Monday, October 28, 2013

Take Me Home For Christmas-Brenda Novak

Take Me Home For Christmas

Brenda Novak

Mira, Oct 29 2013, $7.99

ISBN 9780778315469

On the Legacy yacht off the coast of Rio, Sophia DeBussi’s affluent investment banker husband Skip is missing as she prays her abusive spouse never returns. The FBI informs her that Skip died faking his death rather than face ruin and criminal charges from an investigation of his firm’s illegal business practices.

Known as the “Mean Girl” by her hometown residents penniless Sophia and her daughter Lexi return to Whiskey Creek, California. She has no prospects and everyone who trusted her late spouse with their money transfers their rage to her since their real target is not available for their wrath. Still irate at her for breaking his heart when they were high school sweethearts as Sophia chose money over love, author Ted Dixon hires her as his housekeeper. His anger turns inward when Ted knows he still loves Sophia.

The latest Whiskey Creek romance (see Home to Whiskey Creek) is an entertaining second chance at love romance. The protagonists are fully developed and Lexi terrific as she deals with a series of traumas realistically especially her vicious father’s death. Although the town without pity seems over the top of Mt. Whitney with their nasty actions towards the DeBussi mother and daughter, readers will enjoy Sophia’s coming home for Christmas.

Harriet Klausner

No comments: