Book Review: Home for Christmas by Lily Everett

December 4, 2015 Book Reviews 2

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Home for Christmas by Lily EverettHome for Christmas (Sanctuary Island, #4) by Lily Everett
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Pages: 320
Source: NetGalley
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Tis the season for family and love…
At least it's supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season is just another reminder of things she'd rather forget. When she left Sanctuary Island as an orphaned child, she never thought she'd go back except in her dreams, dreams she's kept alive by writing monthly column of her fictional small-town life, until her publisher sends her back home for the holidays.
Owen Shepard is a fallen hero, wounded in action rescuing three of his fellow soldiers, but after a whirlwind of media attention, all this charismatic Army Ranger wants is to get back on his feet and make it to Sanctuary Island to be with his daughter in time for Christmas. What he didn't expect was to be put on a crash course with a columnist hiding her past. Will the magic of Sanctuary Island at Christmastime allow them to find healing together?


My thoughts

You know there is going to be a character arc when the lead character is starting to tell lies. And I was crossing my fingers that the character arc wouldn’t send this gal into a tail spin because I really like her!

This is book four in the Sanctuary Island series. I received this through Netgalley so I have not read the first three but not knowing any of the characters I still felt right at home. This is just lovely and the characters are tangible. The plot had me worried for a bit but the read is worth it!

Libby is the type of gal that is so sweet and endearing that nobody could hate her! I loved her from the instant I opened up this book in my Kindle. She doesn’t know that though, which makes her even more endearing. She’s worried about setting up a scene in her column that makes her look like the perfect little housewife. She cooks, cleans, takes care of her hubby and their chickens. What’s not to like? Except for the fact that it is all based on lies.

Her boss corners her and creates a situation that she feels she cannot get out of. She has to find a hubby and cater to her boss’s every need while being attracted to a man that is definitely not her fictional hubby.

As you can imagine hosting a Christmas party when you cannot even cook is a lot to handle. Libby is just the person to fake it!

Owen overhears her “husband” telling another woman that their marriage is hardly what it seems and he wants to strangle the man. They have a connection and he wants to deepen that connection but not while she is married, even if it is to a scoundrel. Owen also has his daughter and his future career in the military to worry about. Nothing is going his way so how can he worry about a woman that isn’t even his?

These two are fabulous together! The drama! Ohhhhh… there is a lot of drama in this one. It is worth getting through because the ending is fabulous!

I cannot wait to read more from this series. Love it!


About Lily Everett

Lily Everett grew up in a small town in central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although she’s lived many other places since, from college in Philadelphia to her first publishing job in New York City and her current home in Austin, Texas, she never forgot the beauty and warmth of her little hometown. She is thrilled to be writing the Sanctuary Island series full time because it allows her to combine her longstanding love of romance with the memories of her childhood home.

Lily’s alter ego is Louisa Edwards. Under that name, she is the author of the Recipe for Love series, sexy contemporary romances with hot chef heroes set in the high-stakes, fast-paced world of professional restaurants.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Home for Christmas by Lily Everett”

    • Christina

      It was so cute! I was worried because I always forget to check and then I got the book and noticed on Goodreads after I had downloaded it. I still try to give them a good shot even if they are a part of a series. Sadly most of the time it just does not work! This one did though. I loved it! Totally recommend and it isn’t long!