Homes are often our sanctuary, the place that holds and cares for us, however they can become our prison, or house memories that haunt our very being. Here I have chosen fourteen novels where the dwelling places sitting within hold the story together. From historical fiction and gothic thrillers, through to modern and contemporary and relationship tales, there are a variety of stories on offer here. The buildings are of huge importance, and at times carry the story, allowing the words to drift through them creating intense and evocative feelings. There are the homes that wrap themselves in a loving warm hug around the residents, and then of course, there are the houses that whip into thoughts, taking them apart, holding the occupants to ransom with their very essence. I do hope you enjoy these novels and enter each with a particular awareness for the homes sitting within, waiting for you with their doors wide open.