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This was a great, quick read with a great story. I really enjoyed it for the most part. Thank you for sending it to me!
 
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taylorkillpack13 | 7 other reviews | Aug 1, 2022 |
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Sadly this was a DNF for me.
 
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SavannahHendricks | 7 other reviews | Jul 26, 2022 |
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I like this book in general. Human beings are weakened in facing to natural disasters as reflected in this novel. Yet, people continuously change habitats to adapt themselves to the environment. In this book, the successful portrays of characters and sudden change on their livings lay the foundation of how the story develops. I recommend this book because of the strength and endurance of main characters.
 
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Fei999799 | 7 other reviews | Jul 15, 2021 |
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I was so excited to read A Home for the Windswept. I have been obsessed with weather, especially tornadoes, for as long as I can remember. Since I live in Texas, and we get severe weather all the time, it's hard not to have at least some form of respect for nature. The beginning held promise, with me immediately admiring and understanding the plight that Darcy and her family finds themselves in. I too was a young mother that struggled in the beginning, so the connection and empathy was there. Darcy narrates throughout and her thoughts are mirrored by thoughts from my own past, and for the first half of the novel I couldn't put it down...that is until the language got to be too much for me.

Don't get me wrong, I normally do not have a problem with bad language, and can normally block it out, but when the Lord's name is taken in vain over and over, I just cannot handle it. I tried to continue on, thoroughly intrigued with where the plot was taking the story, but it got to a point where I couldn't take the language anymore, making the rest of the book practically unreadable. I gave two stars because if the language would've been toned down I could've seen enjoying this book, and truly hate that I couldn't finish it, though I did skip to the end and read the last few chapters just so I would see where the family ends up. The ending was good, making it even harder for me not to go back and read the last half, but it is what it is.

If language doesn't bother you, then by all means read A Home for the Windswept. I really think you'll like this unique, yet relatable story. The authors writing is pretty great, pulling you into the story quickly, and giving a clear picture of a struggling family that is fighting to find a way out of their dire situation. If you're sensitive to profanity, I would sadly say to give this novel a pass. It's just a little too much.

*I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Black Rose Writing through LibraryThing Early Reviews. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest, and my own.
 
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cflores0420 | 7 other reviews | Jun 8, 2021 |
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A Home for the Windswept by Karri L. Moser is about some life changing moments that are largely based on faith. Faith in family, faith in your life partner, and faith in God. Darcy is a young mother and wife, raising her kids in a small paper mill town when that livelihood comes to an end. The struggle to stay in this town or trust in her husbands moment of clarity and faith in God, to move halfway across the country to begin anew in the unknown weighs heavy on her and her unborn child. These life decisions are hard on everyone but the call to a place that was damaged by recent tornados is an even scarier prospect. I feel the author did a great job describing this type of place and showed us a community that believes in picking yourself up by your bootstraps and working together in faith and love for all.½
 
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reader247 | 7 other reviews | Jun 2, 2021 |
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The story of a young family starting over. I have family that were affected by the closure of the Great Northern Paper Mill which is why I requested this book through the Early Reviewers. I enjoyed Darcy's growth as she figured out what she wanted in life. The characters they meet along their journey are easy to picture and feel like people you could meet in day to day life.
 
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barefeet4 | 7 other reviews | May 27, 2021 |
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MY REVIEW:
A very enjoyable read about a family searching for a new place to call home. An excellent illustration that marriage is a partnership and it sometimes takes time and the need to work on it. The writer has carefully woven into the story the strengths and weaknesses of each character, the trials and tribulations that are experienced by Darcy and Basil’s family, some as a result of both present and past input from both parents and how they overcame their doubts and came out stronger from their experiences.

I was very pleased that I received this book for review and I award it 3+ stars. An electronic copy was provided by the publishers Black Rose Writing.
KINTRA
 
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Kintra | 7 other reviews | May 24, 2021 |
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When trying to think of how to describe this book, my mind keeps going to "eh." It was somewhat entertaining, the writing was good, but it wasn't terribly exciting to me. When writing a story based on a realistic situation such as starting over due to loss of a job, I like there to be some unpredictability, something special, and I felt like this book didn't have that. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but not enough to keep me thinking about getting back to it when I had to get back to life.

I think part of the issue is the wife's tendency to give in. I kept thinking marriage is a partnership, and he's not thinking at all about your feelings! I believe this may have kept me from attaching or investing into the story more, I couldn't relate to the main character. I also had trouble with the husband's sudden call to action - he's drunk and suddenly the move's happening for the reasons he gives (I don't want to spoil if possible), I just don't see it.

If you're looking for something to read to pass the time, and you don't need anything terribly exciting, give this book a chance. If it's hard for you to get through a book, this may be a little slow paced or not deep enough for you. For me, it was okay, but I don't know that I'd go back and read it again.
 
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garbygal | 7 other reviews | May 24, 2021 |
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