Homecoming Up on the North Yorkshire moors the Hartle family is about to have a life changing year Ann and Joe with than thirty years of marriage and two sons between them are torn between giving up and press

  • Title: Homecoming
  • Author: Susie Steiner
  • ISBN: 9780571297191
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Up on the North Yorkshire moors, the Hartle family is about to have a life changing year Ann and Joe, with than thirty years of marriage and two sons between them, are torn between giving up and pressing on with their struggling farm Max, their older son, is set to inherit the farm and his wife Primrose has news to share, but is he ready for these new responsibilitiUp on the North Yorkshire moors, the Hartle family is about to have a life changing year Ann and Joe, with than thirty years of marriage and two sons between them, are torn between giving up and pressing on with their struggling farm Max, their older son, is set to inherit the farm and his wife Primrose has news to share, but is he ready for these new responsibilities Their younger son, Bartholomew, escaped to the south as soon as he could, building a new life for himself with his girlfriend Ruby But when tragedy strikes he is forced to return home and must come to terms with his past, in order to create a future.Filled with both the joys and losses of ordinary life, Homecoming is a big hearted drama about how a family falls apart and comes back together again from a hugely talented new writer.

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      Published :2019-03-15T02:44:52+00:00

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    1. I'm not sure how much I liked this. It had elements I like, a rural setting, family drama, a few shocks and surprises (although they came along quite a way into the book), but I also had a few issues, especially with the three main male characters, none of whom had many good qualities. The women were treated much better, each showing strength of character when needed. There was also a near obsession with Greggs bakeries.The plot revolves around a Yorkshire sheep farm, run by an older couple, Joe [...]

    2. I found this novel really readable and rather moving. At the heart of it is a love story and you really feel for the characters - They are involving, and though they have flaws, they are warm and sympathetic and you end up routing for them. It's also very funny in places. Would definitely recommend.

    3. I so thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's incredibly funny in places and terribly moving in others. Susie Steiner writes beautifully and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. I would definitely recommend it.

    4. I read this novel because I really enjoyed Steiner's 'Manon Bradshaw' series. I knew that this was a different genre, but I did expect the lively characterisation of the other two books; however, although a few of the characters - Ann, Ruby- did stand out ( In fact, Ruby may have been Manon's precursor ) the three male characters - around whom much of the story revolves - did not convince me at all: I just couldn't root for any of them. However, the rural setting seemed to be well realised, and [...]

    5. I enjoyed Susie Steiner's other book, Missing, Presumed but unfortunately I can't say the same for Homecoming. It really has nothing special to recommend it.

    6. 3 - 4 stars for this novel. I’ve previously enjoyed Susie Steiner especially Manon Bradshaw novels but this one is not the most cheery of reads! It’s principally set in Yorkshire and centres around a sheep farming family - mother Anne, father Joe and sons Max and Bartholomew. The family basically implodes and despite their best efforts the farm has to be sold. The book ends in a more hopeful note and it is thoughtful and thought provoking.

    7. As someone whose only knowledge of farming comes from listening to "The Archers" and "Farming Today", I can't comment on how accurate this novel's depiction of sheep farming in North Yorkshire really is, but it certainly seemed very plausible to me. I enjoyed the unglamorous but homely feel of the novel - I can't remember reading another book where a fairly incidental character says "Do you mind if I use your bathroom?". Nobody in this novel has a glittering career in the media or IT, is amazing [...]

    8. In places this book is so depressing as everyone is in trouble of one sort or another. However, it did keep me reading until late. This is a story of one family of farmers and what many farmers are going through now, with produce prices so low. Many bordering on having to give up. Life of farmers has never been easy, but even more so lately with the demands of the supermarkets. Read this book as her next one Missing, Presumed, is absolutely brilliant.

    9. I was totally immersed in this North Yorkshire farming world - the family dynamics, the joy and heartbreak, and the authentic dialogue and characters. Look forward to her next book!

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