Love Finds a Home - Home by Starlight
By Sarah W
Jul 1, 2011 - 1:11:00 PM

When Patsy Lee O'Malley breaks her ankle, her whole world is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can't take care of her kids, she can't cook, and she can't help around the house and property. To top it all off, it seems the only person available to help her while she recuperates is former country musician Zeke Townley. He's in Cordelia, Missouri visiting his best friend Jon for awhile and has some time on his hands to help Patsy Lee. The only problem is, Patsy Lee doesn't want his help. She resents his intrusion into her life, his skill with her four children, and his implacable calm in the face of her increasing temper. What's it going to take to get Zeke out of her home?

Zeke still can't believe he was roped into helping Patsy Lee O'Malley, a woman who obviously has reservations about him. However, the more time he spends with Patsy Lee's family, helping around her house, getting to know the children, and the donkeys and other assorted animals, the more Zeke starts to feel an inner peace encompass him. He's got a purpose again, and this time it isn't just playing music. As a tentative friendship starts to spring up between Zeke and Patsy Lee, secrets, new temptations, and repressed emotions start to come alive again. As Patsy Lee is about to discover, her broken ankle proves to be the catalyst for some big changes in her life.


HOME BY STARLIGHT is the newest book in Jerri Corgiat's Home series. Widowed Patsy Lee O'Malley has had the world on her shoulders before and she's used to hardships and heartaches, but being forced to sit down, and unfortunately take stock of her life, becomes the focal point of this tender story. Zeke and Patsy Lee come from different backgrounds but that doesn't seem to matter when the nitty-gritty details of life push them together. They seem an unlikely pair but their down home values and similar loneliness draws them together. Jerri Corgiat makes both Zeke and Patsy Lee face challenges and gauntlets in this book. Some are big, some are small but each proves to be a character determining point. I was entranced upon re-entering Cordelia, Missouri and the world of the O'Malley's. Life's simple charms flow out of the pages of this story and into the reader's heart. In the face of a painful ankle break, Zeke and Patsy Lee rise to the challenges of life and they won't back down, no matter what. Ms. Corgiat, your talent for writing about the beautiful graces of life is quite evident in HOME BY STARLIGHT.

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