Home for Christmas by Kathryn Shay

Home for Christmas

byKathryn Shay

Kobo ebook | August 9, 2012

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Secrets and lies. Mistaken identity. All wrapped up in a touching Christmas theme of forgiveness and second chances. That’s HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (formerly published as A CHRISTMAS LEGACY) by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. 

Nominated for RT Book Reviews Best Superromance in 2000 when Kathryn Shay was named Storyteller of the Year in 2001, both by RT Book Reviews.

“Ms. Shay explores the emotional balance between anger and forgiveness via richly drawn characters and compelling conflict.” RT Book Reviews 

When Jacob Steele returns home after fifteen years, it isn’t to reconnect with the town that loved him. Instead, his motivation is purely financial. He needs capital and he isn't above claiming the inheritance bequeathed to him by the father whom he felt betrayed him. Unfortunately for the man who now calls himself Jay Lawrence, the inheritance comes with conditions. These conditions will keep Jay in Riverbend for a month working in the family bookstore. If he decides not to fulfill the terms, the bookstore and the farmhouse he used to cherish go to the manager, Kate McMann. Jay isn't about to let a woman, whose ambiguous relationship with his father is questionable, get her hands on his inheritance. Keeping his identity a secret, he sets out to confront her, never knowing that she and her twin daughters will change his plans, not to mention his life, forever in this story of redemption and second chances.

“Kathryn Shay is one of the most talented authors on the category romance scene. Her books are always intelligent, her characters realistic, and her plots believable. Hope Santa drops this one into your stocking!” The Romance Reader

“Shay has written a heart wrenching, deeply moving story of the restorative power of love.”  Old Book Barn Gazette

If you like this holiday romance be sure to check out other Kathryn Shay books with a Christmas romance theme: BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, CHASING THE FIRE (FLASHOVER) and THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS anthology.

Title:Home for ChristmasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Kathryn ShayLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This! There's something about this particular Harlequin novel that has always stood out in my mind. Jacob Steele returns home for the first time in fifteen years, and decides to stay undercover to discover what's really going on with the woman taking over his father's bookstore, who appears to everyone else as a sweet single mother, but he's sure he knows better. Using an alias, he ends up staying with her and giving himself the perfect opportunity to find out what sinister plans she actually has. However, the joke may be on Jacob when he discovers there's a lot more to this woman and her twin daughters than he ever could have thought, and did he maybe just ruin the best thing that could have ever happened to him? This Christmas Harlequin has remained one of my all time favorites despite the hundreds and hundreds that I've read, and I highly recommend picking this one up, and all the other books in the Welcome To Riverbend series.
Date published: 2016-12-02