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Jillian Magee, a fifth-grade math teacher who loves Christmas, has a freezer filled with Christmas cookies, all her Christmas gifts wrapped, and the red scarves all knitted for her caroling party. Unfortunately, the universe seems bent on depriving her of joy this season, even when it supplies her with a well-intentioned celestial do-gooder—a quirky female version of Jacob Marley.

Tristán Solano, famous as Trystan Sol in the rock music world, grew up across the street from Jillian Magee, his first friend at five years old and the woman he left in order to grab the brass ring. After eight years with a popular group, earning more money than he can possibly spend in one lifetime, he longs for his old, uncomplicated life. As Christmas approaches, he leaves the band and heads home with his four-year-old daughter.

Will Jillian have her heart broken again, or can she and Tristán overcome the past and keep each other warm this Christmas?

November 15
The Wild Rose Press, Inc
The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Customer Reviews

beckyb0416 ,


A truly unique and charming twist on A Christmas Carol...rather than the ghosts from her past, present, and future, Jillian was presented with the gift of seeing, through assistance her own Christmas guide, those she has touched with her unselfish kindness...traits natural to her loving nature. There is so much packed into this short, but sweet story, it's hard to reach the end and leave the lovely life of Jillian Magee.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

penny42058 ,

A delightful story

This is a wonderful page turner that features Jillian (Jillie) and her best friends Cleora (Cleo) and Melissa. Jillian can’t believe her eyes, when she opens her door to Tristan Solano and a little girl, that he introduces as his daughter, Sadie. Jillian and Tristan were a couple before he left to become a famous keyboardist with Last Bluff. Why is he back in town? I won’t leave any spoilers, but I will say I’m so glad I got the chance to read this book. I really enjoyed reading about Melah visiting Jillian and taking her on some adventures.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

777sails ,

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This is the second book that I have read from this author. I actually read the second book of this series first. It was a good thing too. I adored that story (When the Heart Finds Christmas). This story fell a little flat for me. The premise was a great one and I read it in just a few hours. The problem lies in the male protagonist, Tristán Solano. He leaves college right before he graduated for his music. He become the lead keyboardist for a band and hits the big time. Eight years later he comes home with a 3 1/2 daughter Sadie. After seeing his best friend while growing up, Jillian Magee, he realizes he loves her.

The problem for me, the story wasn't written in a much of a dual POV format. There were just two short sections for his POV and they didn't give us much to go on. I didn't understand his actions at all. Just when the story starts to really get good and both Tristán and Jillian are starting to rebuild their relationship, the story just ends! I mean come on! He admits to living with a groupie, Sadie's mom, on the road but he now realizes he has always loved Jillian?! Now where is the nitty, gritty details? I wanted, no I needed more to really understand him. I will say that I really fell for the character from again reading the second book first.

This is a sweet, clean second chance romance. It really is light on the romance though. We do get to see a character that shows Jillian just how much her actions have affected others in a positive manner. She is not in a positive place like she normally is at Christmas time. Her younger brother and his wife can't come home for Christmas as they have a newborn. Her parents are on a trip of a life-time celebrating their dual retirement. Melah (not an angel) is sent to show Jillian how important her spirit has touched others. Now that was a nice story to read.

If you want more of a feel-good story, with a touch of romance, then you may enjoy this one. I would highly recommend though to continue the series as the second one is much better in my opinion.

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