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 publisher sends her back home for the holidays.
Owen Shepard is a fallen hero, wounded in action rescuing three of his fellow soldiers, but after a whirlwind of media attention, all this charismatic Army Ranger wants is to get back on his feet and make it to Sanctuary Island to be with his daughter in time for Christmas. What he didn't expect was to be put on a crash course with a columnist hiding her past. Will the magic of Sanctuary Island at Christmastime allow them to find healing together?
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 won the hearts of the nation. This Christmas he will be united with his daughter for the first time. What he wants for the future is uncertain.
He's unsure about what awaits him on Sanctuary Island. He's been semi-running from his past. She has no idea how she's going to pull off this character she's suppose to be in front of a live audience. This is a funny mix up story told from different points of view where the coverups keep building and the players go to crazy lengths to keep things rolling. Everything that can go wrong does, but it also goes very right. It's a story of family, forgiveness and love.
I recommend Home for Christmas to those looking to really get in the holiday spirit. It's sweet, funny, thoughtful and endearing.