Another solid addition to the Senses Series!
Title: Love Comes Home
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
A Senses Series Story
When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.
Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.
With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.
The common feature in this series is blindness. This book differs slightly from the first two in that it is about a child going blind and how devastating this can be initially. This is a positive and uplifting story in the end though and proves how important friends can be in a crisis.
Davey is ten years old and a baseball fanatic who plays regularly. When he starts missing the ball his dad takes him for an eye test and the results are catastrophic. Davey has a genetic disease that is slowly taking his sight and will leave him blind.
Gregory is devastated for his son but tries to keep life going as normally as possible. At a friends party he meets the very good looking Tom and by the end of the afternoon the two men have agreed to a date the following week. Tom is used to getting what he wants in life but is also used to used and conned due his wealth.
Whilst on their date Davey has a fall at the sitters and when a panicked Greg arrives it is to hear the awful news that his son can no longer see.
As Greg slips into depression Tom steps up and offers support. He researches everything he can find that will help the pair and also discovers ‘beep ball’ which is effectively base ball for the blind or sight impaired. He rallies round and brings everyone together and finally Davey is given a little bit of hope and something back from his seeing life.
Just as life seems to settle Daveys mother, we should use that term loosely, turns up claiming to have a cure…..but at what cost? As she has had very little contact with her son in ten years Greg is left suspicious of her actions but is too scared to ignore her entirely in case she a miracle cure.
This would leave you in such a dilemma as a parent. If you were told that there was even a slight chance but that the risks were high what would you do? When is the cost too high? As a parent I couldn’t imagine facing these challenges but as a parent I think you always know when you have to find that inner strength. This could have been such a gloomy story but was just the opposite and for all the Daveys out there I wish you well 🙂
I would like to thank Andrew Grey for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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