Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Tis the season for family and love? At least it's supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season is just another reminder of things she'd rather forget. When she left Sanctuary Island as an orphaned child, she never thought she'd go back except in her dreams, dreams she's kept alive by writing monthly column of her fictional small-town life, until her publishe Tis the season for family and love? At least it's supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season...

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Title:Home for Christmas
Author:Lily Everett
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1250074045
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Home for Christmas Reviews

  • Sue
    Oct 03, 2015
    Home for Christmas by Lily Everett was another enjoyable trip to Sanctuary Island for me. Libby is a writer and a story teller...only everyone who reads her work thinks her stories are real. Including her boss. When he comes up with a holiday plan on Libby's 'home' on Sanctuary Isla...
  • Kim
    Oct 09, 2015
    I?m enjoying an early Christmas season with some lovely festive reads. This is part of a series that I haven?t read- but I will definitely be looking out for more in the series on Sanctuary Island. It?s another American small town series- which always draw me in. You get to fall ...
  • Lady Heather
    Oct 20, 2015
    "A copy of this book has been provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review" 4.5 this could only happen at Christmas Stars! This was a wonderfully sweet and charming Christmas story. Every character in the story is in need of a Christmas miracle w...
  • Kathryn
    Oct 03, 2015
    Libby Leeds writes for a magazine, all about her wonderful life on Sanctuary Island where she is an exemplary cook, wife and possibly mother! All is well with the world except... Libby doesn't actually live where she says she does and her editor has said she must provide a wonderful Ch...
  • Danielle
    Sep 25, 2015
    Libby writes a columns about her life, cooking, and her husband but the problem is that it's all fictional. Her boss wants her to do a story on Owen and she comes clean but in order to keep her job she must go through with making Christmas special for the daughter Owen is just meeting....
  • Lis Carey
    Oct 10, 2015
    It's October, and the Christmas romance titles are coming fast and furious now. This is a good one. Libby Leeds "America's Favorite Cook," has a popular column in Savor magazine, about her life and adventures as a traditional homemaker on Sanctuary Island, off the coast of Virginia....
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 22, 2015
    I fell in love with falling in love at Christmas! I believe this is my first ever book by this author and it won't be my last. I thought Libby was an amazing character - spunky and a little on the shy side at first. Then she met Owen, a vet rehabbing on Sanctuary Island and the story w...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Oct 05, 2015
    Amanda's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Nothing says Christmas like going home for the holiday to be with family and then it snows. However it is a little bit more complicated for Libby Leeds, as she is heading home to Sanctuary Island for Christmas after being gone ...
  • Julie
    Sep 26, 2015
    Home for Christmas by Lily Everett is a 2015 St. Martin's publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Home for Christmas is a sweet and emotional story of family, forgiveness, healing and hope. Libby is a wri...
  • patricia
    Dec 29, 2016
    Home for Christmas would make a good Hallmark movie. Libby has been writing stories about her life on Sanctuary Island but there's a problem since she hasn't been there for many years. Plus she isn't married as she writes and she can't cook. Her boss finds out and tells her she is goin...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Nov 19, 2015
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Well, this was a disappointment. I have read Lily Everett before and really enjoyed her work so I decided that this would be the book that I would read leading up to Christmas this year. I just knew that this would be a...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    Mar 18, 2015
    HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (SANCTUARY ISLAND: #4) Written by Lily Everett 2015; St. Martin's Press (320 Pages) Genre: series, fiction, holiday, Christmas, romance, small-town RATING: 3 STARS "Tis the season for family and love?" In the previous novel, Heartbreak Cove, newcomer ...
  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    Nov 14, 2015
    **My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** Although this books is part of a series, it can most certainly be read as a stand alone book. Libby is a journalist who writes a column in a magazine about her life on sanctua...
  • Dorine
    Sep 09, 2015
    Rated 3.5 - Sweet romance lovers will enjoy this story of forgiveness and finding extended family to cherish when we least expect them. Elizabeth ?Libby? Leeds and Owen Shepard are new characters in the SANCTUARY ISLAND series. Libby?s grandfather is Dabney Leeds and Owen?s ...
  • Happily Ever Chapter
    Sep 16, 2015
    ** Provided by Publisher in Exchange for an Honest Review ** Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cover depicts a classic winter-y Christmas scene with horse-drawn sleigh, snow-covered cabin in the woods, and surrounding pines wrapped in lights. Synopsis sounds warm and filled with love,...
  • Heather
    Sep 16, 2015
    Having read several novels from the Sanctuary Island series, I was looking forward to another one. Especially one that centered around the holidays. All of these novels are contemporary small-town romances with endearing characters that are difficult not to like. Although there were a ...
  • Bette Hansen
    Mar 30, 2015
    I love these Sanctuary Island books and I think this is one of the best! The connection between Libby, Owen, and Owen's young daughter Caitlin is magical and brings all the beauty of the holiday season to the forefront of your heart. Yes, Libby is keeping secrets but her reasons are pu...
  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    Jan 18, 2018
    Libby Leeds has made a name for herself by sharing heartwarming stories of her perfect home life on Sanctuary Island as a world famous cook. Problem is Libby has not set foot on the island since she was a little girl, she Libby definitely isn?t famous, let alone can she cook. Libby n...
  • Lisa
    Jan 28, 2018
    Great Christmas story. The characters were flawed, but human and completely relatable. There were difficulties to overcome, that were real, helping to move the story along, but not contrived. Anything I can think to say about this wonderful story would be spoilers. I'll be looking for ...
  • Claire Robinson
    Mar 06, 2015
    5 - "At least we still have Christmas." Stars! I have been waiting for Home for Christmas pretty much since I finished reading it?s predecessor Heartbreak Cove back in February, and Lily Everett didn?t disappoint, the wait was worth it. Sergeant First Class Owen Shepard?...
  • Janice Sisemore
    Oct 09, 2015
    Home for Christmas Owen comes home after being hurt in war to get to know his daughter that has been staying with sister in Sanctuary island. He wants to give her a good Christmas. Libby that writes for a magazine and does stories about her in sanctuary island. Everyone thinks she ...
  • Toni FGMAMTC
    Dec 11, 2015
    3.5 stars Libby writes a column about her life in a small town. The problem is that it's all make believe. No one knows the real her so when a big story falls into the lap of her fictional life, she's backed into a corner. Owen is that big news. He's a wounded war hero that has w...
  • Debbie Oxier
    Dec 27, 2015
    I've read a lot of Christmas stories this year, especially since hurting my back so I have limited mobility at the moment. This book is at the top of my list. Wish I'd started it before Christmas. Even so, I enjoyed it immensely. It was everything a Christmas romance should be with a t...
  • Nadia
    Sep 25, 2015
    Home for Christmas is exactly what the tittle suggests, basically like every touchy-feely contemporary romance ever. You have the scarred hero, both physically and emotionally, whose eye was inexplicably caught by the shy, homely heroine, who has issues of her own. And they're both hom...
  • Isha Coleman
    Oct 02, 2015
    Libby is a woman who stopped believing in happily ever after a long time ago. So she creates her own. Full of half-truths and fantasies. Owen has experienced the horror and uncertainties of war. Changed by it all he has a better appreciation for life and the loved ones he left behind. ...
  • Maria V
    Dec 28, 2017
    Absolutely love this story! Heartwarming and heartbreaking. Libby was very easy to understand and relatable with all her fears and imperfections. One thing I would have enjoyed is reading Caitlin's perspective. There was a lot of good story there. The romance between Libby and Owen was...
  • Book Gannet
    Oct 01, 2015
    3.5 stars. If you?re looking for something sweet, cuddly and undemanding with plenty of Christmas cheer, then this book definitely fits the bill. Libby is a sweet woman who doesn?t go out much and spends most of days inside her tiny apartment dreaming up a perfect life while writin...
  • Kim Cesario
    Dec 21, 2016
    Won this through the goodreads giveaway.. It was okay. A little cheesy but I do love anything with christmas! ...
  • Terri Peer
    Jan 12, 2019
    This is a story that makes you feel warm and toasty when you read it. There is nothing jaw dropping or earth shattering but it?s a lovely romantic story and family, secrets, forgiveness and love. ...
  • Char (1RadReader59)
    Oct 22, 2015
    Once again Lilly Everett has written a book that tugs at your heart strings and right before Christmas. This book revolves around Libby Leeds (Elizabeth) who writes a blog that is her writings of fiction. On what it would be like to have loving family once again who lived back on Sa...