked I would read it based on this review. Insight into how elderly folks in a nursing home are feeling or their lives previous to living in a home would be fascinating.

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Post by mumoscar » 26 Nov 2017, 22:57

The book is based on a brilliant idea and sounds interesting.

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Post by Phikim » 26 Nov 2017, 22:58

Thanks for the generous review. The story is descriptive with infinite degree of fascination. Moral about the story; buying property because you can afford and not because you need them is not wise.

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Post by Lildivadesi » 26 Nov 2017, 23:03

I just downloaded this book after getting the email about receiving it for free. I knew nothing about it, but a free book is also worth taking a chance on. After reading through your review I am excited to read it. This is nowhere near the normal genre of books I read, as I often read mysteries, young adult novels, true crime novels and often other nonfiction, including biographies. I am looking forward to a different type of book to read, and the fact that it is a shorter one makes it even better as I often have a hard time getting through longer ones if it isn't a topic that I am deeply interested in. The plot seem to be interesting so I will have to start reading this soon so that I can decide myself what I think of it.

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Post by Afuglsan » 26 Nov 2017, 23:17

I read the sample, but I just didn't get into it. The author writes how characters would think, so I though the flow was pretty choppy.

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Post by Soulimpression » 26 Nov 2017, 23:17

Interesting. I don’t think I’ve read a book that takes place in a nursing home before. I like that it moves quickly and is humorous. Thanks for the great review!

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