Sunday, September 29, 2019

#Review ~ Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne ~ @raeannethayne @SarahBurningham

My Review of Coming Home for Christmas: 

RaeAnne Thayne has a new book out and it's a Christmas Story! Woo hoo! I just adore Ms. Thayne's writing and I LOVE Christmas stories!  

I was so excited to get my hot little hands on a copy of Coming Home for Christmas and when I did I actually read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down there just was no way I could put it down without finding out more. There was a lot going on and I just had to see what was around the next corner. The characters are very well written and I quickly bonded with them. The storyline, oh my goodness the storyline is fabulous!

Elizabeth Hamilton suffered a horrific loss when both of her parents were killed. She loved them so much and the family was so close she had a horrible time trying to cope and pick up with life without them. When she found out she was pregnant with her first child she was thrilled but still felt the loss that her parents would never meet her child and her child would never meet her parents. postpartum depression hit her hard. When her second child was born not much later she thought it would help make things better. She once again suffered severe postpartum depression. She disappeared one night and no one has heard a peep out of her in seven years.

Her husband Luke adored his wife. He loved her so much and so wanted to help her. When she dsappeared it broke his heart. He has done his best with the help of his family to raise two incredible children on his own. This guy is truly one of the good guys. When he found out his wife was alive he went to bring her home to help answer some questions. I won't tell you too much about that. You are going to want to read this incredible book for your self.

Luke, his family, and his kids were all not very excited to see his wife but thrilled that she was alive. Luke doesn't know how to feel. This guy has a heart of gold and may come off gruff at times but under that gruffness is the hurt, disappointment and the guilt he feels that he couldn't help her more before she left. He finds out things about the time she has been gone and starts to see things in a little different light. 

Elizabeth's life has not been easy. She has been through a lot. I suggest grabbing the Kleenex box before you settle in to read. You just might need to wipe a few tears, I certainly know I did. I truly enjoyed watching Luke and Elizabeth get to know each other again and remember the good times in their past. There is just so much to say about this incredible story but I hate to spoil it for you. I will say there were times I just wasn't sure what was going to happen or if there was any chance these two could possibly put their family back together or if they wanted to. 

Ms. Thayne has a way of writing a story that really touches my heart, takes my feelings on an emotional roller coaster ride but then somehow manages to wrap it all up in a perfect ending. 

If you love emotional Christmas stories, are a fan of RaeAnne Thayne's already, enjoy small-town romance books or are just looking for one incredible story to read then you have to grab this book. This is part of the Haven Point series but it stands just fine on its own. If you have had the pleasure of reading the other books in this series then you are going to love the chance to catch up with old friends and see how things are going in their lives. See what the ladies of the Haven Point Helping Hands are working on, who might be expecting, and just how everyone is. I know I love a series where I can go visiting to catch up. It truly does seem like visiting old friends with Ms. Thayne's books. 

I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

You may find more of my thoughts on RaeAnne Thayne's work here

About Coming Home for Christmas:
Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas…

Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life. And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassie’s laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger and the feel of her husband’s hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that they’d moved on without her. That she’d missed too much. That perhaps she wasn’t the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them.

But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning?