"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 after.

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.


Coming Home
by Laurie Breton

Neighborhood Press
April 1, 2001
ISBN #1893108511
360 pages
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