Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree Ï Lindsay McKennaAs recently adopted her twin sisters three Year Old Daughter After Her Sister And old daughter after her sister and husband died Ian is recovering The Vagabonds from the loss of hisriend the previous owner of his dog and needed to The Gilgul of Park Avenue find a place to stay that was petriendly enter Wendi I liked the two of them individually and together I liked how the animals all interacted with each other and were catalysts The Last of the Renshai for the two of them getting closer I did think that the end of the story was than a little rushed but you will have to read it to understand why I think that Overall I thought this was a cute collection of Christmas stories and I did appreciate the military twist who doesn t love a guy in a uniform That said the stories were a little two uick to have the development they needed in my opinion so itelt an awful lot like insta love rather than taking the time to develop something organically But if you want something uick and sweet with a Christmas Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World feel this would definitely be your cup of tea For this review and visit my blogComing Homeor Christmas is a estive anthology made up of three stories Christmas Angel by Lindsey McKenna Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen and Navy Joy by Geri KrotowNormally I uite enjoy anthologies epically Christmas ones but I really struggled with Coming Home or Christmas and only enjoyed one out of the three stories I had really been looking orward to this because I love Christmas stories and enjoy military romances also in the act that each of the authors served in the military so I really thought this would be the one or me but I ended up disappointedThe anthology started with Lindsey McKenna s Christmas Angel It s not a secret that I ve struggled with this authors work in the past I thought I would give it another shot thinking that maybe I would prefer her style in a novella but if anything it was even worse McKenna isn t it bad writer it
s her style of writing that irritates meher style of writing that irritates me is just too much detailed explanations of eelings the characters cannot even have sex without stopping to have a conversations about how they are The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole feeling These descriptions are also incredibly cheesy Here is an example Anna would swear she d gainedive pounds It was Kyle s love The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography for her she realized that waseeding her soul infusing her heart and body Riiiiiiiight OK THENI HAVE READ UITE A thenI have read uite a of McKenna s books now but I think it s time I admit defeat and give upThe second book in the anthology is Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Frankly this story saved this book The Catholic Home for me I really really liked this and wish it had beeneatured in a different collection It ticked all the boxes Sarah Binks for me It wasunny romantic and sweet The storyline was great and Fossen s timing when it came to humour was spot on Gabe and Kelly were great characters who I elt I knew despite the story only being short I could have happily read a ew hundred pages of thisBring up the rear is Geri Krotow s Navy Joy which much like McKenna s Christmas Angel just didn t do it Too Many Puppies! for me I preferred the writing but didn t like the characters Iound both Ian and Wendi really annoying and presumptuous In the end I skimmed this oneThe publisher provided me with a The Wanderers free copy of this book in exchangeor an honest review Shelly s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSReview copy provided The Last Dickens for an honest reviewThree great homecomings that will warm your heart make you smile laugh and make you want to sit by theire while turning the pages to some great love storiesKyle takes leave to come home and help Anna after Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes finding out she was in an accident Kyle left Anna years ago after she turned down his proposal but neither of them really understood theull meaning behind the turn down After some growing up and understanding he comes to realize that Anna is worth the wait and he loves her still Anna has lost a lot over the years and seeing Kyle here to help her brings back memories and love that never diedGabe returns home Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire for Christmas to deliver his bestriends sister a message only to be surprised by a little bundle of joy that he realizes is his rom a one night stand with Kelly Kelly had good intentions of telling Gabe about Noel but just never uite knew how This is a unny romantic and sweet read of coming home to than you expectedWendi is suffering Diamantmysteriet from the loss of her sister and trying to ad. E's daughter Navy Joy by Geri Krotow Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives statesideor Christmas with a our legged riend his late buddy's military service dog Fortunately the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home and her hear. ,
Doesn t want to marry or anything but love Ross s surprise arrival creates some stress with his reactions to what he inds It creates some stress with his reactions to what he Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) finds Itorces both Kelly and Gabe to The Pocket Mommy face theirears and decide what they really want I really enjoyed the Christmas presents and what each one meant to the recipients Navy Joy by Geri Krotow Series Whidbey Island Book 35Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside or Christmas with a our legged As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! friend his late buddy s military service dog Fortunately the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home and her heartIan has arrived back on Whidbey Island grieving the loss of his bestriend With him is Integrity his buddy s military dog Unfortunately his house is uninhabitable thanks to a broken water pipe and he needs a place to live that accepts dogs Local veterinarian Wendi has a guest cottage on her property that she s willing to rent to him As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! for as long as he needs Wendi is suffering herself having recently lost her twin sister and becoming guardian to her three year old nieceBoth Ian and Wendieel an immediate attraction but neither Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos feels readyor a relationship Ian is grieving trying to bond with the dog and doesn t allow himself to get in too deep with women anyway As a military guy long separations are hard on relationships and he hasn t had good luck Wendi has had a The Last of the Tribe few relationships with military guys and they haven t worked out The last one ended when the man moved on to another woman Now that she has Emma sheeels that she doesn t have the time necessary to make a relationship workI loved seeing the way that Ian and Wendi connected First through Wendi s knowledge of dogs and the things that Ian needs or Integrity She also recognizes Ian s grief as she s experiencing the same thing She can t help reaching out to him Ian is drawn to Wendi though he tries to resist The warmth of the life she has created with Emma is ar different than what he had as a child and it is immensely appealing Over the next ew weeks as they are thrown together the attraction grows stronger and the connection deeper I loved Christmas Eve and Ian s gift was adorableI enjoyed all three stories Each was a wonderful example of the kind of thing a military member
faces around the holidays I loved seeing each of the heroes ind a home oraround the holidays I loved seeing each of the heroes ind a home or heart also To read this review and others like it check out my site at wwwhomelovebookscom So this book is another collection of Christmas stories with a military twist I seem to be on a short story Christmas kick the past ew days Christmas Angel Lindsay McKenna was my The Seduction of Miranda Prosper favorite of the short stories out of the three I really think the reason why it was easyor me to like this story than the others is because the characters had a long term relationship before hand so it was easy to see how a relationship could be rekindled in the very short amount of time the short story provided The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy for Kyle and Anna were childhood sweethearts and when he joined the military he broke her heart It s really easy to read the pain between these two characters but at the same time the love they haveor each other is palpable rom the beginning of the story It was really easy to pull or these two to ind a way to work it out and I just really liked the characters in this one Unexpected Gift Delores Fossen was probably my least avorite but it was of a personal hang up then a problem with the writing So Gabe comes home to Elizabeth I find that Kelly his bestriends little sister has had a baby girl and the baby is his Yeah talk about a dramatic entrance I really don t like women who don t tell the ather of their child they are pregnant unless there is some kind of legit reason like they tried to ind them and couldn t or it was an abusive situation or something barring that it s hard or me to ever be okay with
#it So rom the beginning Kelly and I really didn t mesh I also thought she was #So rom the beginning Kelly and I really didn t mesh I also thought she was wishy washy Gabe I liked I liked that he was an honorable guy I liked that he took his daughter immediately and I liked that he tried to do considerate things or Kelly I did think the insta love needed a bit leshing out to be believable though Navy Joy Geri Krotow I liked or the most part I really liked the inclusion of animals into the story Wendi is a vet who has than a The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse few animals at home and G awaited love But will duty trump desire Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Tailed by a camera crew Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his bestriend's sister Kelly Coburn But she's had her own delivery beautiful baby NoelGab. Coming Home or Christmas provides three holiday military home comings novellas to devour right before the Holiday Season
Begins With All Novellas YouWith all novellas you a little bit of everything with Coming Home or Christmas you get each author s signature writing styleso there is something Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: for everyone Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna was a cute romance but a bitlowery or my personal tastes I liked it but didn t love itI loved Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen She captured the essences of the holiday home coming with a heartfelt but difficult reunion Navy Joy by Geri Krotow was a highly entertaining story I ound it to be a little rushed but you couldn t help but The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved fall in love with the niece and the menagerie of animals Heartwarming and utterly charmingIf you are lookingor a little something to get you into the holiday spirit Coming Home The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small for Christmas would be a marvelous startI received this ARC copyrom Coming Home or Christmas rom Harleuin Anthology in exchange or a honest review This book is set or publication November 5 2014AnthologyPage Count 304 pagesPublisher Harleuin Publication date November 4 2014Rating 4 StarsISBN 10 0373838042ISBN 13 978 0373838042Genre Military Holiday RomanceFind this book on Barnes NobleReviewed NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC for Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him he doesn t think twice On the Montana ranch where they grew up holiday magic permeates every acre kindling long awaited love But will duty trump desire Kyle and Anna had grown up together on the Montana ranch where hisather was The Wrong Side of the Bed foreman They started out asriends but grew to love each other as they got older They talked about plans The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 for theiruture together but when Kyle was eighteen he left the ranch کاروان امید for the Navy SEALs On a visit home when he was twenty two he proposed but Anna turned him down unable toace the kind of life they d have away کاروان امید: سرگذشت تری فاکس from the ranch Heartbroken Kyle left cutting off all contact with her Seven years later he learned that she s been critically injured in an accident and he goes back to help herSeeing each other again is both amazingly easy and incredibly hard The love they haveor each other is still there but can they overcome the hurts of the past I loved seeing the way that Kyle was so determined to help Anna recover His The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... feelingsor her were as strong as ever and with maturity he has begun to realize what is most important in his life Anna had tried moving on past her Tempting Faith Di Napoli feelingsor Kyle but it hadn t worked out and had only made things worse I loved seeing them reach out to each other sharing the changes in their lives and wanting to make things workUnexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Tailed by a camera crew Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best riend s Sister Kelly Coburn But She Kelly Coburn But she had her own delivery beautiful baby Noel Gabe s daughter Gabe and Ross Coburn had been riends or a long time Ross s younger sister had had a crush on Gabe
#for almost as long but as Ross s little sister Gabe had never looked at her that way A #almost as long but as Ross s little sister Gabe had never looked at her that way A not until last Christmas when shared worry over Ross and a little too much to drink had them taking comfort in each other s arms When Kelly discovered she was pregnant she didn t tell Gabe not wanting him to be distracted while he was in a combat zoneFast orward a year and Gabe has come to deliver a Christmas gift to Kelly rom her brother He s met there by a camera crew who is there to ilm the event The crew was notified by Ross and it was never explained why Gabe is stunned to discover that Kelly has had his baby and that he knew nothing about itKelly had meant to tell him but could never uite The Confident Woman: How to Take Charge and Recharge Your Life figure out the best way to do it Now the two of them have to decide what to do Kelly had never thought that Gabe would be interested in being aather as he is known or being a bit of a player She s surprised by how uickly Gabe takes to atherhood and his sweetness with baby Noel only deepens her love or him Gabe can see no other solution than or he and Kelly to marry as soon as possible One obstacle is that she doesn t want to leave her small town home and Gabe s Air Force duties take him all over the world And while Kelly knows that she s in love with Gabe she has no idea if he eels the same way and she. Three stories salute the romance of holiday homecomings Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him he doesn't think twice On the Montana ranch where they grew up holiday magic permeates every acre kindling lon.