Finding Home: A Place to Belong by J. Robin Whitley
"I loved this book, both the first and the second time I read it. It has romance, painful family secrets revealed and healed, personal struggles, caring neighbors and chosen family, newly arrived residents to a small town. After I read it I envisioned it as the first in a hopefully long series like Jan Karon's Mitford series only with lesbian and gay characters. I am happy knowing the author has a similar vision. This is one of those rare books that after turning the last page I realize that in reading it I feel good about myself and the people around me."
J. Robin Whitley set out to write a story that was more similar to the life lived in a rural setting. Robin’s nonfiction tends to have a very religious or spiritual nature to it. In this work of fiction, some of that spiritual color comes through, but in a way that is listed as a minor bit of information.
The point of this fiction is simply to tell a good story that might make you laugh, might make you think, but the purpose is merely telling a good story. It is Robin’s hope that the story you are about to read will be interesting as you catch a glimpse of life in the rural South of the Piedmont in North Carolina.
Robin lives in the mountains of Western NC where she writes, plays music, and hikes with her dog, Birdie.