I began reading “Home for Christmas” by Lily Everett and thought to myself, “Now, where have I heard this story before? Then it came to me! The book is loosely based on a 1945 film, “Christmas in Connecticut” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan. In that movie Ms. Stanwyck is a homemaking article writer who is coerced into hosting Christmas for a soldier injured in WW II in her Sanctuary Island home town. The trouble is, she can’t cook and she is definitely NOT a homemaker. That’s when the fun begins. In this literary remake of the film, magazine columnist Libby Leeds is forced by her editor to host a returning wounded war hero for a “family” Christmas dinner. Owen, the hero, is meeting his young daughter for the first time and wants her to enjoy a magical Christmas. The characters in this book provide a convoluted, but humorous story line. Just as I enjoyed the movie, I also enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend it for a Christmas feel-good read.
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