When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

When We Found Home

Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love... Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister--Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn't love being alone, but a...

Details When We Found Home

TitleWhen We Found Home
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult, Family, Audiobook, Adult Fiction

Reviews When We Found Home

  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:He gave her a smile that would have melted a frozen planet. She agreed with generous —he was that. As for kind, well, he was growing on her. Like the famous Seattle moss, she thought with a smile.I’d offer to let you borrow one of mine, but you’re what, twenty pounds lighter, two inches shorter and yet you have bigger boobs. Why do I like you?We’re going to deal with our heartaches the way God intended— with liquor, suga...
  • Amy
    I love the idea behind this story, I can’t imagine finding out I had not one, but two half siblings as an adult. How hard would it be to form a familial bond later in life? Difficult I’m quite sure, especially when every one of the siblings comes from a completely different background. Malcolm is the oldest and moved to his grandfathers home as a teenager, Keira was discovered when she was twelve and Callie as a woman in her twenties. Each ag...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Finding out you have two other siblings and have a wealthy grandfather definitely was overwhelming news for Callie and had been very overwhelming for Keira two months ago. Their step brother, Malcolm, had been with his grandfather since he was twelve and was used to the lifestyle and family.Malcolm was already working in the family business and didn’t want to be bothered with a twelve-year-old and now he had another sister. At least this sister...
  • Lisa Vegan
    I particularly liked the 4 young characters – one young teen and three adults in their twenties and thirties, and I also really liked the grandfather, and the housekeeper, and wish there was even more on the pages about those two. I really identified in various ways with Keira, Callie, and Delaney. Virtually all of the characters are very relatable and understandable, and there is a lot to like about them. They are complex and realistic and I e...
  • Sherri Thacker
    This is my 3rd book by Susan Mallery and it’s the third book of hers I’ve given 3 stars. It started really good but then it started to drag about 3/4 in with only 1/4 left. It was good. Not a great book, just good.
  • Rissa
    Its heartwarming and beautiful. Callie finds out she has alot of family and they want to get to know and its their journey through friendship and relationships and finding their way home. It was adorable.
  • Asheley
    4.5/5When We Found Home by Susan Mallery in a nutshell is the story of three siblings who end up with one another after their much-older grandfather goes to great lengths to bring them together as family. All three have the same father but three different mothers. They all have different backgrounds and come from different parts of the United States. Malcolm is in his thirties, Callie is in her mid-twenties, and young Keira is only twelve.Callie ...
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA lovely work of fiction about the complexity of family relationships, what it takes to make lasting connections, and overcoming past insecurities and issues, When We Found Home was wonderfully touching and absolutely heartwarming.Susan Mallery’s books are always a joy to read. I love the flow of her writing, the emotions she touches upon, detailing them perfectly, and of course her characters who are f...
  • steph
    I was not feeling this book. I skipped about 50 pages towards the end but ended up finishing it. I just couldn't connect with any of the characters. It was a disappointing Mallery read, that is for sure.
  • Chris Conley
    Holy cow. Started this yesterday afternoon and finished it at 2:00 a.m. No one does interesting, complicated characters as well as Mallery.
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I was very excited about reading this book because I've read Susan Mallery's contemporary romances before (some of the Fool's Gold series) and I wanted to try a different genre by her.  Plus the premise of the story seemed to have everything I was looking for in a summer read.  This is about thre...
  • Melissa Borsey
    A wonderfully complex story told with humor and love. Susan Mallery has a wonderful talent of bringing her characters to life. Highly recommend this very touching story.
  • Mandi Kaye Ottaway
    Dear Ms. Mallery,A few years back, I discovered your Fool’s Gold series and absolutely devoured it. I read nothing else for weeks! It was pretty glorious, since one of my favorite things an author can do is continue to tell new stories in the same world.When We Found Home isn’t part of that series, but my head canon is that it’s still the same world – just different characters in a different town. And oh what characters they are!At first ...
  • Jenea Whittington
    When We Found Home takes us through the emotional story of three siblings. They never know the other existed, but are brought together at the request of their Grandfather.After the death of Alberto Carlesso’s son he learns that he two other children out there somewhere. Of course Alberto stars searching for them, he first finds Keira, a 12 years old, who hasn’t had the best life. Callie, the other granddaughter Callie hasn’t had it much bet...
  • Cheryl
    Fans of this author's is in for a great treat. When We Found Home is a pure delightful read! This book is filled with many engaging characters: Malcolm, Callie, Keira, Delaney, Alberto, and Santiago. All of these characters interacted well with each other. There are a few relationships that blossomed as well between Malcolm and Delaney as well as Callie and Santiago. Both relationships I was a fan of. At the end of the book are some discussion qu...
  • Sheery
    I struggled with the rating I wanted to give this book. In the end I would say I give it 3.5 stars. I did like the book but had a few issues with it. Let me say that I love the premise - which is three people discovering that they are half siblings at different points in their lives. Keira, the 12 year old who was abandoned by her mother and left in foster care, Callie, who is 26 and struggling to find her way in a sometimes unforgiving world aft...
  • ☆☆Hannah☆☆
    Normally I like her books but this one not so much. A part of the problem was that it really didn't need to be over 400 pages long. Not too much happens. In the end everyone is happy. Which is why it got 2 stars.
  • Suzanne
  • Sascha
    3 1/2 stars. Lately it seems as though a lot of romance authors are branching out into women’s fiction, which is a good thing. I think. However, for me, a lot of these novels show the growing pains of the writer trying to be true to their roots while forging new ground.While Susan Mallery’s When We Found Home is extremely well-written, in her usual fashion, and the subject matter of three half-siblings discovering each other is intriguing, th...
  • Sara Mcbride
    Why does this book have such a high rating? I am so disappointed that I paid $12 for it. I am not a fan of this authors writing style at all. The story was promising, but really...it sucked. I found zero chemistry between any of the characters. I was okay with the siblings, but the two romances, were boring and what a bland character the grandfather turned out to be. The romance between Santiago and Callie was just plain stupid. They talked about...
  • Diane Saul
    Alberto Carlesso’s son Jerry wasn’t much of a Father. Malcolm was ignored by his Father and raised by his Grandfather, Alberto, after his Mother’s death. When going thru papers Jerry passed away Alberto finds out there are 2 other children that were abandoned,, a 12 year old girl and an adult woman. Alberto finds them and brings them to the family home. Both girls are having a hard time adjusting to their new life. They haven’t had an eas...
  • Kimmie
    ARC won through goodreads giveaway. I really struggled with finishing this book...for me it was too repetitive, bounced around and skipped through events with no clarification. Thus, I had trouble making a connection with the characters especially the Santiago character.
  • Cathy Geha
    When We Found Home by Susan Mallery The siblings starring in this story don’t know one another or even know of one another until their father dies and a few years later their grandfather, Alberto Carlesso, goes through his son’s belongings to find out that he has other grandchildren. Instead of just the one grandson Malcolm, that joined his grandfather when he was 12, Alberto finds he also has two granddaughters. Callie is in her twenties and...
  • Isha Coleman
    When We Found Home by Susan Mallery  Family is something we all take for granted. Their the people that will always be there, no matter what. What happens when family is not an option? When We Found Home is how to create a family out of nothing. Susan Mallery takes us through broken hearts, first meetings and slowly built bonds through the eyes of three strangers. Callie has not had an easy life. No family, limited choices and at times no hope. ...
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    another book by this author I could not put down! I loved the family dynamics in each family represented because they all felt like either my family or some I have known. Plus many characters had baggage they had to overcome to get where they needed to be by the end of the book. another winner!
  • Giedre
    Or, more accurately, When I Found Boredom. If you're looking for an entertaining beach read, this is not it.
  • Kim
    Excellent book. I loved the whole thing!
  • Darcy
    Right from the start I could see how this one was going to go, but I did care. I wanted to see the siblings become family, to see them start to depend on each other. And while they had a rough start that did happen. I did find it funny how Keira, the youngest, was often the one that held them together. The romances for the two older siblings were great too. Both of them found people that they needed and that appreciated their crazy new family.
  • Judie
    What makes Susan Mallery an auto-buy author? Her ability to create characters that you not only can relate to but characters that you wish you could have as friends. This latest story is no different. Add When We Found Home to the top of your TBR pile, trust me, you'll be glad you did.
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    #FirstLine ~ As Delaney Holbrook watched the man in the suit approached, she did her best to remind herself she'd given up on men in suits -- in fact all men and most suits, when it came to that.A delightful read that kept me fully engaged the whole way through. I love that I can count on Mallery to write books that have dynamic characters that make me feel and great plots that make me think. I am always so satisfied when I finish one of her book...