On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Home for Christmas
(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Can a magical Christmas under glass…
…bring them back together for good?
Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.
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There’s something special about Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan, making it an instant connection for me. Maybe I’m guilty of romanticizing small-town stories and coming home to family, but I never seem to tire of them. Adam and Joy’s story is one of reconnecting and building on a past foundation, as well as working to save a beloved family business belonging to Joy’s grandfather. I’m new to the Indian Lake series and suspect a few secondary characters have had their stories told previously, but that makes the series even more charming – and this story easily stands alone.
Home for Christmas is strong in all the areas that I care most about – the Indian Lake setting, family home and poinsettia greenhouse, growing relationship between Adam and Joy, and the caring townspeople. What could be more perfect for the Christmas season than growing poinsettias? Adam and Joy have a past of broken relationships and personal grief. Adam’s son, a precocious budding genius, steals the show, as well as hearts. And then there’s one of my favorite fictional characters, the fascinating Mrs. Beabots.
Home for Christmas is a touching story of forgiveness and second chances – on a personal level between Adam and Joy, and also as the community comes together in support and help. Home for Christmas would make a moving Hallmark movie and the company is missing a great opportunity if they don’t snatch this one up. But the book is even better than a potential movie because of all the richness and depth that a movie can’t convey.
I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HERS TO PROTECT (2019).
Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.
- One winner will receive a $100 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- Two winners will each receive a signed copy of Home for Christmas with a bookmark (US only)
- Ends November 27, 2019
- Ends November 27, 2019