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Coming Home for Christmas

Coming Home for Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Hale
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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Coming Home for Christmas is a beautifully observed story about the importance of family, the magic of Christmas, and falling in love one snowflake at a time.

Fans of Trisha Ashley, Susan Wiggs, Carole Matthews and Susan Mallery – and anyone who loves the sound of carols and the twinkling of lights on the Christmas tree – will adore Jenny Hale's feel-good debut.

Christmas is a time for family... isn't it?

Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be?

As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out...

Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter.

With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen... even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own...

Praise for Coming Home for Christmas

I fell in love with Coming Home For Christmas as soon as I was introduced to both Allie and the Marley family. It’s very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley’s were just awesome. Not your typical rich family, they weren’t particularly snobby or anything, they didn’t just see Allie as the ‘help’ and I just immediately wanted to become a part of their family! I wanted to live in Ashford, in the beautiful sounding house, with wings! WINGS! Can you imagine living in a house that has wings?

I really just loved this book so much. It’s set in Virginia and it made me want to visit, it’s so rare to find a book set in the USA that’s not New York or Boston or LA. Jenny Hale is such a fabulous writer with such an eye for characters you’ll fall in love with. I certainly fell in love with Robert. I can’t wait for Jenny’s second book, this was just super amazing and it kept me reading all day with barely a pause. Read it, it’s the perfect Christmas story, heck it’s perfect for any time of year. Coming Home For Christmas, remember that title and buy it now, you will not regret it!

I loved this story, there wasn’t one unlikable character, in fact I found myself loving the Marley’s and their family dynamics. Kip is flirtatious and good looking, you can feel the attraction him and Allie have from their very first meeting. But for me the relationship between Allie and Robert had me enraptured, the changes the employee brings out in the employer is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.

A festive debut to warm the heart whatever the season, which leaves you eagerly awaiting more from Jenny Hale!’ The Love of a Good Book

OMG, there are just so, so many things I loved about this book. First, the characters! Guys, let me tell you, I’ve read so many books yet I can’t actually recall reading a book with so many loveable characters… But what I loved the most is probably the fact this is not yet another romance story. Coming Home For Christmas is a mesmerizing story about what really matters in life – family.

With Christmas coming soon, I think it’s the PERFECT time to read it. Strongly recommended for all HEAs addicts:)’ This Chick Reads

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2107 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bookouture (2 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FL86ZK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come Home To This! 6 Oct 2013
By Leah Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I have just finished my first Christmas book of 2013 in the middle of September (I know) and it was AWESOME. I actually said on Twitter that, really, there's no perfect time to read Christmas books when you live on an island that has permanent sunshine 99% of the time, and because I had set up an interview with Jenny Hale, I decided September was as good a time as any to read her debut novel Coming Home For Christmas, and I am so glad I did because it was such a wonderful, enjoyable novel. I finished it in a day, and it's been a while since I've been this caught up in a book but I loved every page and I was desperately rooting for Allie to get herself a happy ever after and I knew exactly who I wanted her to get her happy ending with!

Coming Home For Christmas introduces us to Allie, who after losing her job, returns to her mother's house in Virginia and finds herself having to start all over again. Enter her sister, Megan, a real-estate mogul who has the perfect job for her sister; becoming the in-house manager of Ashford house, which belongs to the wealthy Marley family. The house is to be sold, but until it is, Robert Marley needs someone to look after everyone in the house and Megan thinks Allie is the perfect choice. Allie takes the job and finds herself more than embroiled in the life of the Marley family, and as she gets to know the Marley family better, it may be that Allie could be the family saviour when it comes to the stubborn Marley's...

I fell in love with Coming Home For Christmas as soon as I was introduced to both Allie and the Marley family. It's very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley's were just awesome.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas read! 31 Oct 2013
Okay, it's still October but I love Christmas and this is third Christmas book I've read so far and what's not to like? This has a good story with very good characters and is written by a female (Jenny Hale) which always adds an extra warmth to romantic stories. I really liked Allie and Robert, and the focus on how important family are - especially at Christmas! I read this book in no time at all and can highly recommend it. If you like a bit of comedy thrown in with your romantic Christmas reads, I can also recommend I'm Dreaming of a Wilde Christmas (A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy) which will have you howling!

From what I can gather, Coming Home For Christmas is Jenny Hale's first book? - if it is, then I believe she has a great future ahead of her as writer. I will look out for more of her books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WOnderful! 6 Dec 2014
What a lovely and heart warming Christmas story. <3

To be honest: I took me a while to get into the story, but then I loved it and couldn’t put it down.

Allie is a very charismatic character with a big heart and caring personality. She wants to be independent and find a new job, but then her sister tells her about a job at a rich families house. She meets her employer Robert once and that’s it.

She gets to know his family, especially his brother Kip. Well, to two of them get closer and it’s interesting to read about her reactions and feelings towards him.

Allie is on the phone with Robert A LOT. You can sense their chemistry immediately. She tries to convince him to come home for Christmas. After a lot of times of saying no, he comes.
This is not a typical lovestory, which makes the book really special in my eyes. The main characters get to knoe each other over the phone and via emails and already fall in love (well, they don’t realise it) and only after that they meet and think about their real feelings.

I loved the scenes with Allie and Robert. So emotional and interesting. I was always waiting for something to happen between them. Well, …

It’s great to see how one person can change a whole house and a man. Sometimes all you need in life is love and the right person beside you.

There are still some twists and turns in the story, which make it more lively and unexpected.

Such a wonderful Christmas read, can’t wait to read Jenny’s next novel.

Rating: 4.5
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read ! couldn't put it down ! 23 Nov 2013
By mand80
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I loved this book ! It didn't drag on like some chic lit books , was exciting from start to finish ! Would def recommend !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coming home for Christmas 23 Nov 2013
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I found this a magical and enchanting story it was a bit obvious how it would end but nevertheless it was still a lovely book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great christmas read 22 Nov 2013
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A lovely christmas story. Characters that you really start to feel for. I would highly recommend. Looking forward to more books from Jenny hale
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Nov 2013
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I read this book in 2 days! I loved although it may have been a little predictable. The romance, importance of family and holiday antics were enough to get me into the Christmas spirit. Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely winter book 20 Oct 2013
By Helen
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I really enjoyed this book, it is a lovely romantic tale with great characters and of course a happy ending. I thoroughly recommend this book if you want to escape reality for a few hours . I look forward to reading more form this writer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars weak, boring, and just not credible.
A book club read. The storyline was just not credible (give a random stranger a job without checking credentials, let them live in your house with not a clue what to do or how to... Read more
Published 2 days ago by crazylegs
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down!
Thoroughly enjoyed the journey of many relationships in this book, and the message of family and love. Couldn't put this book down!
Published 2 days ago by kirsty elson
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Thank you for a wonderful story. This book made me feel all warm and Christmassy, which is exactly what I wanted. A must read :)
Published 3 days ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Simply brilliant and so well written! A good selection of characters and relationships between them. I enjoyed every page
Published 7 days ago by Brian
3.0 out of 5 stars Charming Christmas Story
Easy to read story, a relaxing read for anyone that just wants a nice heart warming Christmas story, very enjoyable!
Published 8 days ago by FionaF
1.0 out of 5 stars dull book
a really boring book. stupid protagonist. the characters do not come to life at all. no interesting plot points. dull, dull, even a mills and boon story would be a better read.
Published 8 days ago by bof
5.0 out of 5 stars great Christmas read
Fantastic book a real happy xmas story to read at Christmas. The relationship between the allie and everyone she comes in to contact with is amazing
Published 10 days ago by Emma Hammill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good service
Published 10 days ago by Janice Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars lovely story
A nice read, and although predictable and well written story. I liked all the different characters and how they develope
Published 12 days ago by Anna E. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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