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Home in Time for Christmas | [Heather Graham]

Home in Time for Christmas

Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man - clad in Revolutionary War-era costume - appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier, sentenced to death by British authorities. The last thing he remembers is the tug of the noose.
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Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man - clad in Revolutionary War-era costume - appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier, sentenced to death by British authorities. The last thing he remembers is the tug of the noose.

Safe at her parents' house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners, strange clothes, and nasty bump on the head. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical and her family is fascinated - though not half so fascinated as Melody herself. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she's ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant past be the future she truly longs for?

With the aid of enchanted petals, ancient potions and the peculiar magic of the season, Melody and Jake embark on an unimaginable Christmas adventure - and discover a love that transcends time.

©2009 Heather Graham; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    "Worth the download and listen."

    A good Christmas story in the fantastical story telling only Heather Graham can write. Thanks for the feel good listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 12-27-09
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Sweet, too sweet for me"

    Nice Christmas story if you like this type of predictable story line. It was a short listen and sugary sweet. No real depth. But it maybe entertaining to you. It is a clean read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha La Mesa, CA, United States 02-04-13
    Martha La Mesa, CA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    I loved the whole time travel thing. It was well written and believable. The story is good so don't wait for Christmas to read it.

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    az_homes Arizona 06-30-11
    az_homes Arizona 06-30-11
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    "A really fun and interesting read!"

    Many of the books I've read by Heather Graham include more romance than I am comfortable with. But this book was a breath of fresh air...it was entertaining, plus it included so much about history. Really a first hand look at how the colonists must have lived, and what they must have faced in their lives. But, it was well balanced.... I really enjoyed it from the beginning to the end!

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    Guiselle Den Haag, Netherlands 07-11-10
    Guiselle Den Haag, Netherlands 07-11-10 Member Since 2009

    Avid reader and listener. Especially (but not just) urban fantasy and romance

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    "I wouldn't if I was you"

    It took quite some effort on my part to finish this audio-book. I did like the premise but was disappointed by the novel itself. It felt like the writer was trying too hard, the romance between the main characters just was not there.. and the narrator was bad.. The main character, Melody, was quite annoying and honestly, she seemed a bit daft.

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    Leslie St. Louis, MO, USA 01-16-10
    Leslie St. Louis, MO, USA 01-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Fun listen for the holiday"

    If you suspend any thought of reality, it is a fun concept, especially how a 1770's mind might veiw a 21st century world. Wish there had been more of that.

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    "A Christmas Tale"

    This book was obviously published for the Christmas market, which means the story content is light. However it was a very enjoyable tale and it made me smile and chuckle. It was well worth the money.

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