Author: Karen A Wyle
Sometimes an author contacts me and sends me their novel to review.
I consider myself honored when that happens, for it seems that they are always talented. Karen Wyle is such an author. Wander Home amazes with its unique plot, eloquent surprises, and characters that dazzle and run right into the heart.
Eleanor has always had a strange urge to wander, and she has no idea why. She leaves her beloved young daughter Cassidy with her parents and family, and is on her way back home to her family when they die in a car crash. Eleanor is devastated, for she has lost everyone in her urge to find whatever pushes her out into the world. When suddenly Eleanor dies at 29, her real life begins.
Eleanor is astounded when she finds her parents, Jack and Sarah, her Grandma and Cassidy along with many others in a place where she thinks she might be able to discover her woundedness and heal. Flush with creativity, Wander Home proves refreshingly real, taut with emotion and delivers what a good novel should – another world to enter, new people to meet, and a chance to transport ourselves into redemption.
As Eleanor learns how to “be” in this new world, Cassidy, Jack, Sarah and Grandma Amanda allow her to follow the people she thought she knew – and the ones she has yet to meet. When she begins to dream, Grandma helps her put the dreams into focus, and the puzzle pieces fall slowly into place. With an astounding ending, Wander Home enraptures from the first page until the last.
I don’t want to disclose the plot, but when you find yourself in a chair, or on the bed reading Wander Home, you will want to read it again and again in order to experience the wonder and beauty of truly coming home.
Big kudos to Ms. Wyle for a compelling and delicious novel full of mystery and elegant prose.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Review by Broad “A” – Ava
We received a copy of this title for our book review. All opinions are our own
Wander Home is available on Amazon.com and booksellers nationwide