Home For The Holidays by Sara Richardson | Book Review

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Home For The Holidays by Sara Richardson | Book ReviewHome for the Holidays by Sara Richardson
Published by Grand Central Publishing on September 22, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Holidays, Family Life, Siblings, Women, Romance, Contemporary, Friendship
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9781538718223
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four-stars

"Sara Richardson writes unputdownable, unforgettable stories from the heart" in this emotional holiday novel, where three sisters have one last Christmas to confront their pasts before their lives change forever (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author). The Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy's beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town's annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven't been back to Colorado in nearly fifteen years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can't say no . . .With her ex-husband whisking her children away for the holiday, Dahlia decides it's time to do something for herself. Juniper Springs is just as beautiful as she remembers, but it's also full of surprises -- including the town's handsome doctor, who makes her feel like herself again for the first time in years. To the outside world, baker Magnolia has the ideal marriage. Only the pain and sorrow of infertility have strained her relationship with her husband, perhaps beyond repair. But a holiday miracle is about to change her life.After a whirlwind romance, youngest sister Rose is about to be married, but as the wedding draws near, she's unsettled by her fiancé's expectations that she become a society wife. Spending Christmas with her family could be a necessary reality check -- or the beginning of a brand-new happily ever after. Thanks to the strength of their sisterhood, some mistletoe, and the love of their Aunt Sassy, the Buchanan sisters will discover what it is they truly want this Christmas.

The first official Christmas book I picked up this year was Home For The Holidays by Sara Richardson. Unfortunately I just lost all motivation to review. It wasn’t the book’s fault, but my fault I had no mojo in general. Thankfully, the holiday spirit has come over me and I feel renewed in my excitement to talk about holiday books. You should know that this was the perfect book to kick off my holiday reading.

Home For The Holidays is Sara Richardson’s book about three sisters set in Juniper Springs, Colorado. Rose, Dahlia, and Magnolia used to spend every Christmas visiting their Aunt Sassy at the Juniper Inn. However, they’ve all gone their separate ways over the past fifteen years. When they get the invitation to spend the holidays with Aunt Sassy, they cannot resist. The three sisters discover that Sassy is going to sell the Juniper Inn and this is the last Christmas they will have there. They are determined to lean in and give the inn one last special celebration.

Each sister also comes into the story with her own issue. Rose is engaged to someone who is VERY important in society, but she’s finding herself stifled. Of course, she meets a man who is a whole lot less formal with her fiance. They get off to the wrong foot, but she can’t stop thinking about him. Dahlia has just recently been through a divorce. Her ex-husband is taking the children to Paris. And so, Dahlia whose identity was so wrapped up in keeping her family managed now rediscovers herself and has an attraction to a very cute doctor. Magnolia is a baker from Florida. She has loved so hard on her husband, but their fertility issues are really taking a toll on the marriage. Magnolia has to decide what is worth fighting for and come to terms with her situation.

I was so invested in all three sisters. Seriously, I could have read a separate book starring each sister. All three have problems that are legitimate and real. Yet, they let the bonds of sisterhood help them through these problems. I loved that Home For The Holidays showed the sisters that they could rely on each other and that falling out of touch wasn’t for the best. This book then reinforced their relationships with each other. Plus, the meet cutes and the romances were very sweet and just put me in such a good mood. Although, I’ll admit there were also times that I had teared up a little reading Sara Richardson’s story.


On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does Home For The Holidays Have?

Home For The Holidays by Sara Richardson is the perfect book to kick off your Christmas reading. I felt so invested in the three sisters while reading it. There’s this wonderful town Christmas tree where the decorations have special meaning. Plus, there is a holiday celebration event at the Juniper Inn that the three sisters get to help plan this year. Also, we have the message of family togetherness. This is a gentle, wonderful book bursting with spirit. It is perfect for a low key read about the holidays that won’t stress you out.

four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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