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Coming Home for Christmas

(Haven Point #10)

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Can Christmas heal the past and present a new beginning?

Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband, Luke and their two beautiful children…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life.

But now, seven years later, Lu

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Mills & Boon
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I read this sweet story in one afternoon it was a fast read. Full of love and forgiveness. I am slowing becoming a fan of Thayne's. This is my third book by her and she just has away of pulling you into the story and you get to watch it play out in the front row.
I can't wait for her next book.
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COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (The Women of Brambleberry House #5, Haven Point #10) by RaeAnne Thayne is her new Christmas contemporary romance set in the town of Haven Point Idaho. Even with the tie in to the two series, this book can be read as a standalone. There is character crossover, but the focus is on the second chance romance of the hero and heroine.

For seven years Luke has been a single father to his two young children. One nig
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booksofallkinds
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

Well, this book certainly packs an emotional punch so I'm warning you now when you sit down with COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by RaeAnne Thayne make sure you have the tissues close to hand.

For seven years Luke has raised his children alone wondering what really happened to his wife, whether she was gone forever, while some people suspected him of foul play. But thanks to a friend, Luke has found Elizabeth living a brand new life without them but he i
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Jacob Proffitt
This is tenth in the Haven Point series and includes lots of characters from those other stories. Plus, this is the culmination of plot points that have threaded many of the other books as the disappearance of Luke's wife and the botched investigation has been key in many of their stories. I definitely recommend reading those others first as a result. Also, while I haven't read the Brambleberry house series at all, it appears that Elizabeth has been hanging out there for the last seven years so ...more
Mackey
3.5
I’m extremely conflicted about Coming Home for Christmas. RaeAnne Thayne is a well known, much loved romance author and her writing is wonderful. I cared immensely for all of the characters, Elizabeth and Luke, and their children. Despite the fact that this is part of an ongoing series, there was enough backstory that I never felt lost or needed more information to comprehend what was going on with the main characters or those in the town.My concern with the book is the story line itself and
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Amy
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5

Yep it’s me again reading another Christmas book! It’s almost October now and the holiday season starts for me November first, so it’s not really that early for me. I realize I’m insane but that’s my logic and it works for me. Anyway, this is the tenth book in the Haven Point series and I’m a longtime fan. Although I didn’t start at the beginning, I think I jumped in at like book four or five because you can easily read these on their own. Each book centers around a different couple but is
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Shalini
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!! SIMPLY WOW!!

This book was something more than a romance. It had mystery and intrigue, pain and pathos, forgiveness and second chance love.

Elizabeth was lost.

She was lost for 7 years. One day she walked out of her home and never looked back. Luke her husband was to be arrested by the DA. His friend investigated, found that Elizabeth was living as Sonia in Oregon. But she was so different. Luke rushed to get her back home to clear charges against him. But would there be forgiveness after hea
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Robin Loves Reading
In this incredibly touching story by RaeAnne Thayne, Elizabeth Hamilton finds her way home again.

Elizabeth made the ultimate sacrifice. Wracked with postpartum depression, she felt her young daughter, but especially her infant son were better off with her leaving. This broke her heart, and that of her husband Luke. However, when Elizabeth left, she suffered a tragedy and had far more to cope with than ever could have been expected.

It is now seven years later, and Luke is furious, and wants her t
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Gale
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always expect an amazing book from this author, especially during the holidays. This book…it was so much more for me. It grabbed my heart from the very first pages and never let go, even after I finished. I won’t retell the story – you should read it for yourself as Ms. Thayne does a much better job than I ever could – but I can tell you some of the things I loved.

What happens to Elizabeth Hamilton is devastating. What starts as postpartum depression morphs into something so bad that it gutted
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Aura
This is my first Christmas themed book of 2019 and I enjoyed reading this number 10 in the series. This is a Harlequin romance and of course I read it because I want a comfortable, simple story with a happy ending. It is a genre meant to make us feel good and tug at our heartstrings. In this respect, I enjoyed Coming home for Christmas . It is sweet and clean romance about a woman who abandons her family for a very good reason and now she has to make her way back into their hearts. I hate to be ...more
Ami
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books, romance
3.75 stars rounded up

I have wanted to read Luke's story for quite a while, after it is 'introduced' in The Cottages on Silver Beach (it's his sister's book, but it was Luke and his missing wife that caught my attention).

This is one of occasions in which I WISHED the (already) novel-length book is slightly longer because I felt that the reunion progress between Luke and Elizabeth was not enough. Elizabeth has been presumed dead for YEARS. But the timeline of this book only happens for several we
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RaeAnne Thayne is an utter genius and this story performed a miracle on my heart. Coming Home for Christmas is Luke & Elizabeth Hamilton’s second chance story and it did something I thought could never happen from a romance story. The author was able to flip my feelings toward Elizabeth 180 degrees from ‘You can’t take her back’ to ‘I’m so glad that they are back together.’ We are first introduced to their story in The Cottages of Silver Beach and A Soldier’s Return, when Elizabeth went missing ...more
Penny
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
With that synopsis I was expecting some angst, and was actually dreading it, it turns out there was none and that was even worst.

How can a couple just reunited after 7 years of no contact, just because loooovvvee

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Susan
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good second chance story that deals with some hard subjects. Seven years earlier, Elizabeth walked out into the night and disappeared, leaving her husband and children behind. Luke has dealt with being a single father as best he could, but it hasn't been easy. The whispers around town of why Elizabeth left and what happened to her have only gotten worse. To complicate matters, Luke is about to be arrested and charged with her murder, even though there is no proof that she is dead. On the co ...more
Debbie DiFiore
Just not believable. Some spoilers below. Be warned.

I am sorry, the minute I got my memories back I would go home. I would have given it five stars if that had happened. Instead there were more years she wasn't taking care of her children. I understood why she left but honestly she would have gone back home sooner than later. She was mentally ill and I can see being scared by her thoughts. And then She was hurt and had amnesia and okay, I will go with that. After all it is fiction. But the rest
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the tenth book in the Haven Point series, but the first I have read. I had no problems following this delightful story and it works well as a standalone Christmas story.

What would you do if you were afraid that you would hurt your children? If you were so depressed, that nothing seemed worth living for? I can't imagine that, but it doesn't mean that this is not something that happens to women suffering from postpartum depression. Add in a car accident that steals your memories and your l
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Siobhan
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coming Home for Christmas is the tenth book in RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series, and it’s a great addition to the series. As with each of the books in the series, this one works perfectly fine as a standalone novel. However, if you’ve been reading the series, you’ll get a wee bit more from this one as we finally get answers and an explanation about characters that have intrigued us previously.

Since we were introduced to their story in The Cottages on Silver Beach, I’ve been curious for the tr
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Kathryn
One dark night Luke's wife Elizabeth stumbled out of her house lost in the fog of a deep dark depression.  The night was cold and snowy, and she wasn't heard of again. What happened to her? Did she die? Has she chosen another life and family? Luke has always wondered as he has spent the seven intervening years being a wonderful Dad to his daughter Cassie and son Bridger.

When by some miracle she is found and returns to their lives it is with very mixed and varied feelings on all their parts. What
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Priyanka
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you like reading Holiday romance or Holiday books in general at any time of the year? I definitely do, I can read them any time of the year! Coming Home for Christmas is a holiday romance novel based in Haven Point, a small town in Idaho.


Luke Hamilton who lives in Haven Point with his two children, is looking for some jail time in the near future, under suspicions of his wife's murder, which he didn't commit. So he goes to get his wife who ran away from the house, as she was suffering from po
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Michele
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: priority, con-rom, holiday
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars--An HJ Top Pick!!
See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.com

Coming Home for Christmas will have even the naysayers believing in second chances. Here, RaeAnne Thayne gifted us with a couple’s heart-wrenching past that led to one of the most convincing, heartwarming Christmas reunion stories I’ve ever read.

You all know by now that I’m a *huge* fan of RaeAnne Thayne’s work. What I love most about it is how relatable and real her cast of characters are…to the point that they
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Bethany
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 30plus-romance
If you are looking for a somewhat angsty, Hallmark movie style Christmas romance that also does a great job of highlighting the seriousness of post-partum depression, then Coming Home for Christmas is definitely worth picking up! This is a second-chance romance involving a woman who left her husband and two small children and disappeared for seven years. Now her husband has tracked her down to prove he is innocent of her suspected murder. Why did she leave and where has she been all this time? I ...more
Gale
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always expect an amazing book from this author, especially during the holidays. This book…it was so much more for me. It grabbed my heart from the very first pages and never let go, even after I finished. I won’t retell the story – you should read it for yourself as Ms. Thayne does a much better job than I ever could – but I can tell you some of the things I loved.

What happens to Elizabeth Hamilton is devastating. What starts as postpartum depression morphs into something so bad that it gutted
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Marjorie
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anticipation over, Luke and Elizabeth’s reunion, although tense and uncertain, was what I have been waiting for in this series. Since most of Haven Point, Idaho, believed Luke murdered Elizabeth, and with the district attorney about to charge him, Luke’s bringing her back was necessary, even though he didn’t want her there. Now he can get divorced, get cleared, and move on with his life and their two children, Cassie, almost 10 and Bridger, almost 8. Missing for seven years, Luke’s friend, FBI a ...more
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
Each of the books in the Haven Point series can be read as a stand-alone, but when you read it as a series, you can truly connect with the characters. Coming Home for Christmas is Book #10 in this series and we finally get to find out what happened to Elizabeth Hamilton, Luke's wife.

Depression is a subject that is very difficult to cover in a novel, but RaeAnne Thayne handled it with compassion and sincerity. This was a true Christmas story, showing the love and hope for a family and the people
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Renee (The B-Roll)
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Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Seven years ago, Elizabeth Sinclair Hamilton walked away from her family, and wasn't heard from again, until now. Her husband, Luke, never gave up hope that she was still alive, but now he is angry that she hasn't returned to her family and even more angry because the new district attorney is ready to press charges against him for her death. Determined to clear his name, he brings Elizabeth home to prove to the entire town, he did nothing to hurt his wife. But once she is back in town and he fin ...more
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
I listened to the audiobook version of this story recently having borrowed it from my local public library. 🎄My review🎄: Elizabeth Hamilton is a woman who left her husband and 2 children 7 years ago while suffering post-partum depression and grieving the loss of her parents. She is involved in a motor vehicle accident shortly thereafter which has left Elizabeth with physical and mental changes. Recovery is slow for Elizabeth who has built for herself a new life in a nearby town. She visits Haven ...more
Darcy
I really wasn't sure about this one as it started out. I felt much like Luke, angry and hated how it seemed like he was duped by a woman who should have loved him. After we heard what happened to Elizabeth I felt so bad for her, for what started her on the journey to what happened in the aftermath and how she was living her current life.

I have to give Luke credit, knowing what happened changed things for him, allowed him to see the woman he fell in love with and each interaction seemed to have h
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Ilean
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. It tied up some loose ends from some of her previous books, yet the story held its own.
A great book to read before Christmas to bring a feeling of love and Christmas time together.
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