Item description for Homeward My Heart (Daughters of Fortune, Book 4) by Judith Pella...
The "war to end all wars" is over, but the Cold War is just beginning. Cameron works as a foreign correspondent for her fathers newspaper while she continues to try to obtain a Soviet visa in order to join her husband, Alex, who is not allowed to leave Russia. Blair is in Washington D.C., where husband, Gary, works for the State Department. Jackie is in California, struggling to cope with widowhood and single motherhood. All three are experiencing private heartaches that severely test their faith when Camerons visa is suddenly approved. Blair and Jackie decide to join her in a clandestine search for their stepbrother. Danger and intrigue, courage and faith explode in a powerful conclusion in this Daughters of Fortune saga, book 4.
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.26" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764224247 ISBN13 9780764224249
Availability 0 units.
More About Judith Pella
MICHAEL PHILLIPS is a bestselling author with more than seventy of his own titles. In addition to his own work, Phillips has helped reawaken interest in Victorian novelist George MacDonald over the past thirty years. Michael and his wife alternate their time between Scotland and their home in California. JUDITH PELLA is a bestselling, award-winning author whose in-depth research combines with her skillful storytelling to provide readers with dramatic, thought-provoking novels. She and her husband make their home in Oregon.
Judith Pella currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Homeward My Heart (Daughters of Fortune, Book 4)?
Must read end yes things are resolved Jun 15, 2006
***note there be minor spoilers here*** WWII ends with a happy note for Cameron, but her emotional trials are just beginning. Jacki's husband never came back from WWII, but she doesn't hate the Germans becuase she just views them as having done their duty, just like her husband. However, her magnimanous views about one's enemies aren't shared by many, especially not when it comes to the Japanese. She joins her sisters in Russia to help Cameron emotionally and do all she can to help find that long lost elusive older brother. Blair suffered much in the Phillipines physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She hates herself for not being able to move on and be able to accept her niece. She and Gary are back but they're mostly bit players in this book. The main story focuses on Cameron and poor Alex.
A Solid Finale Jun 6, 2006
Although WWII has ended, the Hayes sisters find that their lives are anything but peaceful. Cameron, the oldest, finds herself distracted from her journalism career since she is spending most of her time trying to return to Russia to reunite with her estranged husband Alex. Middle sister Blair tries to enjoy Washington, D.C.'s social scene with her senator husband Gary, yet the question of whether they will ever have children plagues her. Finally, Jackie is adjusting to life without her Japanese husband, Sam. She loves her young daughter, Emi, but struggles with prospective boyfriends who can't abandon their anti-Japanese prejudice and tension between her and still-racist Blair keep her from true happiness.
This story of sisterhood, faith, and change is the best in the series. It's clear that Pella knows about and loves Russian settings, and the historical backdrop of post-WII Russia and oppressive Communism adds depth to the story. "Homeward My Heart" also stands apart from the other books in the series since for once, all three of the sisters are united for a significant portion of the story. Their connected, but different, stories keep the book flowing seamlessly. The stories end well, too. With an arrest, a prison escape, a meeting with a long-lost family member, and a new romance, the series' loose ends are tied up with drama and realism.
The "Daughters of Fortune" series is not as engaging as Pella's "The Russians" series. However, readers who have kept up with the saga will appreciate that in this case, the best did come last.
Couldn't Stop Reading!!!! Jan 26, 2006
What a wonderful author she is! I am an avid reader and I was capitvated by this series. I ate it up! Now, I must say, while I was reading the first book...she took a while laying the foundation of the 3 girls. So, I truly did think geez...lets move on. I am one who sticks with a book though. I take a long time deciding on a series but once committed, I usually stay with it and never have regretted it. I realized later on in the series why she took her time giving us such an understanding of the formation of each girls character. Their character carries through the whole book, their strengths, their weaknesses formed by their upbringing, then through trials of life, seeing how each of them overcame those weaknesses by using the strengths that God had given them. I cannot say enough about her intellegence in writing. She gives you an indepth eye into the hearts and lives of those who went through the bombing of Pearl Harbor and how it intricately affected so many lives. Beautifully Written!
# Four Daughters of Fortune Apr 26, 2005
The three daughters of Keagan and Cecilia Hayes have survived World War II and their harrowing adventures around the globe. But the story is not complete by any means. Cameron's husband is stuck behind the Iron Curtain in Russia and she is determined to get Alex out. Blair and her husband are in Washington DC for Gary's work at the Pentagon. Jackie, a young war widow facing racial discrimination for having married a Jap, and daughter Emi live in L.A. near Keagon and Cecilia. Cecilia, diagnosed with cancer and not wanting her secret to die with her if she did not make it off the operating table, decides to tell her three daughters about her son, Semyon, in Russia. Armed with desire to meet Semyon and to assist Alex to escape Russia to the West, the three daughters get visas to go to Russia. Gary, with Blair, will be in the embassy in Russia. Their adventures of intrigue, working with a Russian agent and an American embassy official, keeps them constantly looking over their shoulder and taking circuitious routes to loose their shadows. Alex had been drawn into espionage by an unscrupplous American at the embassy with the promise of escape to freedom to join Cameron. But he is caught, imprisoned and tortured, using his past drug addiction to get Alex to name others. Russian Agent Anatoly Bogaradski befriends Alex and Cameron. He is able to arrange for a meeting for the three daughters to meet Semyon. Their heroic plan of escape succeeds for Alex, but Anatoly is caught. This book is written in such a way to draw all pieces of this saga to a satisfactory conclusion. The historical component is a good reminder to us of the world during the Cold War and the many atrocities to the people living under the Communist Regime. May we never forget. May we enjoy the liberty of living in freedom.
Is this really the end? Feb 18, 2005
After waiting a year for this book to come out, I had to reread the first three books to refresh my memory. It was well worth the wait! This book helped tie up all the loose ends from the previous books. The war is over and everyone must adjust back into their normal lives. Cameron returns to Europe as a foreign journalist but she is unable to get into Russia to be with her husband. In D.C., Gary and Blair are coming to terms with the horrible things they experienced during the war. Meanwhile, Jackie is left to raise her daughter alone and face the prejudice for marrying a Japanese man. The three very different sisters come together for one special cause, to try to save the man that Cameron loves. This book was absolutely amazing! I just wish that the series wouldn't have to end but at least it's going out on a good note! This is a must read for anyone who loves the Daughters of Fortune series as I much as I do!