Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review of 'Home for Christmas' by Roxy Boroughs

Home for Christmas 

by Roxy Boroughs

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.

**My thoughts**

This is one of those short Christmas reads that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. A bit of romance being rekindled between old lovers, a man finding a new appreciation for his family, an autistic child finding a permanent home and breakthroughs. It works as a stand-alone, which is how I read it. I am interested in checking out the other two books, to figure out more of the mystery.

This book has a lot of issues crammed into its few pages. Jimmy has his own secrets that he is hiding. His reasoning for coming reminds me a lot of Matt Damon's character in the movie Promised land. The big evil corporation is sending him into the small town, hoping that he can be the one to infiltrate the community and make the corporate magic happen. He has to relearn those small own values and examine his own beliefs. He also has his own personal struggles and has to deal with a life-changing revelation. 

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 as follows:

Want a little mystery along with your holiday romances this Christmas?

Then visit the Frost Family in Carol Falls, Vermont and enjoy these three heartwarming novellas.

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Before turning her attention to fiction, Roxy appeared in numerous TV commercials and movies, and ‘tread the boards’ in theaters from New York to Newfoundland.

In addition to HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, and the free short story LETTING GO, she’s also published two romantic suspense titles, the award-winning A STRANGER’S TOUCH and its sequel, a romantic comedy called CRAZY FOR COWBOY and the sweet romance anthology STORIES OF CHANCE ROMANCE with Brenda M. Collins.

Check them all out on her Amazon Page.

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