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Finding Home

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Thank you to net galley and the publishers for an ARC of Finding Home by author Kate Field in exchange for my review. 

 4.5 STARS

Sadly, many of us grow up without a place or people to call home. It can leave you feeling untethered and like you are blowing unanchored in the wind. For Mim, it left her hardened and not very trusting of people based on her experience but in spite of all that she was kind to the core. That kindness led to a chance meeting of  Bea and Bill Howard and an offer to drive them home that would forever change Mim's view of home. This story is about Finding Home and learning that home is truly where the heart is. 
This was a sweet story about treating people the way we would want to be treated a timely reminder to us all in this sometimes unkind world.
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This was a lovely story full of hope, sometimes predictable, but don't let this put you off. It was a lovely, cosy read. Would recommend.
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A heart warming novel about Miranda Brown who has been dismissed from the hotel where she has worked for years bedding down to sleep in her cold car when an older couple tap on her window for help. They are due at a wedding the next day and their car has broken down. Miranda/Mim decides to help them out by driving 5 hours to take them home to their  Estate where they offer her an old caravan to rest for the night as the house is full of wedding guests. Mim has never had the security of family being raised in a series of foster homes after her mother couldn’t cope. Slowly this couple with four grown up children take  over and organise her life and she sees a way to repay their kindness. I will not spoil the ending but this is a perfect romantic novel by Kate Field which has lots of interesting details about the area and a range of supportive characters.
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I absolutely loved this story! The characters were warm and comfortable yet still dealing with life’s foibles. This was a story of a well functioning family with a few issues and also a character who showed perseverance in the face of no family at all. The two ideas crashed into each other and made for a lovely read and an inspiration to connect with my siblings soon. Very heartwarming
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An enjoyable, if somewhat predictable story about a young woman who is taken in by family and manages to turn her life around.
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This is a very heartwarming read with a fantastic main character in Mim (Miranda) who is down on her luck having recently lost her job and the accommodation that came with it resulting in her living in her car whilst she figures out her next move. When she encounters Bill and Bea who have broken down in their car she doesn’t hesitate to help them out resulting in an opportunity to relocate near them and their family. I loved how Mim would help anyone out and try to find the best in a situation, she doesn’t expect anything to be handed to her and is more than willing to work hard and she never uses her past as an excuse for sympathy. The other characters are well written with good depth and overall this is a great character lead read.
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A lovely easy read with a happy ending.
Following the story of Mim who hasn’t had the best start in life.  A chance meeting when you helps out a stranded couple mean a new life for Mim.
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A lovely read.
After finding herself jobless and h0meless, Mim finds herself agreeing to take an elderly couple home when they have car trouble. She then finds herself in the midst of a family who have her life organised before she knows it. She finds new work and ways to help the couple who are showing her the way to turn her life around. There is a real sense of community and family about the book and you feel a part of it all. She finally has a space to call her own, people who care about her if she can allow herself to believe it and a future to look forward to. 
I absolutely loved all the elements of this book. The characters are all vividly drawn and come to life and the setting is blissful. I am keen to read more from Kate Field.
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This was such a heartwarming story with great characters.  It was beautifully written and lifted my spirits. 
Many thanks to One More Chapter and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Kate Field writes such beautifully drawn characters that they end up living and breathing in your mind. I found myself championing Mim from page one and absolutely loved the supporting cast of characters. The dual themes of 'family' and 'home' resonated deeply and the sensitivity around poignant topics made this a must read.
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This is a heart-warming story of a woman finding a new life in Devon after a  chance encounter in a Lancashire lay-by.  Mim (Miranda) is homeless and jobless, having to resort to sleeping in her ancient Volvo when she happens upon Bea and Bill.  She helps them out and they reciprocate, although rather more generously as they are wealthy.  This book is about north versus south, rich and poor, the haves and the have nots.  At the end of the day though we are all human, capable of love and compassion, friendships and hard work.   This book is an inventive escape from the current gloom.

Thanks to Net Galley and the publishers for the opportunity to review this book.
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Beautiful read a book that puts a smile on your face.A lovely story wonderful characters highly recommend,#netgaley#harperuj
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This book pulls you in and takes you on an unexpected path where you're rooting for the main characters Mim the side characters Bill and Bea as well. It teaches you to appreciate what you have. there's romance too. 


                              ***********I received an ARC for my honest opinion.*******************
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Finding Home by Kate Field is such a sweet and endearing novel.  Miranda, Mim, has had an incredibly tough life.  Brought up in foster care, now unemployed and actually living in her car, somehow Mim continues to have an optimistic view on life and hasn’t lost her kind heart.  One evening she meets Bill and Bea and they request her help to drive them to their home on the coast in Devon.  Without anything to hold her back, Mim agrees. She suddenly finds herself welcomed with open arms into the Howard family and their four grown children.  Mim now has a place to sleep, a job and for the first time, friends.  Mim’s life continues to be filled with unexpected twists and turns and Finding Home reminds us that sometimes family can be the one that you create.  I was constantly impressed by Mim’s wit, strength and ability to preserve in all situations.  At a time where travel is limited, spending time on the gorgeous coast in Devon was wonderful.  Finding home was an enjoyable escape and will be a perfect summer read upon release in April!
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Loved this book and the concept that a chance encounter can lead to a whole new way of life. I related to Mim and her wounded soul. The story made me long to be at the seaside again and to find out more about fossil hunting. The characters are well drawn and the hero, Corin very attractive on the page. I even worried about the dog! I’ve loved all of Kate Field’s books and this was no exception. More please ...
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Miranda Brown, or Mim as she prefers to be known, is jobless and living in her car in Lancashire. As she settles down for the night in a layby, she meets Bea and Bill Howard. They are stranded and need to get back to Devon for their nieces wedding the following day. 
Mim believes kindness costs nothing, and as she has nowhere else to be, she offers to drive them. As she arrives into Littlemead and onto Venhallow Estate, the home of Bill, Bea and their family, Mim has no idea how her life is about to change.
A nice uplifting read about kindness, love and true family.
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I loved this from the moment I stepped into pages- a book that has that certain something about it. So much more than “just romance”- a life affirming read.
Mim is living in her car and has been doing so for the last two weeks since she abruptly lost her job and home. She was working at a hotel and when the owner died, it was sold for development by his daughter. She arrives at her favourite layby to append the night and finds another car parked there. What transpires changes her life. From being helpful and giving a lift to stranded people becomes a whole new life and work and friends. This is a real feel-good read to restore the faith in human nature. That there are people who despite everything are willing to work hard and not take things for granted as so many appear to do. Mim is a firm believer that you only have what you can afford- something that appears to have passed by the snowflake generation depending on the generation above (lecture over- I digress). A wonderful protagonist and an example to all. A feel good pick-you-up read, just what I needed. One that made me smile, think, laugh and shed a tear. Brilliant!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Mim was a lovely person and you could easily see her enjoyment as her life turned around and her trust in people growing as her confidence grew.  There was only a small negative - I felt that there was a little too much emphasis on class divide and that Mia felt she couldn't belong there.  It is the first book that I have read that a character had the same name as me, so that made me smile while reading it.
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This is a really heartwarming novel in which a random act of human kindness leads to an unimaginable life change for Mim. At the start of the story she has experienced the latest in a long line of life challenges. However her fierce independence and indomitable spirit continue to stand her in good stead and enable her to not only change her own life but to improve the experience of others like her. Set mainly in beautiful East Devon, and this is highly recommended.
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Finding Home by Kate Field a five-star read that has all the feels of a warm homecoming. It's a perfect mental getaway. There is romance and kindness that reminds you of the positivity out there. I didn't want to put it down.
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