Welcome to Advent Reads!
This is an event I have had on my blog for several years running now. Each evening I feature a different holiday themed book. Think of it as your Book Advent Calendar! I post a variety of holiday books including romance, children's, middle-grade, mystery, paranormal, and I try to find some that are other holiday celebrations than Christmas too. I hope you will stop by each evening to see what new book I have for you!
Synopsis: "In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them. But tensions are running high…
Workaholic Hannah knows she can’t avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it’s not the weight of their expectations that’s panicking her—it’s the life-changing secret she’s hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she’s ready to return to work—seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn’t sure she’s living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke…
As Suzanne’s dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything—including a family Christmas?"
My Review: I have been eyeing this book for a while and finally got a chance to pick it up this year. It was a slower and longer read than I usually pick for the holiday season but I really wanted a lot more family driven stories as opposed to the light fluffy romances I usually reach for. This one fit that bill and was completely worth the time to read. Each of the characters was so unique and had a clear voice in the story. It was quite an emotional journey as they came together and discovered things about themselves, each other and their own history and family. While many of the topics are a bit heavy, there is still plenty of light moments and even laugh out loud moments to keep it from getting too dark. The ending was so great as we got to watch the sisters come together and support each other in new ways.
My Rating: This was definitely a longer, slower read but it was very addicting and had me reaching for it again and again to find out what happens next. I give this one a rating of Four Paws!