Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be?
As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out…
Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter.
With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen… even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own…
What a brilliant and warm Christmas story! I first heard about this book on twitter and was very excited to read it. After checking the blurb I knew I was going to enjoy it straight away. After all, I’m a huge fan of Christmas reads and romance stories. ‘Coming Home for Christmas’ exceeded my expectations! This is a beautiful story that will warm your heart and get you in festive mood.
Readers, there are just so so many things I loved about this book.
This book is filled with such lovable characters. I’m usually pleased when I get to connect with one or two of them, but Jenny Hale made me care for all of them who were brilliantly portrayed. I can’t decide who I loved more, Allie, Robbert the modern day scrooge, old but wise Pippa or Kip the flirt? they are all memorable and lovely.
Coming Home For Christmas is a story about what really matters in life – family. The tragedy that torn the Marleys apart was definitely a tear breaker. They have their ups and downs and despite being wealthy and disjointed at the beginning, you can feel that they still care about each other.
The romance part was gradually built, which made this book feel more real. Coming Home For Christmas is definitely a warm and beautiful read.