Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Christmas Homecoming (Sunriver Dreams #2) by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Title: A Christmas Homecoming (Sunriver Dreams #2)
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Pages: 190
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mountain Brook INK
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?

     Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?

     Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well as his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?

My review:

     This is a delightful holiday romance.

     This is a stand-alone story. Some of the characters from the first book are in it as secondary characters though.

     Both Bailey and Stephen are extremely well developed. They are each carrying wounds from the past that have shaped who they are. They believe in God and that is a strong foundation for anyone to have.

     I really enjoyed the way the relationship between Bailey and Stephen slowly built from just meeting to friends and on. They were both willing to take things slowly and careful to not put themselves in a compromising position. This was a breath of fresh air for me.

     This is a very sweet story that is perfect for reading during the holidays. I’m giving it a rating of 5 stars as well as recommending it.

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