Monday, November 11, 2019

Review of Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the book tour for Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan! And welcome back to Indian Lake. I enjoyed coming back to this fictional town for another visit and am sharing all of my holiday thoughts with you today. Please be sure to follow the tour for more reviews and excerpts. And there's an absolutely amazing giveaway at the end!

Home for Christmas

(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

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**My thoughts**
First, I have to say that it's great to be back in Indian Lake! I've read a few other books from this series and enjoyed having an opportunity to go back to visit. Everyone is here, even a few people I may not necessarily remember, because I haven't read some of the books in the series. But for the holidays, the more the merrier!

This is your typical second-chance romance with a bunch of Hallmark movie thrown in. And because it is a Christmas book, that makes it fit absolutely perfectly. You can't help but love this formula at this time of year, because it always makes you feel good.

Joy left town years ago after her parents were killed, and left behind her beloved grandfather, a world full of friends, and the love of her life. She's doing OK in NYC, but you know she isn't truly happy. She's just going through the motions, and that includes her fiance, whom I disliked immediately from the get-go. 

She comes home when her grandfather dies, and of course runs into her ex-boyfriend Adam. He has also dealt with immeasurable loss in his life. And the sparks fly between the two of them almost immediately. You wonder how she could even consider selling off the greenhouses and returning to New York and her less than stellar life. 

So just like any good Hallmark Christmas story, the town bands together to help Joy achieve her grandfather's dream. You get all warm and fuzzy from how kind and generous everyone is. You swoon at how much Adam does for her, because naturally, this is also his dream with some of his own inventions thrown in. You want the two of them to acknowledge that they're still in love with each other. You get amused by Titus, Adam's precocious son, and all of the other young ones. And of course, you want Joy to stay where you know she is truly going to be the happiest. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HERS TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

- One winner will receive a $100 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- Two winners will each receive a signed copy of Home for Christmas with a bookmark (US only)
- Ends November 27, 2019

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  1. Christmas reads are a favorite of mine.

  2. Andi, My sincere thanks for your lovely review and I'm thrilled you like my mythical...though it's quire a real town, of Indian Lake. It's based on my hometown here in Indiana, La Porte, and truly...the townspeople here are just as they are in the books. Loving, giving and eager to help. I truly live in paradise!

  3. I love Christmas stories, and from the bit I have read,it sounds like a wonderful to my heart read. Hoping I get the chance to read her and such a pretty cover, I love that they added a poinsettia flower, so pretty!

  4. Great review! This story sounds really good.


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