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Home for Christmas

By: Melissa McClone
Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
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Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon... the smells of Christmas. The smells of home.

Rachel Murphy longs for home and family. Since childhood, she's dreamed of owning her own pastry shop, but after being burned by a celebrity chef and losing her lease in Arizona, Rachel's spending the holidays with her brother in Montana. To keep her dream alive, she's creating custom gingerbread houses and selling them around town. All she needs is a bigger kitchen... and to stay away from her brother's handsome boss.

Former venture capitalist Nate Vaughn has embraced his inner cowboy and now runs a successful dude ranch where Rachel's brother works. Nate's commercial kitchen is perfect for Rachel's baking needs, and seeing the cute blonde's business acumen, Nate knows she'd be the perfect partner for a new business. When he makes her an offer she can't refuse, he discovers he's interested in more than her gingerbread. While Nate could make her dreams come true, Rachel's heart, as well as her head, tells her mixing business with anything else could be a recipe for disaster. Should she return to Arizona, and leave Nate and her new eager-for-more customers behind? Or can Nate convince her that, here with him in the mountains of Montana, she's already home? For Christmas.... forever.

©2013 Melissa McClone (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Ah, Christmas stories...

A fearful woman, banged up by so-called friends and lovers, leaves Phoenix for a short stay in Wyoming to be with her brother. Enter Nate, check-all-the-boxes ranch owner and cheerleader for her holiday baking business. Add gingerbread, snow, warm fires and a misunderstanding, stir well and your Christmas Romance is served. Sweet as sugar. Also very “G” rated.

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Good story, easy listen.

This one has lots of the things that I love in romance stories: a main character that bakes, a ranch setting, a woman at a crossroads in her life, and Christmas. The synopsis sounds great. But for some reason, I never fully 100% connected with the characters; I just didn't feel like I was right there with them, watching their romance unfold. So the story was good, but not great. I do like that this is part of a series and some of the characters that are featured in later books were introduced in this one. Narrator does a great job.

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The annoying female main character ruined it

The plot was ok but gosh Rachael is really unlikable. Her insecurities don't make sense. She is adamant to start a business on her own doesn't want help from a successful businessman yyyyeeettt she is too scared to approach other business in town does she work with vendors and customers then? ... Too much back and forth, too much repetition and Wow Rachael is so incredibly negative about everything plus her insecurities were too ridiculous. She jumps to conclusions, doesn't give anyone the benefit of the doubt... geez she is self centered witch! it just didn't make sense we are supposed to root for such an awful person.
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I HATED the narrator, possibly why I disliked Rachael so much.

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Fun listen

This story was a little on the sappy side but still a fun listen. Christmas story feel good type.

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Heart warming Story

Loved this book! It was an easy listen. Sweet romantic story. Loving the continuing stories.

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loved it

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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A Hallmark audio book

If you like Hallmark Christmas movies, you will love this audio book! It is good.

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Delightful holiday romance!

I enjoyed this delightful holiday romance because of the isolated Montana ranch setting, the wonderful characters and the holiday story that involves lots of holiday baked goods. Nate and Rachel’s friendship slowly evolves into love but it’s a slow burn that kept me entertained just as much as Rachel’s older brother’s protective nature made me laugh. Yes, Ty is overprotective and he treats Rachel like she’s 18 and he generally gets in the way at the most inopportune moments but he’s a great big brother and only wants what’s best for her. You know a brother is devoted when he’ll dress up as an elf to make his sister happy! I listened to the audiobook and I really enjoyed the narration performance of Loretta Rawlins.

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sweet romance!

lesson learned the hard way that it's easy to lose someone you love when you put business before relationships. I loved it I can't wait to listen to another one of this author's books

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Didn't want it to end...

Loved it!! Great wholesome Christmas story. I'll definitely be looking for more like this one!!