vendredi 7 décembre 2012

Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham

Hello to all,

                     i'm so happy to have found this book and to share it with you....even more today when outside the snow is making the world magical and peaceful...a little magic so take a good cup of tea ( or coffee is you really prefer), or hot cocoa and just enjoy

Happy Reading!

Publisher: Mira Books
Publication: 2010
ISBN:  0778328236
Genre: holiday romance, fantasy, historical
Violence: light

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

 Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man--clad in Revolutionary War-era costume--appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier executed by British authorities.

Bringing Jake to her parents' house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners and strange clothes. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical, but her family is fascinated. So is Melody. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she's ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant pas be the future she truly longs for?

My opinion:
         Fabulous, magical, romantic story. I’ve just finished reading it and I wouldn’t mind starting over immediately just to go back in this wonderful ambience so perfect for the season.  I didn’t know exactly what I was going to feel because it’s my first holiday romance and I’m so happy to have started with one as good as this one mixing all I love: magic, fantasy, history and a sweet romance it’s a wonderful start for me and the message in it is so true and adapted to the season I couldn’t avoid to fall in love with this book.

Jake is so loyal and he wants to fight for what he believes as important. Even in the hardest moment of his life, just moment before his execution he is still trying to comfort his executioner who has became a friend and his last thought is for his loved ones not for a miracle for himself. I could feel his despair when he saw his sister, heather Graham wrote that so wonderfully. He is polite and so patient, He knows Melody doesn’t believe him, it hurts him but he isn’t angry and since he is planning to go back to his sister, only to protect her, to be sure she is safe and sound, he accept to  renounce to the love he found. He loves Melody but since he thinks he can stay with her he tried to avoid letting his feeling known so as not to hurt her. I love his acceptance and the faith he has in every ones.
Melody is stubborn and a realistic woman, quite curious since she is also an artist, she can’t believe Jake’s story. She absolutely refuses to see it as a possibility even with so many proofs under her nose.  She loves her family very much but in the same time she doesn’t believe in them, she thinks her mother crazy and her father a little too because he want to be an inventor… so in a way she doesn’t really love them for who they are. Jake coming in her life, disturb her but also gives her the opportunity to see all the reasons why she should be grateful and to discover the true meaning of faith.

I loved to have glimpse of history from Jake point of view and the romance, slowly building as they learn more about each others  it was well written and in the right rhythm.
I don’t want to reveal too much because it’s part of the magic but I was deeply touched by the message of tolerance of this book, no matter in what you believes as long as you want to do goods and are truthful in your beliefs those can be all part of the same reality. Also the part about the gift… you can receive the good gift while you don’t know it was what you needed it’s a good message when we get the real meaning of it.

 Heather Graham managed to make me cry as well as hope at least a little so I really recommend this book  for this period of the year but not only and it would make a good gift to all the romantic souls in the harsh winter.

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
Book read for the 2012 TBR reading

2 commentaires:

  1. Brilliant review! this is my first time coming across this book but it sounds like something i might like. :)

  2. thank you and if you get your hand on this book try it i think you will really enjoy it