Title: Safely Home
Author: Christina Skye
In: More Than Words: Volume 6 (Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Christina Skye, Rochelle Alers & Maureen Child)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 29th October 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: He pointed across the dusty floor of a small room.
In her suspenseful tale of a woman determined to assist the elderly in her small, newly adopted community, New York Times bestselling author Christina Skye honours Barbara Huston, co-founder of Partners in Care Maryland.
I started this novella wondering just how a story about caring for the elderly could morph into a contemporary romance story. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few stories I’ve read which feature the elderly in these settings. But they’re never the actual focus, and, since I’m still young and sprightly, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read a story in which the elderly person was the love interest. Luckily for me, that’s not the case in this story either. Whilst it does feature caring for the elderly, the romance is all about a younger couple.
Romance, elderly and just genuinely lovely stings aside in this novella. There’s a dog. Which is generally all that I want in a good novella. I mean, as I’m writing this review, I have two dogs curled up beside me… one snoring his pretty little (or not so little as the case is) head off. The fact that Marlowe (that’s the dog in this story) not only manages to be an amazing character, but he also saes the day… yeah, I really would have been quite happy just reading about Marlowe for half an hour I think. Can anyone tell that I’m dog obsessed?
Although this is a contemporary romance story, I love that it more so features sisterly love and the strength of the relationship between the two Wilson sisters. I know that I’d do pretty much anything to protect my little sister, and Sarah in this most definitely feels the same. Definitely a fantastic novella that transported me to another world.