Review: Coming Home For Christmas

Posted 28th November 2013 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Coming Home For ChristmasComing Home For Christmas by Jenny Hale
Also by this author: Summer by the Sea, A Christmas to Remember, The Summer House, We'll Always Have Christmas
Published by Bookouture on 1st October 2013
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 306
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be?

As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out…

Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter.

With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen… even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own…

Ahh it was amazing. It actually took me a few pages to realise it was in America.  I was expecting it to be set in an country estate in England.

I thought Ashford sounded beautiful. I loved the Brook. It sounded so pretty and it meant so much to Robert. Ashford is full of history which I really liked.

I really loved Allie. She was a natural with Paul and Sammy, she was definitely born to be a teacher. At first I wanted her to be with Kip at first but I soon realised her & Robert were made for each other. The more I read the more perfect I thought they were for each other.

Pippa was the best Grandma, she really cared about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even if her and Robert were always butting heads she was always thinking about him.

Sloane, Megan, Allie’s mum were all great characters. Anna was a great cook, I seriously need some of her hot chocolate.

I thought the ending was perfect. It was so sweet. I really loved it. If you love Christmas and a really heart-warming tale then you will love this book.

About Jenny Hale

When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result is Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about friends, family, and the magic of love at Christmas.

I released my second book, Love Me for Me, this past summer, and my next novel, A Christmas to Remember is out now.

When I’m not writing, I’m a District Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, a mother of two boys, and a wife to a very supportive husband.


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