“Julie Kibler grabbed me on the very first page and didn’t let go … What a marvel of a debut novel. Black and white, young and old, searching and missing and finding in each other a special understanding, companionship, and love, these characters are real and addictive. Calling Me Home was keenly conceived, impeccably plotted, and beautifully written.”
~ Barbara Delinsky, New York Times bestselling author of Escape and Not My Daughter
“Touching and unforgettable, Julie Kibler’s Calling Me Home is the kind of story that pulls you in from page one, grips your heart and absolutely won’t let go.”
~ Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter
“Calling Me Home is a journey into the heart where secrets hide and love reigns. Across the bridge of race and generation, Julie Kibler brings together two who profoundly influence each other as they reveal their stories and their heartbreak. With a stunning plot twist, Kibler reminds the reader that things aren't always as they appear and love has its own life.”
~ Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Coming Up For Air
“If Julie Kibler's novel Calling Me Home were a young woman, her grandmother would be To Kill a Mockingbird, her sister would be The Help and her cousin would be The Notebook. But even with such iconic relatives, Calling Me Home stands on her own; this novel uncovers a painful past that tells us so much about who we are, where we're going, and the people who are traveling with us."
~ Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home
"Pop some corn and grab a hankie before you start Calling Me Home because you won't want to put it down until you come to the end of this true journey of the heart."
~ Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey
“You’d never guess that Calling Me Home is a debut novel, Kibler’s writing is so wise and assured. Although the two strong women she’s created come from completely different backgrounds, the bond that grows between them is extraordinary, touching and believable. I laughed out loud in places and had tears in my eyes as I turned the last page. I can’t wait to watch Julie Kibler’s star rise!”
~ Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain
"Clear your schedule before you open up this thoroughly engaging book. CALLING ME HOME is a story about love in its many incarnations—in romance, friendships, and families; loves lost, and love regained. Kibler illuminates racial tensions many of us don’t realize still exist in this country, and shows how small acts of faith can make big inroads to acceptance. I closed the final page with a smile and a tear, humbled and eager to embrace life."
~ Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife
"Calling Me Home is a tenderly wrought story of love and secrets, heartbreak and healing, and the remarkable power of friendship to heal two women who find each other across the lines of time, generation, and race. Julie Kibler has written an original and moving debut novel that will linger with you for a long, long time."
~ Barbara O'Neal, author of The Garden of Happy Endings