Beautifully-written, complex, and utterly captivating – Home At Last by Jan Sikes (Author)
With empty pockets and a heart full of dreams Luke Stone leaves behind the nightmare of fifteen long years in Leavenworth prison, not giving it a backward glance. Eyes firmly on the future, he boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas…for freedom…for the one who holds his heart. The unjust conviction no longer matters and…
With empty pockets and a heart full of dreams Luke Stone leaves behind the nightmare of fifteen long years in Leavenworth prison, not giving it a backward glance.
Eyes firmly on the future, he boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas…for freedom…for the one who holds his heart. The unjust conviction no longer matters and revenge haunts him no more. Darlina Flowers, the woman who takes his breath away, waits ahead and with her by his side, nothing can stop him.
He is headed HOME AT LAST.
Five Star Review on Amazon
I love Home at Last! Country music singer Luke Stone has been to hell and back and has the scars to show. After being locked away for fifteen long miserable years, he’s free at last. He only wants to focus on his beautiful Darlina who never lost faith in him. By the time he steps off the bus and into her arms, the wedding has already been planned. There were many moving scenes in this story but the wedding was very touching. They wrote their own vows and spoke from the heart. I had tears welling up my eyes.
Even though Luke was out of prison, hard times weren’t over. Without a job and having to live on the little money Darlina had saved, they struggled to put food on the table by picking up pecans that had fallen from trees that no one owned. But the scene where Luke sold his guitar, the one thing that kept him from giving up in prison and the one constant in his life, so their pitiful little Christmas tree would have a few gifts for his girls under it deeply touched my heart. That showed the depth of his love for his family in such a huge way. I was overcome with emotion.
This book isn’t full of sadness and gloom. There are plenty of lighthearted moments. Every success was met with joy and love. It’s a story of family ties, a love that refuses to die, and a life well-lived. Jan Sikes does an outstanding job in telling this true story of hers and Rick Sikes’ amazing life together. Theirs was a lasting love that defied all odds.
About the Author
Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing career as a young girl, around the age of eight. Her first work was a gospel song. She had an uncle whom she loved dearly, but he was an alcoholic and his drinking caused such family discord that at times, resulted in him being banished from their home. So, she wrote a song about Uncle Luke finding Jesus. That is her first memory of feeling the passion deep down to her toes for writing and for music.
When her husband passed away in 2009, she thought someone would come along and write the story of his varied and unique life. She awoke one morning to realize she was the only one who could write it, since she was the only one there with him through it all. So, she took several Creative Writing courses at the local community college and went to work.
Her books are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart there is something worthy of sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories and yet this is truth. The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction fits these stories.
She is passionate about her writing projects and is driven to tell a story with the hope that it will touch someone’s heart or life in a positive way.
She also releases a music CD of original songs along with each book that fits the time period of the story. Why? Because the stories revolve and evolve around a passion for music.