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A Texas Christmas Homecoming

(Whiskey River Christmas #3)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Elijah Lane left Whiskey River under a cloud of suspicion about a car theft he didn’t commit. After a stint in the army and years learning the wine industry, he’s back, ready to develop an elite boutique winery. With backing from a Hollywood A-lister, Eli intends to prove that this boy from the wrong side of town has made it big. There’s no one he wants to prove it to more ...more
Kindle Edition, 143 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Tule Publishing

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Elaine
There are four books in the series, each written by a different author but all featuring Felicity - the matchmaking ghost! She was looking forward to marrying the love of her life, Drew Harwood, after he returned from fighting in the First World War. However, fate intervened and she died of Spanish Flu shortly after his return. Felicity didn’t want him to stay alone and took steps to help him and others to find their HEA at Christmas.

The second 'bad boy' from the less affluent area of Whiskey Ri
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Donnajo
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book.

A Texas Christmas Homecoming, book three in the Whiskey River Christmas series. A sweet second chance at love story. Like the books before it it brings to the storyline Felicity, a matchmaking ghost. The main characters in this book are Rachel, her daughter Katie and Eli. Plus visits from past characters in the series. I enjoyed reading about these characters again and the dialogue between them. I'm looking forward to reading more books by
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Runner10
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful Christmas romance. I love this series. Elijah and Rachel have a chance at reuniting when their paths cross after going separate ways after high school. I recommend reading the entire Whiskey Rivers series.
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Felicity, our matchmaking ghost, has a real challenge in front of her this time in the once in love young couple Rachel and Eli. Separated when Eli was scent to California to attend required vocational schooling – for something he didn’t do – Rachel went on with her life. She didn’t want to believe the things her mother said Eli had done were true, but he never contacted her before he left so she let a young love die. Her marriage a short time later wasn’t what she t
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Emma
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Texas Christmas Homecoming by Nancy Robards Thompson
Elijah Lane left Whiskey River under a cloud of suspicion about a car theft he didn’t commit. After a stint in the army and years learning the wine industry, he’s back, ready to develop an elite boutique winery. With backing from a Hollywood A-lister, Eli intends to prove that this boy from the wrong side of town has made it big. There’s no one he wants to prove it to more than Rachel Wilson, the high school sweetheart who didn’t believe in h
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Janine
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book will make you believe in the magic of Christmas.

Every Christmas since her death in 1918, Felicity Blanchard returns to Harwood House to help unite deserving couples. This time Felicity sets her goals on Rachel Wood and Elijah “Eli” Lane.

Rachel and Eli broke up years ago after Eli was caught driving Rachel’s mother’s car and it was assumed he stole it. Rachel’s mother made Eli leave town without him ever saying goodbye to Rachel. Rachel thought he just gave up on her. So, Rachel moved
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Eileen
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed ready this amazing second chance story at love, A Texas Christmas Homecoming by Nancy Robards Thompson, book three in the Whisky River Christmas series. Elijah Lane left Whiskey River under a cloud of suspicion about a car theft he didn’t commit. After a stint in the army and years learning the wine industry, he’s back and ready to develop an elite boutique winery. He wants to prove that the boy from the wrong side of town has made it big to those who didn’t believe in him but more so ...more
Kerry Croucier
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eli left Whiskey River and never wanted or expected to come back, especially since his girlfriend didn't stand up for him. Now, he's back to start his winery and ready to show Whiskey River how much he has changed, starting with Rachel. Rachel came back to Whiskey River several years ago, widowed and pregnant. She found her place in town, running her own cookie bakery. She is contemplating her next step when Eli returns to town. Rachel is sure of one thing, she can't give him a chance to break h ...more
Paula
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
No one knows the unfairness of life more than Felicity. So if she is unable to right a wrong, she will at least try to reunited former teenage sweethearts in A Texas Christmas Homecoming by Nancy Robards Thompson. What an enjoyable series this has been with the historical and then contemporary romances that Felicity has tampered, maybe helped, with along the way.

This time it is two from different sides of the railroad track who were separated by accusations and suspicions from the past. Elijah L
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Sarah
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Elijah is coming home and he is not coming home a "barrel boy" but someone people are taking notice. He just wants one person to notice and he wants answers. Rachel is busy running her company and it seems like everyone wants something and she is becoming something she doesn't want to be. But when Elijah walks back into her life she has a lot of questions but not a lot of answers. Can they get to the bottom of the questions or is it better for them both to walk away?

Who doesn't love a good cowbo
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Becky Burciaga
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once again being transported to Whiskey River, Texas for a delightful Christmas story is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. With romance, a ghost in the name of Felicity who has a penchant for bring couples together when they've set up road blocks in doing so themselves (leaving the essence of lavender in her wake), and a celebration as only the town of Whiskey River puts one to kick off the holidays, there is no shortage of ways this story contains the perfect mixture of love, fami ...more
Shelagh
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another lovely story from Nancy Robards Thompson, A Texas Christmas Homecoming is the third story in the multi-author Whiskey River Christmas series. Each is stand-alone or they can be read as a series.
This is a second chance at love story for both single mother Rachel and Eli, the man she loved as a teenager ten years earlier, a relationship that failed thanks to interference from her mother. Throw in a matchmaking ghost and you have the makings of a whimsical romance.
I really related to Rachel
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Angela Crockett
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must for holiday reading. Although this Whiskey River Christmas book is the third out of 4, (I plan to read the others) It was also a great stand alone story that will make you want to go back to Whiskey river to enjoy the other stories. The Whiskey River authors are Katherine Garbera, Eve Gaddy, Nancy Robards Thompson and Julia Justiss.


In this story, Eli and Rachel are sweethearts who get a second chance on true love. I think that if they hadn't been torn apart Rachel wouldn't b
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Margaret Sholders
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this series of 4 different authors. This is a good way to find a new author. This is for Nancy's way! Rachel and Eli were young and of course her mother wanted to send Eli away. 10 years later they find each other. Rachel now owns a bakery and has a 3 yr old daughter,Katie. Eli is coming home with his friends, Logan and Harlan. Rachel is having a lot of cookies and caterers. Then another wants to buy her business. She is over worked. The 3 Bad Boys want to give a party for the children o ...more
Sandi Ramirez
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can a spirit truly play matchmaker?

Eli and Rachel's book part of the Whiskey River Christmas series. Each h book can be read separate but if you read them all you really get a Fun Texas series. There is a ghost who loves to play matchmaker....you know she is around by the lavender smell in the area that only those involved can smell. In this book about Second Chance Love Eli comes back to Whiskey River to work with Logan on a winery. The winery will employ at risk youth of the town...just like t
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Jean
Another wonderful Whiskey River story!
Rachel and Eli were an item in high school, against her mother's wishes. Now several years later, Rachel is a widow and a mother, and Eli is back in town as well. The attraction is still there, and a certain romantic ghost from the past is trying to push these two together.
I loved the characters in this story. Rachel is such a wonderful mom, but a little paranoid about spending too much time working. So normal worries most mothers have. Eli is so understandi
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Bette Hansen
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read in this holiday series. Love and second chances continue when Elijah Lane and Rachel Wilson are reunited this holiday season. They were high school sweethearts with plans for the future. That future never happened when Eli left town abruptly with rumors flying about his participation in a car theft. Rachel never believed it but as the years have passed she's moved on. When Eli comes back to town to start up a new vineyard it is apparent their attraction to each other is st ...more
BookSnuggle
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A Texas Christmas Homecoming (Whiskey River Christmas Book 3) by Nancy Robards Thompson
This is Elijah and Rachel’s story.

Another great addition to the Whiskey River Christmas series. Due to misunderstandings and deceptions Eli and Rachel lost touch with each other. Years later their paths cross again. The chemistry between is still intense if not more. Will they be able to trust each other again?

This was a heartwarming and sweet Christmas romance. I really enjoyed Eli and Rachel’s characters.

I
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Bonnie Gonzales
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love a second chance romance and this one in Whiskey River between Eli and Rachel was good for my heart, there was some laugh out loud lines and laughing is good for you. Also I found someone in Rachel who doesn’t like going to fancy parties where you have to dress to the nines just like myself, but she had a funnier way of expressing it.
Loved how Felicity’s spirit showed up in this one, the author did this up right, even that touch of goosebumps moment.
Nancy
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a great Christmas story. Eli & Rachel had been in love back in high school but a misunderstanding had sent him away. In the time he was gone he learned all about the wine business. Going back to his roots where him & his best friend was going to plant a start a winery/vineyard. He reconnects with his lost love that is now a mother to a 3 year old daughter. A happy ending has a start of a new family.
Christina Montminy
Wonderfully sweet Christmas love story. This rekindled love story was very sweet with a touch of angst. The bad boy returning & reclaiming his one true love was a great storyline with the added bonus of the ever present loveable matchmaking ghost & her signature lavender scent. I’m really enjoying this series & like the fact that the books are all written by different authors but each has kept the storyline & timelines in tact. Definitely recommend. I voluntarily reviewed this bo ...more
Maria
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, small-town
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
A story about second chances at love, with both main characters carrying emotional baggage and pain, but also craving for redemption (especially the hero). A good Christmas read or a good way to spend an afternoon. The baking dimension is delicious and mouth watering and I’ve enjoyed all the romantic implications of Eli and Rachel’s story.
I'm grateful to the publisher, Tule Publishing, and NetGalley for providing a free copy
Sue Stewart
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The complexity of Rachel and Elijah's past in Whiskey River really made me wonder if even the matchmaking powers of the ghost of Felicity would be able to bring them together. The path to reach that destination was a captivating, fall-in-love Christmas delight!


"legend has it that if you smell the scent of lavender at Harwood House, you're about to meet your soul mare.."
Lynee
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet and heartwarming second chance romance story. Eli and Rachel were both cute and funny together and there were some funny lines in this book. I would tecommend for anybody looking for second chance love, especially in the winter with Christmas time!!
Dawn
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Whiskey River ghost decides to use her matchmaking skills on Eli and Rachel in this second chance romance. Throw in cookies, wine and a precocious little girl and you have a wonderful holiday story.
I read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review
Elisabeth
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Texas Christmas Homecoming is part of the Whiskey River Christmas series. I just love this story and this series. I love everything about the Christmas ghost or spirit that "haunts" star crossed lovers that has a hard time reconnecting. Its such a good story that I just did not wanted to end. ...more
Kristy
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sweet second chance romance at Christmas. Eli was trying to find his bearings coming home, and Rachel was at a fork in the road with her baking. A great way to spend some time reading!
Debbie
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I have not read the others in this series but wish I had. Very enjoyable. Loved the story line and the characters. Great Christmas read.
Bec
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it

Review Posted at HarlequinJunkie.com

Elijah Lane and Rachel Wilson were high school sweethearts until Elijah was accused of a crime he didn’t commit and he ended up leaving town. But now he’s back in Whiskey River and determined to join forces with a good friend to develop an elite boutique winery. Will Elijah be able to convince Rachel to give them a second chance at happiness? Read More
Jena Henry
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here is a Christmas story as pleasant and soothing as the wafting fragrance of lilac and as colorful and interesting as the Texas town of Whiskey River. The story of Felicity and love at Christmas continues in a wonderful way with this book in the series.

Our couple who needs to be nudged this time consists of Rachel, an aspiring chef and businesswoman and Eli, an aspiring vintner. They met in high school, parted in an unfortunate way, survived some major challenges and now are back together in W
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Award winning author Nancy Robards Thompson lives and writes in Florida, but her imagination transports her all over the world. She's worked a myriad of jobs including television show stand-in; production and extras casting for movies; and several mind-numbing jobs in the fashion industry and public relations. She earned a degree in journalism only to realize reporting "just the facts" bored her s ...more

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