Friday, December 20, 2013

REVIEW: Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs

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.

RATING: 4 stars

REVIEW: I would like to thank Promotional Book Tours and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I found this to be a very cute romance novel. It was the second in the series, but it could easily read as a stand-alone book. The only common thread between the three novels, besides the Frost family, was the appearance of a mysterious baby, and the continuance of that story line.
Jimmy comes home for Christmas, trying to show everyone in town how much he has improved himself as he has become an adult. Instead, he's found his high school sweetheart is back in town, the mother to an autistic child. Battling with his own hidden learning disability, Jimmy struggles to overcome his disability for the woman that he still loves.
The characters were believable, the struggles that April deals with on a daily basis being the mother of an autistic child, is almost painful to read. I felt so badly for her as she did her absolute best to break through to her son. It was enjoyable to read the budding romance between the two main characters and see how they evolve towards each other in their feelings.
The three titles in this series are:
Book 1 = WHAT CHILD IS THIS by C.J. Carmichael - Book 2 = HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Roxy Boroughs - Book 3 = THE HOLLY & THE IVY by Brenda M. Collins -
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. Roxy does an amazing job of capturing deep emotions in her writing, but Home for the Holidays left me with that wonderful heartwarming feeling I love in my holiday reading.

  2. I agree with Brenda, Roxy did an amazing job on this book. All three authors did a fantastic job with these stories. I really enjoyed reading them.