GIVEAWAY – Homeward Bound Book Review

Homeward Bound by Richard Smith

There will be no spoilers in this book review, as I, personally, hate it when I read a review an they give way the ending. That’s just so wrong. Not we’ve settled that let me get on with my review.

As the book blurb states Homeward Bound is a feel good yet poignant tale of derailed ambition and the uselessness of experience

At the start of the book we meet George, whose daughter and son in law are taking around to look at, or rather his family are looking around retirement homes. George is in dismay at the state of the almost dead residents of the “Last Days” Rest Home. There is just no life in its residents and George can not wait to leave and where was his promised cream tea at the seaside?

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He has moved into his daughters home temporarily after losing his beloved wife  Evelyn. He is missing his home and independence. George owns an extensive record collection that has the obscure to the most popular. George loves music more than anything. He sits in his room with his records playing and is blissfully happy.

Music is really an important part of George’s life, something his daughter and son in law don’t appreciate.

His family don’t understand this and don’t want him living alone, so a decision is made for his teen aged grand daughter Tara to move in with him. She’s also a musician and is about to start university. has a wonderful singing voice and a boyfriend who makes ‘music’ of a kind that err is distinctive.

We go through the process of them learning to live in the same house, setting rules and learning to live with each other and all that entails until they find actually they aren’t all that different after all.

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George was in various groups in his teens and early 20’s with moderate success, he even produce a record – of which all but one he still has.  But he has never told anyone why his career stalled. George has never really come to terms with ‘what might have been’.

The story is a page turner with thrills and spills. Yo just have to find out how they cope with the next situation.

Homeward Bound is available from Amazon and all good book shops.

As a first novel for Richard Smith it’s well put together and flows beautifully page after page. Totally recommend this book. I really and truthfully couldn’t put the book down.

Nanna Jane

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Question is ‘Does your family have a favourite tune? Tell us about it.’

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65 Thoughts to “GIVEAWAY – Homeward Bound Book Review”

  1. James Donovan

    Ours is “Lola” by The Kinks. Our daughter is called Lola so everyone sings that to her.

  2. leanne weir

    We like anything from the greatest showman

  3. Patricia Barrett

    We like Happy by Pharrell Williams. Thanks for the competition.

  4. Tammy Neal

    Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapshody 

  5. Kate Cunningham

    We love to sing, ‘Shall we Dance?’ from the King and I and we dance around the house.

  6. Christina Palmer

    Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapshody is a firm family favourite.

  7. Carol Bell

    High Hopes – Pink Floyd

  8. Natasha R-M

    We all like Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapshody ‘ – an iconic, dramatic song and like no other song wriitten and performed, before it was made or afterwards.

  9. Adrian Bold

    No, we all like different things, so there’s not much common ground with music!

  10. JANET EMPSON

    The Stylistics “I can’t give you anything but my love” First single he bought me as we got married

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