HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTSTRINGS ARE…
Three troubled strangers gather on Christmas Eve to say farewell to a doomed old house, the secure shelter and refuge where each of them grew up over the course of 90 years. They all have warm, golden memories of youthful, magical Christmases here, and of the Rockwell-esque small town that nourished them as children. These old walls were witness to the stories of…
…An elderly, feisty nun with life-searing experiences as a nurse in World War II, whose promiscuous youth still haunts her;
…A depressed former Major League baseball pitcher who is contemplating a horrific act;
…The hometown newspaper editor, still dealing with the tragic consequences of her long-ago teenage love affair.
They are joined by their gracious host, the last owner of the house, whose own deep attachment has led her to stage this last homecoming for people who know it is not just a house, but a shrine of memories and echoes.
But before it goes down to make way for a new bridge, this safe old sanctuary has surrendered some astonishing final secrets…
What readers are saying
“ The book teaches the virtue of sharing and compassion that not only bring comfort to others but, also warm your own hearts. ” Goodreads 5-star review
“Talk about a perfect Christmas book. This novel is full of Christmas spirit, absolutely ideal for a quiet evening under a blanket” Goodreads 5-star review
“I love a good story about people finally being able to put the past behind them and I also enjoy a good secret. The Last Homecoming delivered on all these things. “ Goodreads 5-star review
“It’s a story that will resonate with readers no matter where they live as long as they believe in an indomitable human spirit. I hope that’s all of us. A memorable read.” Amazon 5-star review
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About the author
Dan Chabot is a veteran newspaper editor, writer and columnist who spent 25 years with the Milwaukee Journal, much of that time as the editor of its popular and beloved Green Sheet, a feature section printed on green paper that specialized in whimsical and offbeat stories, humor and advice columns, puzzles and games, and of course, the comic strips.
Chabot is a native of Ontonagon, MI, a small Upper Peninsula town similar to the one depicted in his new novel, “The Last Homecoming.”
These days Chabot lives in Florida. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have three grown sons and six grandchildren. “The Last Homecoming” is his second novel; the first, “Godspeed: A Love Story” posed an intriguing question: How can a lie be wrong when it makes so many people feel so good?
You can learn more about Dan Chabot and his books by visiting https://danchabot38.wixsite.com/mysite