#Blogtour #Review: Coming Home For Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne @raeannethayne @HarlequinBooks #ComingHomeForChristmas #LittleBirdPublicity
Release date - 24th September 2019
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - Harlequin
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I want to thank Katie from littlebirdpublicity.com for the opportunity to review this book by providing me with an e-copy via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas…
Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life. And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassie’s laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger and the feel of her husband’s hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that they’d moved on without her. That she’d missed too much. That perhaps she wasn’t the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them.
But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning?
Well, this book certainly packs an emotional punch so I'm warning you now when you sit down with COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by RaeAnne Thayne make sure you have the tissues close to hand.
For seven years Luke has raised his children alone wondering what really happened to his wife, whether she was gone forever, while some people suspected him of foul play. But thanks to a friend, Luke has found Elizabeth living a brand new life without them but he is taking her home so they can all move on. How could the woman he adored do this to them?
Seven years ago, caught in a tortured web of depression and grief, Elizabeth didn't know who she was or what was happening in her life. And when she remembered, she knew that she would destroy those she loved the most if she went back, so she left them behind. But always made sure to check in on them even when they didn't know it. But now she can no longer hide away and when she returns home, Elizabeth and everyone around her will have to deal with the past and grieve for everything they have lost. But is it too late to move on together?
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by RaeAnne Thayne confronts many sensitive topics is a such a gentle and kind way so hats off to the author for that. Elizabeth was so lost and I felt so sorry for everything that she went through as I got to know her more throughout the story. But my heart also broke for Luke, the man who loved her so much, whom she walked away from and I completely understood his anger, and I admired his sense of compassion in listening when she needed him to. The kids are amazing in this book and are really the stars of the show.
Compelling, emotional, and sure to touch your heart, COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by RaeAnne Thayne is a must-read this Christmas and another great addition to this series.
I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer.
Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged.
After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.
Through it all -- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor -- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.
I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try -- their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I've come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the "that's-it!" feeling I get when a story is flowing.
I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.
Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can't imagine my life any other way.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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