Fields of Home

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Fields of Home by Rachel Ann Nunes. Published by Shadow Mountain.

Mercedes Johnson is happy with her life. She has a husband, Wayne, who adores her, plus three beautiful boys. But that changes when Dr. Brandon Rhodes, a famous heart surgeon and a key figure in her past, shows up in her grocery store. Mercedes knows that things won't be quite the same again.

I enjoyed this book. It is not quite a sequel but it follows a few of the characters that we met in a previous novel "Flying Home". Rachel Ann Nunes is a solid storyteller, and her books are always interesting - not at all predictable. This one makes you wonder about different paths in our lives. Did we have experiences where our perspective may not have been the whole story? Would we have made different choices if we knew what everyone involved was thinking and going through? I recommend it.