"Tears flowing to laugh out loud - beautifully done & satisfying story"
Sometimes the best, most lasting love happens between
people who don't start out as lovers, but as friends.
Eighteen-year-old Casey Bradley meets Danny Fiore when he
comes to ask her to write songs for him. While his initial
interest is in her musical ability, he quickly realizes
that Casey is much more to him. Casey is all set to marry
Jesse, a childhood friend, but when Danny comes into her
life all that changes. Ordinarily this would be a fairly
straightforward romance-style plot, but that isn't what
author Laurie Breton is writing here. Instead, she takes us
on a journey, depicting the next fifteen years of life for
Casey, Danny, and Rob MacKenzie, their music partner and
best friend. We see these three struggling for success in
the music business, we are there when they reach success,
and when success isn't enough. We are there through their
ups and very down downs.
This is not a trivial book. The characters could be real
people, their stories those of any number of people in the
entertainment industry. Happily, for once, drugs are not
part of the problem but instead these people have issues
that any of us could face. COMING HOME is a book to make
you laugh and to quite often bring tears to your eyes.
The conclusion is beautifully done, satisfying in the way
most romance endings are, but with a difference. This time,
we truly believe these people deserve to live happily ever
Janet Miller © Copyright April 2002
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted April 18, 2002
Laurie Breton gives us a poignant story about the seasons
of a woman's heart, and the roundabout route we sometimes
have to take in order to get to where we're meant to be.
Casey Bradley has always been the good girl, always played
by the rules, until the day that Danny Fiore comes walking
into her life and turns it upside down. Danny is a singer
with a dream; Casey is a talented songwriter. Neither of
them plans on falling in love. But sometimes, the heart has
a mind of its own.
Together with gifted composer and guitarist Rob MacKenzie,
Casey writes the songs that catapult Danny Fiore to
stardom. But life with Danny isn't quite what she'd thought
it would be, and true happiness proves more elusive than
she'd expected. It isn't until a tragedy occurs that Casey
begins to question who she is and what she really wants
from life. In the process, she discovers the bittersweet
truth that the choices a woman makes at thirty can differ
vastly from the ones she made at eighteen.