Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson


I am a big fan of Christmas/holiday reads. Even in the heat of summer, I enjoy the temporary escape to one of the happiest times of the year. Home for the Holidays is my first Christmas read for 2020. With all the craziness of this year so far, I cannot think of any year I’ve needed my Holiday fix more.

This beautiful story is about the love of three Buchanan sisters. The sisters have been apart for many years, living in different states, and reunite at the request of their Aunt for one more special Christmas at her Colorado Inn. Each of the sisters is experiencing change and challenge in their lives. Dahlia is recently divorced, and her ex-husband has taken their children to Paris for the holidays along with his new, much younger girlfriend. Magnolia has experienced many miscarriages over the recent years and desperately wants a child. Her husband has said that the expense, both monetarily and psychologically, is too great to try again. Rose is the youngest sister and is engaged to marry into one of the most well to do families in her state. She’s unsure if she is making a mistake marrying into this family given that her fiancé’s mother is overbearing and demanding. With fond memories of childhood Christmases at the Inn, and the joy of reuniting, be just what the sisters need to provide them with clarity about their futures?

I really enjoyed this holiday read. The book flowed effortlessly and the characters were all relatable and well-developed. I could feel the love between the sisters as well as their appreciation of the memories that they had created with one another in their earlier years. I also recognized the level of self-reflection each of the women experienced during their stay. While I enjoyed the moments of romance, I appreciated that this was not the focus of the book. It is my hope that Home for the Holidays will become the first in a series, as I finished the book wanting more.

Thanks to Netgalley and Forever/Grand Central Publishing for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

14 comments:

  1. I love the charm and fun of a christmas novel and this sounds like a delightful read! Great review!

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.com/

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  2. This sounds like a fantastic book. Thank you for the review. I've added it to my must read list.

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  3. I love that this kind of feels like a festive made-for-TV movie! Sounds like a really sweet read and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as you did. :)

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  4. This book is on my TBR, but this is the first review I've read about it. It's good to see you liked it! Makes me excited to read it.

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  5. I love a holiday read and this one sounds great!!

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  6. This sounds so cosy and fun! Thank you for the review 😊

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  7. Great review! This sounds like a perfect Christmas read. Thanks for sharing, I've been looking out for books like these for my holiday reading list this year!

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