Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Review: Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson

Home for the Holidays
by Sara Richardson

Publisher: Forever
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  The Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy’s beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town’s annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven’t been back to Colorado in nearly fifteen years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can’t say no . . .

With her ex-husband whisking her children away for the holiday, Dahlia decides it’s time to do something for herself. Juniper Springs is just as beautiful as she remembers, but it’s also full of surprises — including the town’s handsome doctor, who makes her feel like herself again for the first time in years.

To the outside world, baker Magnolia has the ideal marriage. Only the pain and sorrow of infertility have strained her relationship with her husband, perhaps beyond repair. But a holiday miracle is about to change her life.

After a whirlwind romance, youngest sister Rose is about to be married, but as the wedding draws near, she’s unsettled by her fiancé’s expectations that she become a society wife. Spending Christmas with her family could be a necessary reality check — or the beginning of a brand-new happily ever after.

Thanks to the strength of their sisterhood, some mistletoe, and the love of their Aunt Sassy, the Buchanan sisters will discover what it is they truly want this Christmas.

Kritters Thoughts:  Three sisters who have completely different lives have been living them separately until their aunt calls them back to a small town in Colorado to celebrate "one last Christmas" at an inn where they all have great memories, so they all drop what they are doing and go.  

Dahlia is the oldest and after completing a divorce that doesn't seem so equal as she still does a lot for her kids and her ex, dropping it all to go to her aunt's home is necessary for her.  Magnolia owns a bakery and her and her husband have been battling infertility to the point where there is a large strain on their marriage, so an escape from life is perfect timing.  Rose is the baby of the sisters and she is close to saying I Do in a large Charleston society wedding and her mother in law has become the center of her world and she is questioning it all.  

With each sister getting the chance to narrate the story from their perspective, I loved this book as the sisters are rehabbing this inn that has meant so much to each of them and in this remote town in Colorado they are each able to get away from it all and take a breath and decide what each of them wants next in their lives.  I felt as though each sisters had an equal amount of drama and things going on in their lives, but nothing felt over the top.  

This is one of those holiday books that with the setting, the time and the characters it felt deep into the perfect Christmas holiday season and I want to pass this book along to all readers who love a good Christmas book that is easy to read even in the busiest of seasons. 

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Forever Publishing  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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