Book Review: Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs

With the holidays quickly approaching, Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs seemed like the perfect addition to my almost-Winter reading list. How did Book 2 of the Frost Family Christmas trilogy stand up to review?

Quick summary of Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs.  This holiday season, April Rochester must decide if her first love is merely “Home for Christmas” – or home for good. James Frost, the black sheep of the family, is back in Carol Falls, Vermont, to build a big box store and prove he’s a success. His plans derail when he learns his high school sweetheart has moved back to town also, along with her autistic son, Marcus. Ten years ago Jimmy and April eloped, only to be torn apart when April’s parents insisted on an annulment. Their love for each other never died, however, and this could be their second chance. But James has been hiding behind a mountain of secrets, one of them involving baby Holly, the abandoned child recently found at the family farm. And all of James’ well-kept secrets are about to come tumbling down. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, a 40,000 word sweet romance novella, is Book Two of ‘A Frost Family Christmas’ trilogy. Each novella is a complete romance with a linking mystery connecting the three books.

Home for Christmas packs a wonderful story into a short novel. The author does a wonderful job creating well developed characters and a sweet, sad, and mysterious storyline in a short, easy to read novel. I did not read the first book of the series yet--and there was never a point in Home for Christmas where I felt that I was missing details or information. Boroughs drops readers right into the story in the very first pages and keeps the story flowing at a wonderful pace to the end. Although short, the story is complete, well written, and not rushed.  

Would I recommend Home for Christmas? The book makes a wonderful, evening read. I am not an avid romance novel reader--often they are just too predictable and too similar. In Home for Christmas; however, Boroughs creates strong characters--that aren't perfect--and keeps readers interested in their unexpected twists and turns. I like a book that surprises me and keeps me wondering--Boroughs gives that and more in Home for Christmas. She also does a great job setting up my interest for the third book in the series, even if it is written by a different author.

The three titles in this series are:
Want a little mystery along with your holiday romances this Christmas?
Then visit the Frost Family in Carol Falls, Vermont and enjoy these three heartwarming novellas.
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Before turning her attention to fiction, Roxy appeared in numerous TV commercials and movies, and ‘tread the boards’ in theaters from New York to Newfoundland. In addition to HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, and the free short story LETTING GO, she’s also published two romantic suspense titles, the award-winning A STRANGER’S TOUCH and its sequel, a romantic comedy called CRAZY FOR COWBOY and the sweet romance anthology STORIES OF CHANCE ROMANCEwith Brenda M. Collins. Check them all out on her Amazon Page.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Angela. And thank you for the glowing review.



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