Last One Home

Last One Home

by Debbie Macomber


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring standalone novel about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love.

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close—until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.

Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.

A wonderful novel of perseverance and trust, and an exciting journey through life’s challenges and joys, Last One Home is Debbie Macomber at the height of her talents.

Praise for Last One Home

“Fans of bestselling author Macomber will not be disappointed by this compelling stand-alone novel.”Library Journal

“Family, forgiveness and second chances are the themes in Macomber’s latest stand-alone novel. No one writes better women’s contemporary fiction, and Last One Home is another wonderful example. Always inspiring and heartwarming, this is a read you will cherish.”RT Book Reviews

“Tender, real, and full of hope.”Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Once again, Ms. Macomber has woven a charming tale dealing with facing life’s hard knocks, begging forgiveness, and gaining self-confidence.”Reader to Reader

“Macomber never disappoints me. . . . She always manages to leave me with a warming of the soul and fuzzy feelings that stays for days.”Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594774969
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been  hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark also produces the hit original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on the author’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Last One Home: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book and I totally enjoyed it!
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Last One Home deals with the tough subject of spousal abuse, at its worse. A young woman falls in love with the wrong man, defies her family and runs away and gets married. Only she really has married the wrong man, one who takes all contact of her family from her, allows her no friends, and beats her for everything that goes wrong. Cassie made really bad choices as she graduated high school and is waiting to enter college in the fall. That never happens, and she is at risk of loosing her life, in more ways than one. When the story opens she is now back from Florida and living in Seattle Washington, working and counseling woman who are in the same abusive relationships that she has finally escaped. She is trying to make a loving home for her twelve-year-old daughter Aimee, and just found out that Homes for Humanity are going to help her. She meets Steven as she first goes to volunteer and he seems to take an instant dislike of her. We later learn that he is still grieving the death of his wife, and of course Cassie, has so many hurts. One good thing she receives a letter from her sister, and a door opens to maybe healing a family? Can Cassie ever open her heart and forgive everyone, and maybe have her own family again? Is it possible for a person who has been so beaten down, and felt so worthless, and responsible for everything that has ever gone wrong, to really begin anew? Come along and enjoy Cassie’s rather roller coaster life, and root her on, and find her smiling again. Another great book from Debbie Macomber. Enjoy! I received this book through Edelweiss and the Publisher Ballantine Books, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading this author and this was another great read. You're immediately drawn into the character's lives and wanting to know what will happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with very believable dialog. I felt like I was peeking inside a family.
sam14 More than 1 year ago
I like this book and hope it will be a series about the other women in this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always love Debbie Macomber books. Love them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read anything of Debbie Macomber that wasn't great!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but alot of unanswered questions about the sisters lives hope there will be a follow up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not up to Debbie Macomber standards. While the subject of abuse is important, the storyline was ordinary, predictable and made the reader restless for the book to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Friends become family but sometimes family doesn't know how to be friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A touching story about second chances and. family bonds.
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Great read Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want put this book down. I loved every chapter of this book. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
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Author spends too much time describing otdinary events--3 paragraphs on which topping to oorder for pizza! Poor, predictable plot.. Too boring to finish reading. Luckily, I borrowed the ebook from Library To Go and didn't waste money on buying it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Debbie Macomber has to be one of the best writers around. Her stories draw a person in and you feel like you are part of the story! Hurrah for another great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope you do a follow up book with the next step in the lives of the characters of Steve , Cassie and Aimee.
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