When an article shows up in the news paper about her great-great grandfather, Whitney is determined to clear his name. As she researches the life of Lewis Ingram beginning in 1886, she learns about his sister, Ellen, and his best friend, James Kent. Drawn to Ellen and James’s story, Whitney and a research assistant named Nate continue to dig for the truth even though Whitney fears Lewis was, indeed, evil. As they uncover the mystery, Whitney learns more about herself as well as her relatives.
Spanning two generations, over a hundred years removed from each other, Searching for Home addresses the fear of loneliness and the longing to find a place to belong. Jessica Keller writes from the perspective of Whitney today and both Ellen and James in 1886. The story is woven together seamlessly. The reader learns the answers about Ellen, James, and even Lewis, along with Whitney and Nate. There is some humor in how inept James is at the job that’s been thrust upon him and Ellen’s determination to follow.
A quick, enjoyable read with suspense, romance, a bit of humor, and characters who are flawed but lovable, Searching for Home does not disappoint. I am looking forward to more books in this series and hope to spend time with Whitney (and hopefully James and Ellen) again.
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