Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne

I saw that my local library had the audiobook version of this book available, and that the Goodread's rating for this book was excellent, so I decided to give it a try.  I was glad I did.

Elizabeth Hamilton is a woman who left her husband and 2 children 7 years ago while suffering post-partum depression and grieving the loss of her parents.  She is involved in a motor vehicle accident shortly thereafter which has left Elizabeth with physical and mental changes.  Recovery is slow for Elizabeth who has built for herself a new life in a nearby town.  She visits Haven Point to see how her family is doing but always from a distance.

When her husband Luke is threatened to be charged for her disappearance, he finds her and brings her back to town to confirm that she is indeed alive.  Relationships with her children, husband, family and friends have felt this seven year absence and may be a challenge to heal.

I appreciate books that address real-life issues such as post-partum depression, physical and mental challenges.  This author does so with empathy and kindness.  This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed her style, but felt this book to read a little slow for my taste.  Perhaps this is because this book is well into the Haven Point series (book #10) and I’ve missed the experience of having met characters before.

Thank you to my local Public library for allowing me to listen to the audiobook version of this book.

My rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

Have you read any other books in the Haven Point series?  Are there any you would recommend?

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