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Keeping the Home Fires Burning
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 20, 2022
Cat Johnson has written a clever, well-developed, addition to the multi-author "Long Way Home" series. Cal Swenson is heading home to New York to be with his grandmother. He's had to take leave from his position as a SEAL in Coronado, CA, for his reluctant return home. After a curious encounter with the USO volunteer, Blessing, Cal heads home. Although he comes from a rich family (who knew vending machines are so lucrative), he's left that life behind to be a SEAL. But when he returns to NY he finds his sister's best friend, Pru, living with his family. And long buried feelings start to surface. Now vague warnings about threats to both the family and their business emerge. Cal must find new approaches to track down the bad guys and how to stop them. But without Navy back-up Cal must find more creative methods. So, when kidnappings occur, Cal has to draw on the private sector. Bringing the various private sectors together is creative, quirky and unexpected. Turns out home fires can burn beautifully on either, or both coasts. Wonderful romance told by a creative and talented author.