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Bedridden after an accident, ailing 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 old mystery she's been unable to solve. Determined to unravel the puzzle himself, John assists the barely literate aide in following a string of clues hidden in classic books. More

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Published: Aug. 08, 2012
Words: 23,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476489575
About Jodi McClure

Whenever I write, I try to imagine what the reader will expect and then do the exact opposite. I am always striving to create a story no one has seen before, to stand far off the beaten path...well outside the box. Beneath my stories there are debates that look at old issues from fresh perspectives. Realistic characters with all the good and bad that entails. Settings that take you someplace else and tease your imagination. I want the reader to walk away thinking, "Well, that was new." ...in a good way.

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Review by: Renee Giraldy on Oct. 02, 2012 : star star star star star
I got this book from the author 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.

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Review by: Faye Hicks on Aug. 28, 2012 : star star star star
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. 

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Review by: Keith Reilly on Aug. 21, 2012 : star star star star star
Surprisingly deep for a sweet little page burner. Great use of symbolism. All around a great book.
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Review by: erin joyner on Aug. 12, 2012 : star star star star star
John seemed appropriately disgruntled at the beginning and Cloey not immediately receptive, so I loved the way they slowly started to click as they progressed through the mystery. Many nice little touches. Adorable read.
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Review by: Vt Shooter on Aug. 11, 2012 : star star star star star
This is a wonderful, well written story. It engages the reader, and draws them into John and Cloey's world. The endearing characters will keep you hoping for a happy ending. When I finished the book I was happy with the story, and a little sad that I was done reading it. I would have happily read another 200 pages. I'd love to see another book with these characters. Well done Jodi McClure!
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Review by: evelyn freuler on Aug. 09, 2012 : star star star star star
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