A Home for Christmas by Katie Eagan Schenck

romance, adult, contemporary, Christmas
October 11th 2022

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rating ❤❤❤❤
cover ❤❤❤
Brad has just one wish this Christmas: to find a real home. Having lost his parents before joining the Marines, he misses that sense of belonging and family. When he meets an introverted flight attendant on his journey to start his civilian life, he wonders if this might be his chance.

After a messy divorce, Shelly has decided the only person allowed within the brittle walls of her broken heart is her daughter, Lilly. At least, until she meets a friendly man who hails from her hometown while working a routine flight. When she learns he needs a place to stay, she offers the apartment over her garage out of the kindness of her heart – and her desperate need for extra cash.

Even as Brad endears himself to Shelly by saving the town's Christmas pageant, she attempts to keep her distance to protect the fragile stability she's built since her divorce. But Brad's willingness to walk the fine line between what Shelly's heart wants and what her head allows slowly wears down her resolve. And when Brad receives a job offer near the only family he has left, Shelly must decide whether she's willing to risk her heart again before he leaves her home, and her life, for good.

Shelly works as a flight attendant. It's not her dream job, but it pays the bills. But extended stays away aren't ideal since it's just two of them. She and her husband got divorced and he hasn't been in contact ever since.

Brad has retired from the Marines. He starts a new job after the New Year and has a few weeks to sort out his life and adjust to being a civilian. 

They bump into each other in the plane and the connection is instant. She offers him to stay with them in the apartment above the garage that she rents out, and he agrees. Spending all that time together, making new memories in the small town, brings them close, (with a little help from the matchmaking friends and family:) ) but old wounds don't heal so fast.

It's the sweetest Christmas romance, just oozing the Christmas spirit. It's on the short side, so it's a fast read. And it's very well written, I couldn't put it down!  Even though the romance is very fast to come, it somehow works. There is also a cat, which makes any book all that better. :) 

about the author
Debut author, Katie Eagan Schenck, writes sweet romance that warms the heart and gives all the feels. When she's not writing fiction, she's either working on regulations for the federal government or binging Hallmark movies. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, and their three cats.

happy reading,

thanks to Silver Dagger book tours for the book, all thoughts are my own


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