Monday, December 27, 2010

Review: Home In Time For Christmas by Heather Graham

ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2823-0 (sc)
Page Count: 285
Copyright: 2009

About the Author:
(Taken from inside back flap)

New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels, many of which have been featured by the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild.  An avid scuba diver, ballroom dancer and mother of five, she still enjoys her South Florida home, but loves to travel as well, from locations such as Cairo, Egypt, to her own backyard, the Florida Keys.  Reading, however, is the pastime she still loves best, and she is a member of many writing groups.  She's a winner of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, and is currently vice president of the Horror Writers' Association.  She's also an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.  She is the founder of The Slush Pile, an author band and performing group.

(Taken from back cover)

Centuries ago rose petals drifted gently to the ground ... like the snow on this Massachusetts night.

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 past be the future she truly longs for?

My Review:

I've always been intrigued by the stories where time travel is a part of the plot.  And, just like those past novels, this story intrigued me.

This novel was an extremely engrossing and easy read.  It is a definite page turner making you want to keep reading until the story ends. 

I do love happy endings in these types of stories and, for awhile, I wondered if a happy ending is what I would get.  The slight suspense made the story more enjoyable for me.

The characters in the novel were well-depicted, well-rounded and highly believable ... as if they were based on real individuals.

Overall, this novel is one of those stories that you enjoy reading simply for the pleasure of getting lost in a story for awhile.


  1. Sounds a neat story. I'd like to read it.

  2. I'll send it to you. Email me your physical address and I'll send it out this week. =)

  3. That's so kind. I'll really look forward to reading it.


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