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{Read Epub} â Homebound ô Bedridden after an accident, down on his luck businessman John Adams finds himself at the mercy of Cloey Jacobs, his country bumpkin aide Miserable and jaded, John wants little to do with the woman until she mentions an ages old mystery she s been unable to solveIntrigued, John grows determined to unravel the puzzle himself, assisting the barely literate woman in following a string of clues hidden in classic books As the pair grow closer to an answer, they also grow closer to each other, helping to pave John s path to recovery with compassion, redemption and loveWriter of the Science Fiction serial drama, Swing Zone, Author Jodi McClure jumps genre to explore the healing strength of love in this adorable old fashioned, southern charmer Free 06 25 14 Mystery Romance Short Free 06 25 14 Mystery Romance Short A wonderfully written novella with well drawn characters and a deceptively simple premise I read Homebound by Jodi McClure PunkLit in two sittings on a rainy morning, and was frankly sorry to see the final page.The downward spiral of John s life culminates in a terrible motorcycle accident, leaving him bed ridden and dependent on others for nearly everything Fresh from divorce, he s lost his big city job and been arrested and sued for beating up his wife s lover, who also stole his best cli A wonderfully written novella with well drawn characters and a deceptively simple premise I read Homebound by Jodi McClure PunkLit in two sittings on a rainy morning, and was frankly sorry to see the final page.The downward spiral of John s life culminates in a terrible motorcycle accident, leaving him bed ridden and dependent on others for nearly everything Fresh from divorce, he s lost his big city job and been arrested and sued for beating up his wife s lover, who also stole his best clients all of which forced him to move back to the small town where he grew up Immobilized and sweating through a Georgia summer in his boyhood bedroom, John meets Cloey, a young local woman hired by his parents to help nurse the invalid to health Unpretentious and pragmatic, Cloey s simplicity is everything John s life before the accident wasn t On top of that, she has a small mystery on her hands, a trail leading to treasure laid by her grandfather that winds through classic books, and John becomes determined to solve it for her I was born and raised in a small population 6,000 farm town, so I definitely related to the way John s view of home shifted back and forth between idealized nostalgia kids playing in the yard across the street and the harshly unflattering It was a world of sparse shacks with peeling paint and rusted metal roofs, rotted wood porches barely holding together above crumbling cement bases Half the roads were still unpaved and lined with abandoned farm equipment and there were weeds the size of trees trying to choke off anything still living McClure, Jodi 2012 08 08 Homebound Kindle Locations 1056 1058 Jodi McClure Kindle Edition.Oh, yes I ve been there, and Ms McClure s simple but evocative prose just nails that swirl of emotion, the warm and fuzzy comfort of home suddenly parting like fog to display the cold reality, only to have the fog close in again because we d rather have our idealized memories.It seems like such a simple set up put two people together, linked by necessity They re very different, except where they re alike Give them a common project, see what develops Such a story could easily be ruined by heavy handed or unrealistic treatment Not here, thank goodness Ms McClure s touch is deft and assured, immersing the reader fully as Cloey and John s story plays out without a hint of dishonesty I suppose the primary genre of Homebound would be romance, but don t let that deter you if its not your cup of tea Great storytelling is always worth checking out, and I highly recommend Homebound. I got this book and I am SO glad I did I praise Jodi s work on this book It was probably about the sweetest thing I have read in a while There was something about John that was true to the times we live in I think his story about his job, his wife and just how down he was resonates with a lot of people After John moves home to sort through his job loss and divorce he decides to throw caution to the wind and is careless on his motorcycle So at 4am with the streets wet he gets into a bad ac I got this book and I am SO glad I did I praise Jodi s work on this book It was probably about the sweetest thing I have read in a while There was something about John that was true to the times we live in I think his story about his job, his wife and just how down he was resonates with a lot of people After John moves home to sort through his job loss and divorce he decides to throw caution to the wind and is careless on his motorcycle So at 4am with the streets wet he gets into a bad accident He has to be in bed for a while His leg was badly broken and his wrist in mangled so he is rendered helpless His parents help by getting a friend s daughter Cloey to help him She is a nurses aide and she is everything that John needs, but doesn t know it for a while After discussing her grandfather and why she needed bolt cutters, John decides to help her to find whatever it was that her Grandfather left to her when he died The clues are really hard and take them on a classic reading journey In the end I was shocked at what they found, but I won t say it.My only complaint would be it was too short I adored the characters and the descriptions so much What a feel good book Homebound is an entertaining and heartwarming story John is an accountant who has recently lost both his wife and job to a younger colleague Cloey is a self trained nursing aide whose grandfather left her a puzzle to solve when he passed away After John is badly injured in a motorcycle accident, he recovers at his parents home with the inexpensive and beautiful young Cloey taking care of him In contrast to university graduate, John, Cloey is a relatively uneducated hick and, at first, Homebound is an entertaining and heartwarming story John is an accountant who has recently lost both his wife and job to a younger colleague Cloey is a self trained nursing aide whose grandfather left her a puzzle to solve when he passed away After John is badly injured in a motorcycle accident, he recovers at his parents home with the inexpensive and beautiful young Cloey taking care of him In contrast to university graduate, John, Cloey is a relatively uneducated hick and, at first, John looks down on her and even ridicules her poor grammar However, she is so caring and kind that he soon falls in love with her Together, they work their way through to the solution of her grandfather s puzzle something that Cloey was never able to figure out on her own I read the book all in one sitting it was interesting enough to keep me reading late into the night The author has a nice voice, with some unique imagery Read the complete review at indiepicks.wordpress.com