Secrets and lies. Mistaken identity. All wrapped up in a touching Christmas theme of forgiveness and second chances. That’s HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (formerly published as A CHRISTMAS LEGACY) by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay.
Nominated for RT Book Reviews Best Superromance in 2000 when Kathryn Shay was named Storyteller of the Year in 2001, both by RT Book Reviews.
“Ms. Shay explores the emotional balance between anger and forgiveness via richly drawn characters and compelling conflict.” RT Book Reviews
When Jacob Steele returns home after fifteen years, it isn’t to reconnect with the town that loved him. Instead, his motivation is purely financial. He needs capital and he isn't above claiming the inheritance bequeathed to him by the father whom he felt betrayed him. Unfortunately for the man who now calls himself Jay Lawrence, the inheritance comes with conditions. These conditions will keep Jay in Riverbend for a month working in the family bookstore. If he decides not to fulfill the terms, the bookstore and the farmhouse he used to cherish go to the manager, Kate McMann. Jay isn't about to let a woman, whose ambiguous relationship with his father is questionable, get her hands on his inheritance. Keeping his identity a secret, he sets out to confront her, never knowing that she and her twin daughters will change his plans, not to mention his life, forever in this story of redemption and second chances.
Praise for HOME FOR CHRISTMAS:
“Kathryn Shay is one of the most talented authors on the category romance scene. Her books are always intelligent, her characters realistic, and her plots believable. Hope Santa drops this one into your stocking!” The Romance Reader
“Shay has written a heart wrenching, deeply moving story of the restorative power of love.” Old Book Barn Gazette
If you like this holiday romance be sure to check out other Kathryn Shay books with a Christmas romance theme: BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, CHASING THE FIRE (FLASHOVER) and THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS anthology.