Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 – 3.5 stars

Cara and her twin sister, Hana, grew up in the foster care system. The experience was less than ideal so when they were offered the opportunity to stay in the system if they went to college, their adamant refusal released them into the world. Cara is now nearing thirty and homeless; she’s hiding something and she’s on the run. She trusts no one and she’s cautious about everyone. Cara thinks about her sister frequently, but where she is and why they haven’t spoken or seen each other in such a long time is unknown to the reader at this point.

Along her trek to Key West, the destination Cara has chosen because of her love of Hemingway, she encounters a stray dog that refuses to depart from her and names him Hemi. Continuing on her way to Key West with Hemi in tow, Cara unintentionally becomes acquainted with several people who are eager and willing to help her. Even though she’d rather keep to herself, she accepts the much needed help. As she does she learns that there are indeed kind people in the world, and that despite her prior experiences in life, she can be happy.

I enjoyed this book….sorta. The first part had my undivided attention. I liked how Cara’s distrust of people, because of her experiences in the foster care system, began to dissipate as she met genuinely kind individuals who helped her. Hemi, and the other animals in the book were a joy to read about. The mystery of what happened to Cara’s sister, Hana, kept me interested. However, after the mystery was revealed about three quarters of the way through the book, my interest began to wane. Finally, the ending was abrupt and I was left feeling underwhelmed.

Overall, the book is well written and I could see why people would like it, but once it lost steam during the second half I was eager for it to be over. The inspiration faded. 😔

10 thoughts on “Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt

  1. I absolutely love that cover, but will probably pass. Too bad it ran out of steam and didn’t end as promising as it began. Nice, honest review Laurie. I hope you are going okay and that things are well with you and your family.

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    • Hi, Carla 👋🏽. Thank you. ♥️ I was enamored with the cover myself. The story just took a turn and I didn’t care for the sister after finding out about her. It was kind of a let down and it just went downhill from there for me.

      I’m doing relatively well and the family as well. Thanks so much for asking. 🤗 I’m reading a couple of books that I’m enjoying thus far. I hope it stays that way to the endings. 🙂

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