Friday, July 17, 2015

Spotlight: The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop

Publication date: June 23, 2015
Paperback price: $12.99 | eBook price: $4.99
Paperback ISBN: 978-1511801249
eBook ISBN: 1511801247

The Road Home is the follow-up to Kathleen Shoop’s award-winning debut novel, The Last Letter. Inspired by real letters shared between her great-great grandparents, the series is rooted with raw emotion and visual descriptions that make the characters come alive.

Find your way home...

1891—Living separately for three years, fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. But unrest grows as they are driven to questionable actions just to survive. Meanwhile their desperate mother is confronted with breaking yet another promise to her children. Then a miracle descends. Hope rises on a cold, rainy night and changes everything. If Jeanie could just get word to Katherine and Tommy, she knows she can set their lives right again. Agitators, angels, and dangerous “saviors” illuminate the Arthurs’ unmatched determination and smarts. 

1905—Though she tries to forget the awful years that hurt so much, the memories still haunt Katherine. Now, tearful mourners at her mother’s funeral force her to revisit a time in her life that both harmed and saved her in the most unexpected ways. Tommy grieves his mother’s passing as well. He too is thrust backward, compelled to rediscover the events in his life that shaped the man he has become. Will he commit to reconstructing his broken life? The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever.

Praise for The Road Home:

“I loved this riveting tale of hope and redemption. The Road Home comes to life with gorgeous imagery and a setting that eased me seamlessly and beautifully back and forth in time. Each character stood out, coaxing me into her story, making me want more. With the turn of every page there’s a revelation, something hidden or something wonderful and unexpected. The Road Home is a must read for any book lover and a perfect follow-up to The Last Letter.” –Melissa Foster, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


About the Author:

Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Her second novel, After the Fog, (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. And her debut novel, The Last Letter, is a multiple award-winner, including a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Kathleen lives with her husband and two children in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Connect with Kathleen, visit:,, or @kathieshoop on Twitter.


  1. The Road Home is a novel that sounds captivating and memorable. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway which I would treasure and enjoy greatly. I have read this author's novels which are unforgettable, well written and intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Interesting idea for the story. I'm adding it to my list.

  3. Thank you for the giveaway. And your review. Now I can't wait to read it. Sounds like an intense and emotional read.It's on my TRL .
    Carol L
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  4. Sounds like a wonderful read. Should you read The Last Letter first to get the true feel of The Road Home?


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