Mary Dell Templeton prefers the quiet charms of Too Much to the bright lights of Dallas any day. She's relieved to be moving back to her hometown--and bringing her cable TV show, Quintessential Quilting, with her. There are just a couple of wrinkles in her plan. Her son, Howard, who is her talented co-host and color consultant, and happens to have Down syndrome, wants to stay in Dallas and become more independent. Meanwhile, Mary Dell's new boss hopes to attract a different demographic--by bringing in a younger co-host.
What Holly Silva knows about quilting wouldn't fill a thimble, but she's smart and ambitious. Her career hinges on outshining the formidable Mary Dell in order to earn her own show. Yet as Holly adapts to small-town living and begins a new romance, and Mary Dell considers rekindling an old one, the two find unlikely kinship. For as Mary Dell knows, the women of Too Much have a knack for untangling the knottiest problems when they work together. And sometimes the pattern for happiness is as simple and surprising as it is beautiful…
Although its categorized as romance its more inspirational than romantic despite having a few romantic moments in it. It felt more Lifetime movie than the Harlequin super channel kind of book but that being said I really enjoyed From Here to Home.
From Here to Home was a a story that felt more life inspiring with less fiction and more realism than most romances you find lately even with ones that include flawed characters as this one does.
In most romances with character handicaps readers don't get a deeper grasp on how a person and their life can be affected by those around them when someone they're connected to has a mental/physical/emotional handicap or how much that can really affect everything else in their lives. I enjoyed that you get a better understanding of what it takes to attempt to let go and trust and find that the things you clung to for so long aren't always as big a burden as you once assumed them to be.
I loved the family dynamic and I loved the courage Bostwick had writing about such topics. She pulled it off beautifully.
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