When we found home

by Mallery, Susan.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family--blended by surprise, not by choice--and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life.

"Heartwarming...this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama."--Publishers Weekly

Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about.

Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister--Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.

But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn't Malcolm's strong suit...until he learns that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Best-selling romance author Mallery (Sisters like Us, 2018) presents a heartwarming stand-alone novel about a family brought together under unusual circumstances. Alberto, the patriarch of the Carlesso family, is determined to repair the ties that his son cut by abandoning three children in different cities. Alberto has already raised his grandson, Malcolm, and established him at the top of his gourmet-food business, Alberto's Alfresco. Then he tracked down precocious 12-year-old Keira in foster care. Now he's found Callie, a 26-year-old trying to rebuild after a teenage mistake resulted in her serving time in jail and derailing her life. Malcolm is unsure how to be a brother to these vulnerable young women, while, at the same time, he's opening himself up to a relationship with Delaney, a woman who is also dealing with loss and change. Mallery weaves together these stories in a compelling contemporary fairy tale that culminates in a satisfyingly happy ending. Readers will snap up this escapist summer read.--Walker, Aleksandra Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mallery (Sisters like Us) spins a heartwarming but shallow story about people searching for security and love. In present-day Seattle, Delaney Holbrook is trying to move on after losing her fiancé and quitting her job. She turns to Malcolm Carlesso, who's running his family's company and has his own life upheaval in the form of two recently discovered younger sisters, Kiera and Callie. As Malcolm tries to raise Kiera, he's dealing with Callie's past as a convicted felon and her budding romance with his best friend, Santiago Trejo. To top it all off, someone is stealing from his company. Though the characters manage to figure out how to be family, there's so much going on that the issues of the relationships are only surface level. Despite the complexities, this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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Subjects Electronic books.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HQN Books2018.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781488078972
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