Eight years after fleeing Christmas Falls because of a high school prank gone wrong, Ashley Brooks receives a mysterious letter from her mentor asking her to come home. She arrives to face all she left behind—her family, her friends, and the rich boy she’d loved who would never date the girl from the wrong side of town.
Brent Donnelly, high school jock, brainiac, and dutiful son did everything right until the day Ashley returns to Christmas Falls. With one look at the girl who got away he questions all his life choices, including following in his father’s footsteps in the family business.
Faced with a potentially devastating decline of tourism in their hometown, Brent and Ashley must work together to save the magic of their town, but when Ashley discovers he still has feelings for her best friend she must finally face the real reason she left Christmas Falls—to try to heal her broken heart.
Seven fabulous authors bring you this holiday romance series about a group of special friends returning to their hometown at the request of their high school mentor. Each book is a standalone, but read them all to fully enjoy the journey of these remarkable women and their emotional reunion with their mentor, an incredible woman who changes their lives and helps save a small town community forever.
Titles in the Return to Christmas Falls series include: Homecoming in Christmas Falls by Ciara Knight – Honeymoon For One in Christmas Falls by Jennifer Peel – Once Again in Christmas Falls by Becky Monson – Rumor Has It in Christmas Falls by Melinda Curtis – Forever Yours in Christmas Falls by Susan Hatler – Love Notes in Christmas Falls by Beth Labonte – Finding The Truth in Christmas Falls by Danielle Stewart
Title: Homecoming In Christmas Falls
Series: Return to Christmas Falls
Author: Ciara Knight
Published: October 23, 2017
My Rating: 5 stars
Ash left Christmas Falls immediately after graduation and didn’t look back – she couldn’t because it simply hurt too much. She headed for the Florida Keys, built a successful business and lived her life, even though there were empty spots that she couldn’t find a way to fill. It would take a letter from a beloved mentor to get Ash to even consider returning. Miss Anna Cate believed in Ashley, and her six best friends. She’d seen something in them all and if there was one woman in the world that Ash would do anything for, no matter how much it hurt, it was Miss Anna Cate.
Homecoming In Christmas Falls has the feel of so many small towns across the world. A place that once had a special feel to it, yet somehow modern times have passed it by in the rush to experience other things. Now the town is a shell of what it was once was – and might be again, with some planning, commitment and care. Eight years can do a lot in changing one’s perspective about home and the people in our lives. This is something that Ash is going to be faced with immediately upon returning to Christmas Falls. She’d run away or been pushed out, depending on your viewpoint, from this place after one disastrous event and coming back wasn’t going to be easy. She’d left behind pieces of herself, and with an adult vision, some tender encouragement and maybe some hard truths Ashley has a chance to make a difference in not only her own life but in her home town’s future as well.
I enjoyed Homecoming In Christmas Falls so much on many different levels. Yes, there is the sweet budding romance between Ash and Brent – but it’s more than that for me. Both Ashley and Brent have to face some hard to swallow truths about their families. Perspective is a funny thing. Sometimes you really have to step away or face something truly important to you in order to see what is right smack in front of your face. And I won’t go into that any further for you need to experience the beginning of this amazing series for yourself, first hand.
I loved this story, have the entire series downloaded ready to read… and would highly recommend the Return To Christmas Falls series to any Romance reader who enjoys those real life stories that are believable because they deal with things we all face at some point in our lives. Homecoming In Christmas Falls is a delightful, insightful story that is an excellent beginning to the series. Indulge yourself this Christmas season and enjoy.
I own an e-book copy of this story.
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