Book: A Home for Christmas
Authoress: Deborah Grace Staley
Length: @185 pages
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Genre: Adult Fiction | Romance
First line: "They say you can never go home."
My summary: Dr. Janice Thornton has always dreamed of having a family. Now she has a chance at then when an uncle she never even knew she had offers her his small town practice just down the street from a dreamy single carpenter. Will Janice really leave her big city practice for family? Will she give the dreamy carpenter a chance? Will the road really lead home?
My say: Christmas reads are often terribly cliche or too sweet. But A Home for Christmas is better than that. It has beautiful complicated characters who suffer from realistic insecurities and are easy to relate to. The result is a lovely coming home and love story that just happens to take place at the most magical time of the year.
My verdict: I loved this story because it is sweet but full of layers.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
My favorite part: The town angel who just happens to pop in at the right time.
My Meter Readings:
Kiddie-o-meter: This one is safe for even tweens. It remains chaste and contains no foul language or social commentary. The only violence is a fight between two brothers.
Adult-o-meter: Adults will relish in the sexy moments, subtle complexities, and idyllic town.
Noteable: This novel is part two in a series about the town of Angel Ridge Tennessee. Each novel is independent and it is not necessary to read the one before it. The first book is called Only You.
Click here to read the first chapter of Only You and A Home for Christmas.
Click here to visit the Angel Ridge blog.
Click here to visit the author's page.
My final say: I love and dream of living in a small town. How about you? Do you enjoy small town reads?