A 5-Star Review Launch for Let's Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here

Here is a beautiful story, one to be read with the heart.

'Let’s Go Home: Finding There While Staying Here by Bernadette O'Connor is a moving story that deals with the psychology of being home, of feeling at home with oneself, a story of love and loss, and one woman’s journey to transcend her inner darkness and reconnect with love once again. When the story begins, the protagonist, Halia, is desperate to recreate a memory of love, an experience of ecstasy that happened just recently. To people who see her from the outside, she is a happy woman, but she carries a painful world within her. To experience her freedom — the freedom and joy that inhabited her soul as a child — she will have to transcend her pain, but how? Follow her journey as she meets with a dad who abandoned her, learns from the friendship she shares with Snow, and receives guidance from a wise woman.

Bernadette O'Connor’s debut novel is well-written and I loved the compelling first person narrative voice. It’s easy to relate to the protagonist because she is genuinely flawed and readers can easily find themselves in her experience. The author was able to capture the psychological truth that once we have had a wonderful experience of love, we can spend our lifetime trying to recreate that experience. There is deft development of the internal conflict taking place in the protagonist. The author uses contrast to build this conflict. For instance, the narrator says: “I was not scared. I was not scared when I was a kid. I was free and did whatever I wanted. Nothing really held me back.” But time has passed and she’s been transformed into someone who is scared of being alone. Can she be the child she once was again? Let’s Go Home: Finding There While Staying Here is a beautiful story, one to be read with the heart. Readers will enjoy the steady pacing of the story and the powerful streams of consciousness that punctuate the narrative.'   Review by Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite    {https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/lets-go-home}

A book with depth and wisdom that will sit with you well after the final chapter.

Let's Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here is a book that is written from a place of consciousness. It spoke to me in a way I was not expecting and I found I could relate to the protagonist Halia on so many levels and for this reason felt the deep emotional pull of the character as she developed. The story flowed in alignment with the growth of Halia as she moved from struggle through a deep healing journey that explores her past experiences and their impact onthe present. The book was easy to read, and I found myself drawn back to it until I was complete. The story remained with me for many days as I felt myself contemplating the themes of love and loss, healing, spiritual growth and the central theme of finding the sense of home within. I highly recommend Let's Go Home to anyone who has ever felt lost, abandoned, empty and inadequate and seeks to find their way out of that place. Review by Saskia Miles, Amazon    {www.amazon.com/letsgohome/reviews}

A book of great wisdom.

I started reading Let’s Go Home, and wondered what all the fuss was about. Then as I got into the book I couldn’t put it down. So many of us, like Halia, have loss in our lives that shows up in different ways and it can totally overwhelms us. Each new chapter was unpredictable. Halia’s life was a rollercoaster of unexpected twists and turns. The tools and strategies Halia eventually learns to use are life changing for us all to learn from. So much wisdom in this book! I will my life differently because I have read this book. It would be a great book for Book Clubs to read as wonderful discussion would come from it. Review by Monica Scanlon, Amazon    {www.amazon.com/letsgohome/reviews}

This book will fill you with hope.

I've already read this book a few times and it seems that each time I get some new nugget of wisdom from it. At first glance, you may think that this is simply a nice story about a woman who goes on a journey to find herself. But when you look a little deeper, you'll find that there are parts of Halia's story in each of us and that in each part of her story, somewhere along the line, there will be a piece that resonates with an experience you've had in your life. And that's where we can learn and grow with this book. It's heartfelt. It's engaging. It's full of hope. It's worth every moment you spend devouring it. Review by Cat Mead, Amazon    {www.amazon.com/letsgohome/reviews}

A joy to read!

Reading Let’s Go Home, took me back to a place and time many years ago reading The Celestine Prophecy. Like Celestine Prophecy, it is a wonderful story yet has so many insights and wisdoms for how we can heal and live our best life. Let's Go Home enabled me to reflect on my own life and provided a number of ‘aha’ moments in its subtle messages and teachings. Review by Melissa Histon, Amazon    {www.amazon.com/letsgohome/reviews}

I loved this book.

It had me from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down for very long between reads. I spent a lovely indulgent weekend sharing Halia's story with her and missed her when I'd finished. She inspired me though! She got me thinking and she got me writing and making positive changes. Thanks Halia! Review by Lisa Fletcher, Goodreads   {www.goodreads.com/letsgohome/reviews} 

Great soul finding read.

If you liked Eat Pray Love you will love this story and possibly relate to this amazing piece, great fiction keeps you turning the pages over.           Review by Kate Willesee  {www.amazon.com.au/letsgohome/reviews}

What a great book to challenge your perspective.

What a great book to challenge your perspective. Halia's journey, trials and tribulations show you the way to deal with some of the huge problems that happen in your life. Bernadette has done an amazing job writing this to capture the emotions and feelings. Highly recommend this to all my friends.  Review by Glen Morris  {www.amazon.com.au/letsgohome/reviews}

I think there is a piece of every woman in this book!

This book just keeps getting better and better as you read further, and stays with you long after reading it. Halia's story resonates so deeply with so many women, and the wisdom she gains is universal. Fantastic book. Review by Amazon Reader  {www.amazon.com.au/letsgohome/reviews}