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The Homecoming

ROSEHOWARD_HOMECOMINGMaddy fled the idyllic market town of Havenbury Magna three years ago, the scene of a traumatic incident she revisits most clearly in her dreams. Even so, when she is called back to help at the Havenbury Arms when her godfather Patrick suffers a heart attack, she is unprepared for the welter of emotions her return provokes.
Psychologist and ex-army officer Ben is sure he can help Maddy to resolve her fears, until he finds himself falling for her, and struggling with a recently uncovered family secret of which Maddy is blissfully unaware.
Then Maddy’s mother, Helen, arrives and Patrick himself must confront a few uncomfortable truths about his history and the pub’s future.
The Homecoming is page-turning escapism at its best, and the start of an exciting new series


“Howard introduces a substantial cast of characters with ease and successfully juggles the various narrative threads … This successful entry bodes well for the series.” – Publisher’s Weekly “Howard knits a cozy small-town setting with a cast of memorable characters, snappy dialogue, and occasionally dark undertones that keep the book from veering too far towards the saccharine … Fans of cozy settings, feel-good story lines, and a dash of romance will be eager to read whatever Howard has planned next for Havenbury’s inhabitants.” – Booklist “An enjoyable and aspirational romance – and who doesn’t need some escapism these days?” – Sussex Life “Women’s fiction at its absolute finest… So well written and mature. Rosie Howard’s prose style is effortless to read… Rosie Howard provides a wonderfully warm and engaging main story which is brilliantly entertaining escapist reading with lovely romance and self-discovery at its heart.” – Linda’s Book Bag “This book had so much depth to it, with very well developed characters and storylines.” – Shaz’s Book Blog “A delightful depiction of English village life… A light and easy style and with a lovely contemporary feel.” – Jaffa Reads Too “A nice jaunty novel with a serious undertone… What stands out for me is the lovely appeal of Havenbury Magna itself and the writing which evokes it.” – The Book Trail “The Homecoming is mesmerizing, compelling and very romantic. I highly recommend this delightful book. If you love romantic stories set in small towns about family, friendships and secrets you should definitely read The Homecoming.” – With Love For Books “The Homecoming is a gentle and relatable story that’s evocative of rural town life. A perfect feel-good read for lazy weekends.” – Culturefly “A really enjoyable easy read and a promising start to the beginning of a series.” – Broadbean’s Books

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