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Professor Merrideth Randall is hiding something from her best friends. The computer program that helped the three of them time-surf back in the day is working again and she’s been using it alone.

What happens when a genealogical mystery arises and they find out Merri’s secret? Will they throw the book at her or help her get to the bottom of this new mystery?

Hott Review:

I REALLY enjoyed “Only One Way Home”! This was by far the best book from Deborah Heal that I’ve read.
What I liked: There are a lot of things to like about “Only One Way Home”, here are just a few:

  • I LOVED the story of Mathias and White Dove on the Trail of Tears. Even the glimpse I got, into the lives of the Cherokee and what they went through, was horrifying.
  • I LOVED the message in this book. Matthew 25:40 (NKJV) … I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’. This message fairly radiated out of every page of this book.
  • I really enjoyed watching the interactions between Merri, who is struggling with her faith, and the friends she’s chosen, who are all devout Christians. It serves as a reminder that we can always see how God is working in others lives but often can’t see what He’s doing in ours.
  • What I didn’t like: There was a bit of a slow start.


    Author: Deborah Heal
    Source: Deborah Heal
    Grade: A
    Ages: 16+
    Steam: There is a bit of “intimate” talk but it’s appropriate for older teens comfortable with that joking.
    Setting: Golconda, Illinois (past & present)
    This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
    Series: Rewinding Time, 2

    Author Bio:

    I was born in Eldorado, Illinois (Be sure to pronounce that with a long A.) but grew up in Woodburn, a tiny village in Macoupin County. We lived in a house over 100 years old and I often wondered about the people who had lived there so long before.

    My husband Bob and I farmed and raised a family there in Macoupin County. When the kids were old enough I went back to college, majoring in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Afterwards, I taught high school English, including creative writing, composition, grammar, and literature. I loved teaching young people, except for grading compositions of writers who didn’t want to write, leaving me no time to do what I had always wanted to do—write.

    I remember one time when I was four. I scribbled furiously on my paper, and then took it to show Mommy. “Is it writing?” I asked. “No, not yet,” she answered. I went busily back to scribbling with my stubby pencil in just the same way, it seemed to me, grownup writers did, hopeful that the next time I showed her, the lead on the paper would have been transmuted into fine words.

    I was in 8th grade when I first began to get the dream of being a published author. We had to write a story and mine was a scary one about being unjustly confined to a mental hospital. (The author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may have stolen my idea.) My teacher wrote on the top of my paper:

    Be sure to give me a signed copy of your first book!

    It’s been a long time since 8th grade, but that dream at last came true with my first book Time and Again.

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