Arriving on Earth, Kerana meets Eli at school. He is an ordinary human, with a father suffering from alcoholism, and a past that threatens to ruin his life. A star scholarship lacrosse player, Eli has to forget his true passion and live in a shell that doesn’t let anyone in. Until he meets Kerana. They find themselves intertwined in a connection that neither can quite explain. When this connection puts the two of them in danger, they find comfort and protection from each other. When Eli discovers that there is more to Kerana than just her stunning looks and grace, the Eldurians and their home planet of Eden may not remain a secret for very long.
My Thoughts/ReviewWhat an amazing debut by Kate! It wasn’t a huge action story or even a big romance one, but there was such a plain spiritual message that makes this novel very unique and special!
I really enjoyed the way the story started off and how Kerana and Eli were introduced. They both have such a different background and history, but are both equally fascinating in their own way.
Eden (the place where Kerana is from) sounds so beautiful! Probably one of my favorite parts of the story itself is experiencing it through Eli’s eyes since he’s a human. The Eldurians even sound amazing, but their homeland even more so.
I could go on and on about the Gospel message that is presented through Homecoming, but it would take so long to write! However I will say that I was very moved and even in awe of the simple truths that are spoken.
I highly recommend this novel to anyone who is in need of a story that reveals God’s desire in having a personal relationship with us. Kate shows the reality of having to trust God as well as why where here despite hardships or other doubts that we face in life. Plus the romance was very sweet as well!
I am giving Homecoming by Kate Hasbrouck a 4.5 stars rather than 5 stars, but only because I felt there were a few places that lagged.
*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*
About the Author
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