Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara (Book Review)

Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

eBook (Review Copy)

Source: Sent to me by the author

Publisher: Self Published

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Humour

Publication Date: 2nd November 2018

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“In Japan…everywhere…red strings tie all people we meet together. Some strings are weak. Some have tangles. Some strong.”

Meryl—Vietnam War widow—misses her grown son, feels left out after her father’s recent marriage. A WWII Japanese flag falls into her hands. The gentle push of a love-struck professor starts her adventure—take the flag home. From the neon of Osaka, to the ancient capital Nara, to the forests of Akita, the trail follows a newspaper reporter, factory manager, ikebana teacher, a Matagi hunter and winds through Japanese culture, past and present. A story of shared humanity and love “in the simplest things.

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My Thoughts & Review

Firstly, I would like to thank the author for being so patient with me. She emailed me with a summary of the book and asked if I wanted to review her book back in January. I found the summary very interesting and agreed to review this book, but I’ve only just got around to it now.

It may have taken me a while to get to but it was all worth it in the end. It did take me a little of time to get into but by the end I really got into it.

I loved reading about World War II Japan and modern day Japan. It was so interesting to learn about the Japanese culture, both in the past and present.

Kaerou Time to Go Home is such an easy and relaxing read. It is well written and flows very well. It’s full of detailed descriptions that I really enjoyed reading.

Throughout the book we meet quite a few characters and at times I did wonder why they were included in the book but as we learn more about them through the back story it all starts to make sense. The characters may have been fictional but they seemed so real and I wanted to know more about them all.

A fascinating and enjoyable read that has a combination of genres and I think there is something for everyone. I highly recommend you give a go.

I also had to mention there is a beautiful picture at the back of the book which has been painted by a friend of the author.

My Rating


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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  1. Thank you, Mani, for being the first book review blogger to say yes to Kaerou for review. I love reading what you love about Kaerou! 🙂 Thank you with a big smile!

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