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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Walsh Narrator: Roger Mueller Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No sooner is Shawn Collins home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way—as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and the aging father with whom he has finally reconciled. When Shawn taps Katherine Townsend to be Patrick’s nanny while he’s on the road, he has no idea that she will be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart.

This heartwarming story of tender love and fresh starts will capture readers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Actor/voice artist Roger Mueller narrates with flair and makes good use of accents. This title is a treasure for anyone who has ever looked at an old photograph and wondered if the eyes looking back experienced the same types of feelings we experience today.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “The emotional storyline and well-crafted characters will appeal to all. Walsh demonstrates that, like Nicholas Sparks, men are capable of writing romantic fiction.”

    RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars)

  • “One of the most delightful and touching love stories I’ve ever read. Highly recommended!”

    Colleen Coble, author of The Lightkeeper’s Daugher

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Shannon | 2/17/2014

    " Got this as a free download from The Kindle Store. I could not get into it and didn't make it past page 54. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/10/2014

    " I didn't realize this was a sequel when I started reading it. It read well independently however. I'll be adding The Unfinished Gift to my to-read list as this was such an enjoyable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clockstein Lockstein | 2/8/2014

    " The Homecoming by Dan Walsh is the sequel to his novella, The Unfinished Gift. Shawn Collins has returned from World War II, a decorated pilot with a compelling story of escaping Nazi hands after his plane was shot down over the Channel and saving most of his crew. But his wife, Elizabeth, isn't waiting for him when he gets home. She was killed in a car accident shortly before Christmas, leaving their son Patrick with Shawn's father Ian. Ian and Shawn have had a rocky relationship over the years, but Patrick has brought them back together. When the army decides to send Shawn on a War Bond tour, he has to leave Patrick again, so he asks former social worker, Katherine Townsend, to work as a nanny. Katherine and Patrick had bonded after the death of Elizabeth. Katherine has fallen head over heels with Patrick, and she soon finds herself doing the same for his brave and handsome father, but Shawn is struggling with guilt over Elizabeth's death. Walsh does a wonderful job of recreating wartime America with its passion for stars and heroes, and the deep sacrifices everyone was willing to make for the soldiers. His description of the dogfight is harrowing and incredibly real; I could see the action happening as the planes dodged and shot each other. That scene alone makes the book fascinating, but the sweet romance between Katherine and Shawn and their shared faith make the book a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 1/26/2014

    " Good story, although I wish it had moved a bit faster. "

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