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After fighting her way through a bitter and hurtful past, Mercedes Johnson has painstakingly carved out a life of quiet contentment on a Wyoming farm with her husband, Wayne, and their three boys. But all that changes when the birth father of her oldest child returns to Riverton. Brandon Rhodes has plans for his son, threatening the carefully balanced life Mercedes and Wayne have created. But just how far is he willing to go? Fields of Home is a novel about the deepest kind of ties and the true meaning of love.
About the Author
Rachel Ann Nunes (pronounced noon-sh) learned to read when she was four, beginning a lifelong fascination with the written word. She began writing in the seventh grade and is now the author of more than thirty published books, including the popular Ariana series and the award-winning picture book Daughter of a King.
Rachel and her husband, TJ, have seven children. She loves camping with her family, traveling, meeting new people, and, of course, writing. She writes Monday through Friday in her home office, taking frequent breaks to take care of kids or go swimming with them.
Rachel loves hearing from her readers. You can write to her at Rachel@RachelAnnNunes.com. To enjoy her monthly newsletter or to sign up to hear about new releases, visit her website, www.RachelAnnNunes.com.
by Tricia - reviewed on October 28, 2008
You won't want to put it down. What an incredible story of wondering and wishing that life had been different in the past, and working on how to make up for it in the future.
by Heather - reviewed on April 16, 2008
This was a GREAT book! I own and have read all of Rachel's book and this one is my very favorite. I felt a connection to the characters and could not put the book down. Great job on an awesome book Rachel!
Another Must Have from Rachel
by Holly - reviewed on April 24, 2008
Great job, Rachel! (As if that's anything new.) , This is strong, compelling women's fiction no matter what your religion. Despite what one said, there ARE spiritual matters here if you are open to them. , I didn't want to put it down, and couldn't toward the end. Who needs sleep? My vote for a Whitney award!
Sadly lacking, could have been great.
by Customer - reviewed on March 14, 2008
Truthfully, if I could give it a ZERO star rating I would. I am so disappointed by this book. The concept was great, but the follow through was not. This book is written under the publishing company Shadow Mountain--or in other words--not DB so not to be noticed as LDS fiction. It could be a great book, if it talked of spiritual matters. If I want plain women's fiction I will seek this out. But I was seeking a book with LDS themes in it--the atonement, repentance, how her testimony was depleted and then strengthened. I was so disappointed by this book and I have read most of the authors other works and enjoyed them which is why I chose this one for my long plane ride home. I so wish I would have purchased something else. If you like non lds, non Christian clean fiction you have found it, if you wanted something with a spiritual base, keep searching for something else. There were other large gaping holes as well, areas that should have been enlightened upon and expounded, sadly this book was published before it was finished with many grammatical editing errors as well.
I loved it
by ruth - reviewed on March 26, 2008
I Loved this book. It was different that others but I really enjoyed how you were able to bring out our ( the Church)Values without really talking directly about them. How you kept the main character true to her family but still sympathetic to others. thanks Ruth
There is love and then there is true love!
by Rhonda - reviewed on March 07, 2008
Fields of Home is a touching story of the true meaning of love. My heart ached for Mercedes and Wayne Johnson and as I read the story I felt as if I were living in that little country home in Wyoming and living the experience myself. Rachel Ann Nunes has a wonderful gift for descriptive writing which I would refer to as a 'calgon take me away' experience. , Rhonda Ison Grand Rapids, Michigan
A great story of deep love
by Traceylou - reviewed on March 26, 2008
This is an amazing read...of course!! A good wholesome read easily passed on. I completely fell in love with the characters and my heart was pounding near the end... I especially enjoy the fact that even though there was no 'overt LDS interaction in the book, the values were clearly present'. Even tough another reader gave it a low score, I feel she was being unfair. Her review was like 'comparing Harry Potter to Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites and saying that Harry should have met the LDS missionaries for the book to have reached its spiritual potential. Or like comparing Molly Mormon with Twilight and saying that Edward would have been so much more handsome if he'd joined the church! clean storyline without the obvious LDS matters.' Truelly an excellent read...for LDS AND non-LDS alike.
Best book yet!
by Cindy - reviewed on March 04, 2008
I thought her last book Flying Home was great, but this book surpasses even that! For those of you who love national women's fiction, this is all the best with none of the smut. The characters and choices are realistic and heartfelt. There aren't many writers who could tackle such a subject so well.
Definitely worth reading!!
by Stacey - reviewed on March 10, 2008
Great book! Rachel has written real characters dealing with real problems in very human ways. This is her best book yet!
Best Women's Book I've Read in Years
by Heidi - reviewed on March 26, 2008
If you want another sappy LDS conversion story, this is NOT the book for you. If you are seeking to read about relief society and how it changed your life, go find another novel. But if you want a really good women's novel that is compelling and realistic, you have come to the right place. , I'm sick to death of LDS books that try to convince me to be LDS. I'm already converted! I love the LDS religion and its concepts, but I don't like a lot of the LDS fiction published these days precisely because the content is too narrow. But Fields of Home is like reading a really great national book without all the sex and smut. The values are there, but not shoved down my throat. Thank you, thank you, Rachel Ann Nunes for writing a book that shows real experiences without glossy it up with easy Sunday School answers. , This book should not be compared with a typical LDS novel or to the author's past work. This is a national novel. You wouldn't ask Harry Potter to meet the missionaries or Edward in Twilight to be baptized before you decided to enjoy the book. Better to compare apples to apples. Fields of Home is an amazing story that should be compared with some of the best national women's books out there. I hope to see more of this type of story!
by Customer - reviewed on March 27, 2008
I loved this book! It really brought perspective into my own life since I have been struggling with past 'what if's' as well. It helped me to realize I need treasure what I do have. I loved the character Mercedes and how real she is. Keep the hits coming Rachel!
Wholesome fiction for women everywhere!
by Erin - reviewed on March 31, 2008
Way to go, Rachel! She's done it again. Although this new series has been a different twist from much of her previous work, I love that the book has been published with the intent of reaching people everywhere with an uplifting and wholesome story. Many women can identify with this character, not just those of the LDS faith. There are too many 'gray' novels out there for women, and this story shouts out loud about choosing the right and finding peace within yourself with the decisions you've already made- instead of the current trend of leaving your current life to chase a fantasy that doesn't exist. This book has strong characters, and the development was so real I couldn't put it down! Thank you to Rachel for using your talents to bless those around you, and not limiting it to those just of your faith.