A Place to Call Home Review


A Place to Call Home: Contemporary Christian Romance (Front Porch Promises Book 1) by [Whren, Merrillee]
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After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back.

Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn’t what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt’s claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should.

Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?


1. A Place to Call Home
2. A Love to Call Mine
3. A Family to Call Ours

Each book stands alone, but the stories are connected through setting or characters.



I enjoyed reading this story of two people with a past that burdened them come together and learn from it. My heart truly went out to Kurt. I just couldn’t imagine being accused of murdering your spouse and then spending years in jail thinking about it. How convenient to be paired with Molly, worker of the jail ministry who just happens to need help restoring her home. The restoration and renovation talk was actually really interesting to read about. I am a sucker for all things HGTV, so this story line was right up my alley. But the true joy of reading this book came from seeing Kurt and Molly deal with their misguided hearts, and form this wonderful relationship. This may be my first by this author, but it won’t be my last.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Merrillee Whren


Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty- plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Website and signup for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.


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