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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Candida Hopper

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December
By Jane Suen

This story picks up a few months after Flowers in December end, and takes us further into Conners journey after his mom’s passing. He is trying to honor his mom’s memory by going back home. There is hope, forgiveness, new and old friends. This is a sweet story and I loved it even more than the first one. The author does a great job pulling you into the story and making you feel all the emotions the characters are experiencing right along with them. Even though this is a short quick read it’s definitely full of emotion and an all around wonderful book. I highly recommend this book.

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Tracy Wilkin

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December is written by Jane Suen. It is a fitting follow on from Flowers in December, and another great and riveting story.

Coming Home is a magical story of Connor and Mary Ann, Alana and Dottie. Loss, sadness, hopelessness all feature in their story. But love is a funny little creature. You find it the oddest of places, when you least expect it. Each character has there load to carry, and the author pens it out intriguingly and smartly. A great story to disappear into, with a cast that is easy to like, frustrating at times, always giving more to their audience. A quality story that just kept getting better. 4 stars.

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Sue Kemp

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December
By Jane Suen

Coming home is the heart-warming sequel to Flowers in December, Now I wouldn’t read Coming Home until you have read Flowers in December or you probably won’t be able to follow the sequel and you will miss out on loads of information. Some of the characters from Flower in December are also in Coming Home. Just like the first book this one is also a short read, but you will not want for anything story wise. This book has multiple points of views which to me makes the storyline even better. If you are looking for a new author, I really do recommend you pick up Jane’s books you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Jane, for yet another heart wrenching story I LOVED Flowers in December and Coming Home equally.

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers In December by Jane Suen – Review By Felicia Bates

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coming Home
Jane Suen
5 out of 5 stars

  1. I feel like all of my reviews on Jane Suen’s writing are always the same. Jane Suen is a captivating storyteller with a voice that is soft and almost poetic to me. There has never been a piece of writing that I’ve read by this author and didn’t love, despite them all being so different.
    Until reading Coming Home, I thought Flowers in December was my favorite. This book exceeded all of my expectations! I loved being reunited
    with characters from the first book and seeing where life has taken Connor and Tom!
    As always, I’ll be keeping an eye out for more form Jane Suen.
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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Bahm

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home, by Jane Suen, is the second book in the Flowers in December series. This book continues Connor’s story as he moves beyond the death of his mother. The author has done a remarkable job of including so much emotional attributes within this short story, similar to the rawness that was experienced in the first book, yet at the same time it felt more defined. The holiday dynamic adding more depth to this novella along with the hope of what many hope to accomplish over the holidays – forgiveness, renewal and the hope of something more. Jane Suen is a talented author and her talent continues to grow with each additional book that is written.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Sarah Oakes

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about moving on. Connor Norton returns to his home town after grieving for the death of his mother. Whilst there, he bumps into Mary Ann, hoping to resume their friendship from the previous novel. But too much time has passed and she is moving on with her life. Can he move on with his life too?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Connor dealing with his grief but still kind underneath or Mary Ann doing what she loves but standing up for herself. Great cast of supporting characters like the supportive Norma or the old friend Alana. I loved the sweet bubbly nature of Ron and his enthusiasm for nature was a lovely touch. Connor’s grief was beautifully written, as he remembers Christmases with her in sweet reminiscences that hit him from nowhere, emotive and sad and sweet.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the Christmas feel of the town with its string lights and trees full of life and people. Or the sense of the small town with its little shops and streets where everyone knows each other and where things are the same even after years away which was perfectly written. Or the little coffee shop with its colourful decorations of red and green and ivy and holly bright and jolly in vivid colours, beautifully written.
I also liked the use of dates in the chapter titles, which was a great addition to fuel the Christmas feel of the novel and time passing and also helping with the backstory of Alana for the flashbacks to work well with the narrative of the present. Overall, a wonderful read and I would give it five stars.

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home: the sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen is a story of one man who after the death of his mother is learning to deal with his grief. In order to pull himself out of his funk he has decided to leave his old life behind and start a new where he grew up. With old friends and new he celebrates the season of his first christmas without his mother. It is a very quick but emotional read. Jane is a master at never doing what you think should be and always leaves me a little frustrated. But having said that she always writes from the heart and that is infused within her words in her stories.

Read and enjoy but you need to read the first book Flowers in December first.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Liz Vrchota

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this pop up on my feed. I had absolutely adored Flowers in December and was left wanting more, not with loose ends, but still wanting some more of Connor and what would come next for him. This was that and so much more. We just happen to get a lot more than we may have even bargained for. I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Flowers in December before devouring this one, everything will flow and make sense so much more. This one is obviously a holiday/Christmas story but I really feel as is I will be pulling this gem out any time of year, whenever I need an emotional and yet encouraging read. I almost feel as if these two books together would create a great Hallmark Christmas movie. I can’t wait to find out what will come next from Jane Suen! I am sure it will fantastic whatever it will be, and on my to be read list! Happy reading!

Review by @lizaileen
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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December By Jane Suen – Review by Katie Kearney

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December By Jane Suen. This is an incredible heartwarming story about forgiveness and more. From Page one I knew I was in for a wonderful story. The characters are relatable and you find yourself really pulling for them. The author knows how to to pull on the heartstrings of readers. I definitely found myself on an emotional roller coaster but it’s so worth it. I couldn’t put it down until the very end. I’m gladly giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it to anyone. It’s a short read but it definitely shouldn’t be missed!

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Jessica Leombruno

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen was a sweet fast-paced novella. Coming Home was told from multiple points of view and I recommend that you read Flowers in December to get a better understanding of what’s happening.

It has been four months since Connor’s mother’s death and he has decided to come home for his first Christmas without her. He runs into an old face and someone he has thought about for months but has that person moved on?

This was a wonderfully written novella. But I need more, you left me wanting to know what is going to happen next.

Reviewed by @jbruno26

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