Calling Me Home {free Read} author Julie Kibler

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Aded for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own wayWith tenderness and searing emotion Calling Me Home illuminates the hardships passions and dreams that link women across race generations and time. 11615 Kindle Daily deal I paid 1400 a week agoit s now 199 Heart wrenching Unfair StarsCalling Me Home was a beautiful emotionally charged all consuming story of love and loss On my uest for something emotional that would tug at my heart strings yes I love a book hangover that leaves a gaping hole in my chest don t judge I saw a review from a friend that told me this would deliver in spades Epically Calling Me Home tells the story in both past and present tense of Miss Isabelle McAllister a 90 year old white widow Presently she s asked her hairdresser and friend Dorrie 30 s single black mother to drive her to a funeral in Cincinnati The reader isn t told who passed away but in flips to the past we learn of Isabelle s story The story of forbidden love her love of Robert the black son of her family s housekeeper Present tense Dorrie listens to Miss Isabelle while managing this cross country trip with a feeble yet snappy old woman She too is struggling with life drama related to her teen son unease of dating after being hurt by so many deadbeat men yet she puts it all aside to help her friend get to a funeral that s obviously very important to her The author did a stellar job of putting the reader essentially in the backseat of this old Buick patiently listening to Isabelle s story of forbidden love My heart broke a million times over listening to the lengths Isa would go to see her teen love This is in the 1930s where blacks were segregated from whites especially after darkness falls Every stolen opportunity was had for her to sneak away to be with her forbidden love But all this is fruitless as if anyone found a black boy with a white girl his life would be taken much less any chance of future happiness or marriage I was simply blown away by the level of bigotry in those times And I won t even start with my opinion of her motherThen we flip back to the road trip Dorrie s cell phone ringing again with teen drama she s trying to solve via phone It was all justnormal having teens at home myself this was true to life Even in current day we are painfully aware of the second glances given to a younger black woman with a frail little white ladysurely they can t be friends It s all just a bitunusualMiss Isabelle Where do I start Can I have her I want a Grandma just like she wasfrail yet tough her filters long faded She had no problem putting grown men in their places and I can t say enough how AWESOME the character development of her was Both characters in fact I felt their connection two women of different race driving to a known destination playing crossword puzzles reliving a love story painfully gripping Dorrie just say back and let Miss Isabelle painfully drip feed her life story Back at age 17 and forward Obviously there s death at the end of the storythe title says as much I won t say who but even as the reader thinks heshe knows how it ends it all seems to creep up on you at once And oh jeez it left me in tears I thought I knew how it was going to endhad it all pictured in my head but that wasn t entirely the case The way the story is drip fed to the reader was a bit slow for me in the beginning thus deduction of5 but it s all to invest the reader 100% in their story both past and present And in the end I felt completely drained empty insidean emptiness that s caused by loss loss of chances loss of love loss of life I understand a book like this is not for everyone but those readers looking for something different a story to become completely emotionally invested in a story to soak into your heart Calling Me Home delivers in spades Thank you Jahy for holding my hand each torturous step of the way And Feifei for such a beautiful review drawing me to this beautiful love story Here s a link to Feifei s review that sold me on this book

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Calling Me Home

89 year old Isabelle McAllister has a favour to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis and it's a big one Isabelle wants Dorrie a black single mother in her thirties to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington Texas to a funeral in OhioAs they drive Isabelle starts to tell her st. I hope you enjoy Calling Me Home Thank you for reading and spreading the word if you like it

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Ory as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt the black son of her family's housekeeper in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic conseuences makes it clear that Dorrie and Isabelle are he. 5 Stars Calling me Home was one of the best books I ve read this year and definitely one of the best books I ve ever read It s a complex story that will impress you in so many ways It s a historical romance and it also is a women s fictioncivil rightswomen s rights as well It s a beautiful tragic story about love life family loyalty grief racial and sexual discrimination segregation and so much It s also an educational story a story that will open your eyes and that will make you grateful you live in this era This was my first Southern fiction novel and also my first novel with an interracial romance All I can say is that I found it very captivating The story is told in dual POV both in the past and in the present and personally I loved both POVs Practically there are two storylines both of them interesting and wonderfully done Calling me Home tells the story of two women Isabelle a 89 years old white woman and Dorrie a 36 years old Afro American woman Dorrie is a single mother of two and she s Isabelle s hairdresser Over the years despite the many differences between them the two women became great friends While Isabelle knows some things about Dorrie s life and even her two children Dorrie doesn t seems to know many things about the other woman s childhood or other important aspects in her life She only knows she was married for a long time and her husband and son already died When Isabelle asks the younger woman to accompany her to a funeral in Cincinnati Dorrie is ready to help her friend despite of her own family troubles She knows Isabelle will need her support she feels it in her heart and she s ready to take a break from her two young children her mother and her boyfriendLike I mentioned before the story is told both in the past and present The past in told from Isabelle s POV and the present from Dorrie s Isabelle s story tells a story of a very young Isabelle who fall in love for Robert the black son of her family s housekeeper In the 30s an era when interracial romance was forbidden a young Isabelle wanted than anything to be with the man she fall for Both her and Robert knew the conseuences but when the heart wants what it wants you try to do anything possible to be with the one you believe is your soul mate your one true love Calling me Home was such a beautiful touching story It evoked so many emotions in me Needless to say it make me feel Really feel And it broke my heart I was left speechless I didn t want to start another book after I finished this novel I couldn t It was that kind of the story for me At times it moved me to tears and I m not a crier or the most emotional person I loved the dual POV and both story lines These two women s voices were different but so real The story was balanced and I have to say I liked even if most of the time it was frustrating as hell how some chapters from past ended Most of the time I m bothered by this but this time I really understood why the author choose to end some chapters in a certain way It definitely kept my interest Both Isabelle and Dorrie felt real and both were endearing characters The author did a fantastic job portraying their character especially Isabelle s I loved Isabelle both in the past and in the present She s a flawed character and that s why she felt so real to me Young Isabelle was na ve yes but she just knew how she felt that she loves Robert She also was a little selfish because let s face it she didn t care too much about the fact that it s possible Robert to be punished if someone finds out about their romance But love is love and love is everything right So I didn t care especially since Robert loved her back Old Isabelle is likeable funny wise smart and so so strong She amazed with her strength Dorrie was likeable as well She tries to a good mother she really does but sometimes especially as a single mother is hard to manage everything She wants to be her children s friend not only their parent and she wants to be a good role model for them better than her own mother was for her I really admired her for that She doesn t trust herself when it comes to men Her new man seems too good to be true She s doesn t know what to do if her new man is trustworthy enough She doesn t want to be hurt any I really sympathize with herThe beautiful friendship between these two women because it really was beautiful warmed my heart It was great to see them interact with each other and trust each other with their secrets I also enjoyed their bickering They are different from each other in age and in race but they form a bond like no other and they dynamic was simply fantastic Young Isabelle s romance with Robert was beautiful tender touching but unfortunately tragic I was than once in tears reading their story I knew from the beginning that it will be a tragic love story but it was devastating to read about these characters fate For me their love was uniue and so wonderful and I ll always remember their love story In my opinion the ending was perfect for this novel I was expected it Mrs Kibler is a great storyteller and even if her writing is simple it s evocative and gripping All in all Calling me Home is a wonderful story with fantastic endearing characters a great solid plot and a wonderful love story I highly recommend this one


10 thoughts on “Calling Me Home

  1. says:

    I hope you enjoy Calling Me Home Thank you for reading and spreading the word if you like it

  2. says:

    5 Stars Calling Me Home is an unforgettable book It’s tragically beautiful heart wrenching and devastating to read Forbidden love at it’s finestThis was a book that completely flew under my radar I’m so happy a friend recommended it to me and I picked it up Even though it wasn’t an easy read it was worth it I listened to this book on audio and the narrators did a fantastic job They captured Isabelle and Dorrie perfectly

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    Update A good friend is going to read this I'm excited 'again' I cried like a baby If this is not an EMOTIONAL bookthen I don't know what is I wish Julie Kibler would write another bookwaiting Julie Don't even try to guess the ending Of 'who' the ladies are traveling to see and why You won't figure it out I promi

  4. says:

    5 starsOne of my bookish resolutions for the year was to start reading books that weren’t just pure romance and seeing a couple of friends who loved this particular book motivated me to finally pick it up Without a doubt this is a book that will be on my best books read in 2015 list The content and sensitive topics explored were extremely thought provoking the heartbreaking forbidden romance both shattered my heart and mended it and the h

  5. says:

    5 Stars “Calling me Home” was one of the best books I’ve read this year and definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read I

  6. says:

    5 EXTRAORDINARY STARS For anyone who's ever felt protective of a book wished they could erase a story from their

  7. says:

    I had to have a chuckle when I read the subject line of this book that I only just realised is being made into a movie on IMBD 'An elderly lady asks her hairdresser to drive her to a funeral in Texas' It's so much than thatCalling Me Home tells us the heart breaking and wonderful story of Isabelle and Dorrie and of the tra

  8. says:

    I wanted a lot of things I wanted elouent sophisticated language I wanted fleshy characters I wanted witty or wise dialogue I wanted cool sentences to highlight I wanted to be wowed Lower my expectations I tell myselfThis is

  9. says:

    11615 Kindle Daily deal I paid 1400 a week agoit's now 199 Heart wrenching Unfair StarsCalling Me Home was a beautiful emotionally charged all consuming story of love and loss On my uest for something emotional that would tug at my heart strin

  10. says:

    6 Hands down the best book I've read in 2014 StarsI'm sorry but 5 stars doesn't do this book justice“Words can not describe the level of emo