HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Publisher: Baucis & Philemon
Published Date: September 17, 2013
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description (from Amazon)
This holiday season, April Rochester must decide if her first love is merely “Home for Christmas” – or home for good.
James Frost, the black sheep of the family, is back in Carol Falls, Vermont, to build a big box store and prove he’s a success. His plans derail when he learns his high school sweetheart has moved back to town also, along with her autistic son, Marcus.
Ten years ago Jimmy and April eloped, only to be torn apart when April’s parents insisted on an annulment. Their love for each other never died, however, and this could be their second chance. But James has been hiding behind a mountain of secrets, one of them involving baby Holly, the abandoned child recently found at the family farm.
And all of James’ well-kept secrets are about to come tumbling down.
“Home for Christmas”, a 40,000 word sweet romance novella, is Book Two of “A Frost Family Christmas” trilogy. Each novella is a complete romance with a linking mystery connecting the three books.
The three titles in this series are:
Book 1 = “What Child is This” by C.J. Carmichael
Book 2 = “Home for Christmas” by Roxy Boroughs
Book 3 = “The Holly & the Ivy” by Brenda M. Collins
Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs is the second installment in the trilogy, “A Frost Family Christmas.” Although part of a trilogy, Home for Christmas can be a stand alone novella. The three novella’s are so heartwarming, however, I really can’t see how anyone would want to read one without the others. There is an underlying mystery that tie the three novella’s together. After reading the first installment, I eagerly started Home for Christmas which features another of the Frost siblings, James.
James Frost seems to be the black sheep of the family. He has several secrets and a heartbreaking past in his hometown of Carol Falls, Vermont. He returns home on a business trip and reconnects with his family and his one true love, April. James is intent on proving to all that he’s done well for himself. As he works toward this goal, secrets are revealed and it takes everything he has to face his past.
The characters in Home for Christmas are well developed. I was quickly endeared to them and immersed in the story. There were several times while reading that I had those moments that all readers love – those “jaw dropping” moments when a turn in the plot takes you completely by surprise. I was reluctant for the story to end and found myself craving to read more. Even though Home for Christmas was a great stand alone novella, I will be moving on to the third installment of “A Frost Family Christmas” and I can hardly wait!
Heat Rating: Sweet
REVIEWED BY: Molly Waters
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