Never Coming Home by Paloma Beck

nevercominghome

My Rating:3 Stars

I recieved an arc of Never Coming Home from Netgalley for an honest review.

“I have a story to tell, a story I promised never to tell. Hell, it isn’t even one I wanted to live through. I just can’t keep it inside anymore… now that they’re both gone. I have to tell My Story.”

I enjoyed reading through this short story. Rachel is best friends with Thomas and Robert and the three some are inseparable. Thomas and Rachel fall in love right before high school begins but they all still hang out and remain close. Shortly after graduation Thomas and Robert join the army and fight in the Vietnam war. Only one is able to come home though as Thomas is killed in the war. Robert is able to come home for leave shortly after Thomas’s funeral and helps Rachel to have someone to hang out with out and forget everything that’s going on but also saddens her because it makes her think of all the times they hung out together.Rachel had plans of settling down and marrying Thomas after college but now her plans change to have a career in publishing. A while later Rachel’s parents are killed in an accident and Robert is there to help her through everything . Robert and Rachel fall in love and are shortly married. All of this is told years later from rachel to her sons and daughters in law to help explain how much they loved each other and although they separated it wasn’t for a lack of love for each other.

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