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Review | Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa

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Jacob Hirsch flees Chicago with his daughter Cassie praying only for a chance for them to live. They find themselves quarantined in the Amana Colonies with a relatively new nurse.

When Liesel Strauss awoke she had no idea she’d be quarantined by the end of the day. She was only dreading saying goodbye to her best friend at the train. As the train pulled out she lingered and watched the freight pull in. Then she saw a man and his daughter in desperate need.

What else could she do?

Hott Review:

What I liked: Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa is a terrific book. It takes you to a place that is simpler and peaceful. Even with the mystery and intrigue when Jacob is accused of embezzlement this book is great for a relaxing evening.

What I didn’t like: Chapter 2 was terribly confusing. Admittedly I didn’t read the synopsis before starting Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa, and my confusion cleared by the end of the chapter but I was a bit mixed up for a while.


Author: Melanie Dobson
Source: Amazon $1 deal on February 5, 2015
Publisher & Date: March 1st 2010 by Summerside Press (first published 2010)
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
ISBN: 1935416669 (ISBN13: 9781935416661)
Pages: 345
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: None
Setting: Homestead, Iowa
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge
Series: One of the 57 Love Finds You Novels

Author Bio:

Writing novels is a fun excuse for Melanie to explore ghost towns and old houses, travel to unusual places, and spend hours reading dusty books and journals. She writes both contemporary and historical fiction with threads of romance and suspense.

Melanie is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels including Chateau of Secrets, The Courier of Caswell Hall, and The Silent Order. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010.

Melanie and her husband, Jon, have two daughters. After moving numerous times with Jon’s work, the Dobsons have finally settled near Portland, Oregon, and they love to travel and hike in both the mountains and the cliffs above the Pacific. When Melanie isn’t writing or researching, she enjoys line dancing, biking, and making up stories with her kids.

More information about her and her books is available: Melanie Dobson's website Melanie Dobson's twitter Melanie Dobson's facebook


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