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'Moving, hopeful and heartfelt... an ideal book group read' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

A gripping and heartfelt story about overcoming the past and finding where you belong.

 
Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter – stepping into other people’s lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. Living vicariously.
 
But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own – a proper one, filled with family and love and happy memories. If only she knew where to start.
 
Growing up in foster care, she always envied her friends their secure and carefree lives, their certainty and confidence. And, while those same friends may have become her family of choice, Anna is still stuck in that nomadic cycle, looking for answers, trying to find the courage to put down roots and find a place to call home.

Compelling, rich and evocative, Home is Anna’s journey to discovering that it isn’t where you settle down that matters, but the people you have around you when you do. 

‘I loved this warm and touching story about home, belonging, and finding your way in the world. Vivid, evocative and beautifully written, with a message of hope at its heart’ Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

'A gorgeous, thoughtful read' Catherine Isaac, author of The World at My Feet

'Clever, warm and funny, Penny writes with a big heart, a light touch and supreme confidence. Home will be on all the best bookshelves! The ultimate comfort read' Veronica Henry, author of A Wedding at the Beach Hut

'As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, this book wouldn’t leave me. I loved it’ Katie Fforde, author of A Wedding in the Country

** WHY READERS LOVE HOME **


'Sometimes you read a book that genuinely touches your heart. Home by Penny Parkes did that to me... I will be buying this book for friends and for my 18 year old daughter and her friends. I also really hope my book club read it, as there is so much I want to discuss' 5-star reader review

'I felt as though this book touched my heart. I now want to read more of Penny's books as I feel as though I have missed out on her awesome writing' 5-star reader review

'This was without a doubt one of the the most captivating books I have read in quite some time, and I would certainly recommend it to others!' 5-star reader review

'I love this book… I found myself in tears on more than one occasion, smiling and laughing at others… This is a fantastic book and will be recommending it to all of my friends' 5-star reader review

'Goodness me I loved this book. It was so heartfelt and thoughtful… So brilliantly done and the best Penny Parkes to date (they are all brilliant though)' 5-star reader review

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Penny Parkes lives in the Cotswolds. She has appeared at literary festivals around the country and has written for The Telegraph as well as extensively in her local media. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram as @CotswoldPenny 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (July 8, 2021)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471180163

'Moving, hopeful and heartfelt... an ideal book group read' 

– AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

'A gorgeous, thoughtful read' 

– Catherine Isaac, author of The World at My Feet

'As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, this book wouldn’t leave me. I loved it’ 

– Katie Fforde, author of A Wedding in the Country

'Clever, warm and funny, Penny writes with a big heart, a light touch and supreme confidence. Home will be on all the best bookshelves! The ultimate comfort read' 

– Veronica Henry, author of A Wedding at the Beach Hut

‘I loved this warm and touching story about home, belonging, and finding your way in the world. Vivid, evocative and beautifully written, with a message of hope at its heart’ 

– Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

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