Busy with life and work in London, Maddy has put behind her the trauma which caused her to flee the Sussex market town of Havenbury. Or so she thinks. When she's asked to help run the slightly shabby Havenbury Arms after her old friend Patrick suffers a heart attack, how can she refuse? But that's when the panic attacks return worse than ever...
Psychologist Ben is sure he can help Maddy face her fears, but as he finds himself falling for her he is also struggling with a recently uncovered family secret that heaps uncertainty on everything...
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"Howard introduces a substantial cast of characters with ease and successfully juggles the various narrative threads ... This successful entry bodes well for the series." - Publisher's Weekly
"Howard knits a cozy small-town setting with a cast of memorable characters, snappy dialogue, and occasionally dark undertones that keep the book from veering too far towards the saccharine ... Fans of cozy settings, feel-good story lines, and a dash of romance will be eager to read whatever Howard has planned next for Havenbury's inhabitants." - Booklist
"An enjoyable and aspirational romance - and who doesn't need some escapism these days?" - Sussex Life
"Women's fiction at its absolute finest... So well written and mature. Rosie Howard's prose style is effortless to read... Rosie Howard provides a wonderfully warm and engaging main story which is brilliantly entertaining escapist reading with lovely romance and self-discovery at its heart." - Linda's Book Bag
"This book had so much depth to it, with very well developed characters and storylines." - Shaz's Book Blog
"A delightful depiction of English village life... A light and easy style and with a lovely contemporary feel." - Jaffa Reads Too
"A nice jaunty novel with a serious undertone... What stands out for me is the lovely appeal of Havenbury Magna itself and the writing which evokes it." - The Book Trail
"The Homecoming is mesmerizing, compelling and very romantic. I highly recommend this delightful book. If you love romantic stories set in small towns about family, friendships and secrets you should definitely read The Homecoming." - With Love For Books
"The Homecoming is a gentle and relatable story that's evocative of rural town life. A perfect feel-good read for lazy weekends." - Culturefly
"A really enjoyable easy read and a promising start to the beginning of a series." - Broadbean's Books