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Home for the Holidays

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  131 reviews
he Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy’s beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town’s annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven’t been back to Colorado in nearly fifteen years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can’t say no . . .

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by Forever
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Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Home for the Holidays, by Sara Richardson, gives us three sisters, unhappy with the way their lives are heading, who have been summoned by an aunt they haven't seen for eighteen years, to spend her "last" Christmas at her Colorado inn. For each woman, this is just the excuse they needed to get away and rethink the direction things are going in their lives. Be prepared to be drenched in the sugary sweetness of Christmas goodies but also the sugary sweetness of "meet cutes" and hunky eligible bach ...more
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sleigh Bells in Rustic Colorado

When three adult sisters receive invitations to visit their aunt Sassy through Christmas, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Maggs, Rose, and Delilah are privately grappling with personal dilemmas and are stuck in limbo.

Precluded by their busy lives, It’s been a while since they’ve seen each other and even longer since speaking to their aunt. Plus, the mystery of the lengthy estrangement between their mother and Aunt Sassy continues on. What happened back th
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming, engaging, and positively beguiling!

Home for the Holidays is a beautifully written, absorbing story that sweeps you away to the beautiful mountains of Colorado in winter and immerses you into the lives of the Buchanan family as they confront the past, accept the things they cannot change, forgive, accept, repair fractured relationships, take chances, move on, and embrace the future.

The writing is effortless and polished. The characterization is spot on with a whole slew of character
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson was such a heartwarming and delightful read that put me in the right mood to look forward to the upcoming holiday season.

Three sisters Magnolia, Dahlia and Rose receives a letter from their aunt Sassy hinting at one final Christmas together at Juniper Inn. Thinking this would be her dying wish, they leave their lives behind to see their aunt. When they get there, Aunt Sassy is as sassy as ever and her plans all along were to leave the inn to the Buchanan
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Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am ready for all of the Christmas books, and this one was fab. This is a story of sisters and family, The sisters are back to help out their aunt with her inn. And to find out why they stopped visiting because of some family drama in the past. So there’s love, family, holiday cheer, and a great story. I was smiling the whole time I was reading this book, and I am going to be buying a copy for my grandma who loves these types of books. That is usually why I read these books, to see if she will ...more
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Some stories feel effortless. There’s no doubt author Sara Richardson worked incredibly hard to craft every sentence, yet Home for the Holidays feels like sitting down with a group of friend with a mug of hot chocolate for a chat. Her joyful descriptions of the shenanigans at the Juniper Inn blend with her heartfelt modeling of sisters in need of their family and a reset, making it easy to get lost in these pages. It feels effortless.

A lot of this success stems from the sisters themselves, three
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’re starting to plan your holiday TBR get ready with the first of many Christmas book recommendations from me because I’ve been reading holiday books for the last few weeks and I’ve found some super cute ones! This one is great for anyone looking for a story about family, sisters specifically, with some romance for several characters all set in the quaintest, most adorable place.

This follows three sisters as they head back to their aunts inn for Christmas and each is at a crossroads in the
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Shelleen Toland
The Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy's beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town's annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven't been back to Colorado in nearly fifteen years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can't say no . . .
Each sister has a memory and they all have different lives.
Dahlia is divorced and her ex has the kids for the holidays and is taking them on vacat
Bree Hill
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Three sisters, all different personalities, head back to Juniper Springs for Christmas with their Aunt Sassy. This is a place all the sisters feel that they are home. Being in back in Juniper Springs helps them to find the way their lives should be moving forward. This is a great Christmas story. The characters are awesome, you’ll love some of them and some you may not even like, but hey, you have to have good and bad, right? I received this book from NetGalley, but my opinion ...more
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the perfect Hallmark movie, warm mug of cocoa, feel-good book for right now. I loved this sweet story, the sisters all named after flowers, and how everything worked out in the end in this snowy wonderland.

I highly recommend this one when you’re looking for a quick read that will leave you happy. I received an advanced copy in exchange for my review.
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Home for the Holidays would make the perfect hallmark Christmas movie! 🎄 ⁣

This is a beautifully written, heart warming story about three sisters who live in different areas of the US, who have grown apart, when they each receive a letter from their aunt in Colorado to come spend Christmas with her, in the beautiful mountains.⁣

The description of the mountains and the small town paints a gorgeous picture, and makes you want to cozy up in a cabin with hot chocolate and devour this book. ⁣

The cha
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of Christmas/holiday reads. Even in the heat of summer, I enjoy the temporary escape to one of the happiest times of the year. Home for the Holidays is my first Christmas read for 2020. With all the craziness of this year so far, I cannot think of any year I’ve needed my Holiday fix more.

This beautiful story is about the love of three Buchanan sisters. The sisters have been apart for many years, living in different states, and reunite at the request of their Aunt for one more spec
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Oh, I sure do love a heartwarming holiday story. Add in a storyline with sisters, returning home, family drama & some secrets & I am all in.

One of my favorite holiday books is The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Moraga It is very challenging for me to look at this cover & read the sy
Roz Gay
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
For fans of the Winter Street series, Home for the Holidays brings you to the beautiful mountains of Colorado for a Christmas these three sisters won't soon forget.

Dahlia, Magnolia and Rose lead busy, separate lives but when their estranged aunt invites them back to her inn for one last Christmas together they can't resist taking her up on her offer. All three women bring baggage from their lives and and not to mention stress but are able to reconnect with themselves and as a family.

This one had
Chloe (Always Booked)
Thank you to NetGalley and Forever Publishing for allowing me to read an eARC of this book. It started off so strong for me. It's about 3 sisters who all are going to their Aunt's inn in Colorado for Christmas. One of them is divorced and sharing custody of her 2 kids. Another is about to get married, but it doesn't seem quite right. And the 3rd is struggling with infertility and the stress of that is taking a toll on their marriage. All that to say, the 3 women are in desperate need of a getawa ...more
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
[I received a physical copy for an honest review]

Home for the Holidays
is a heartwarming Christmas story about 3 sisters reconnecting and rediscovering what they want in life.

Dahlia, Magnolia, and Rose are sisters who each find themselves at a point in their life where they are struggling. They jump at the opportunity to visit with their estranged aunt at her mountain inn in order to escape their problems. Here they not only reconnect with each other but with themselves.

"Maybe the Juniper Inn wo
Sandy S
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Sara Richardson is a contemporary, adult, stand alone story of women’s fiction focusing on the Buchanan sisters: Dahlia, Magnolia and Rose.

Told from third person perspective HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS follows the Buchanan sisters to Colorado and their aunt Sassy’s Juniper Inn. A mysterious letter arrives inviting the sisters to spend a last Christmas at the Juniper Inn. Believing their aunt Sassy was going to die, Dahlia, Magnolia and Rose left their families behind in order
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet Christmas romance. We have 3 sisters, who are all at a crossroads in their life. Their Aunt invites them to her inn in Colorado for Christmas. They all decide to go.
Rose isn't happy in her engagement, and isn't sure if she likes the woman she would have to be to make it work.
Dahlia has 2 kids, and a husband who ran off on her a year ago. She needs a break, and to rediscover who she is.
Magnolia has been trying to have a baby with her husband for many years. After lots o
Bob Caruso
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Though somewhat predictable, I found it an enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and had the flaws and virtues that readers can relate to. It is a nice book club choice as a happy alternative to more serious books. Happy endings are so soothing and I find necessary in our chaotic world. I will seek out her other offerings. Bob
Wendy Keel
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fans of the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movies will love this story. The story is well written and does keep you entertained. The characters are realistic to a point if a little "dreamy". It very much reads like a Hallmark feel good Christmas movie. I did enjoy it. But I enjoy those movies. I want a happily Ever after. Or at least to know good things are coming. So this book felt good to me. The author does a good job of allowing you to follow the 3 sisters and their struggles. I would recommen ...more
Carol lowkey.bookish
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect cozy holiday book you need right now.

Three sisters, Dahlia, Magnolia, and Rose have lost touch with their Aunt Sassy over the years. They are all reunited at her Inn in beautiful Colorado just in time for Christmas. Each sister is at a crossroads in their lives and really need time away from their ‘real lives’. This escape to Colorado turns out to be just what they all needed.

This was such a heartwarming book that I read it in one sitting. I plan to share it with my Mom beca
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a charming and heart-warming Christmas read. Three sisters, Rose, Magnolia, and Dahlia are all at a bit of a cross-roads when they receive a letter from their aunt with some Christmas items from their childhood. The note asks them to come visit for their aunt's last Christmas at the Inn she has run since before they were born. The three sisters assume that she must be gravely ill, and they are not sure what tore apart their aunt and mother's relationship when th
Tabassum Irin
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Winter is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start reading holiday & cozy books – which is why I have a holiday book recommendation/review for you guys today! I finished reading Home For The Holidays by Sara Richardson this week, and it was really good. It’s a book about family, sisterhood and finding your true self among people who care the most about you. Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a free review copy! ❤ I rated the book with 4.5/5 stars.

Home For The Holidays
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Oh my. Oh my my my!
I adored this book. Stories like these are timeless and I would read a million of them as long as they were just like this.
I loved following the lives of three sisters in completely different stages of their lives. Three completely different sets of circumstances. They each had something they desperately wanted. They each thought something different would ultimately make them happy. But, that was the kicker. They may each be striving for something different, but in the end t
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This was such a fun holiday read!  Honestly there was not anything I didn't enjoy about this book. Each sister is dealing with their own personal battles, but when they come together, they find they can lean on each other.  There is no cattiness between the three sisters, no competition which is so refreshing.

I will say this read was predictable,  but in the best way possible because when you're reading a story that is centered around Christmas, or any holiday, you always want the
Nicola Short
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do you need a heartwarming, heartfelt book to cuddle up with? You don’t even need a fireplace to get into the spirit of this uplifting story.
Home for the Holidays is just that special kind of book that makes you want to be in the story and become a friend of the characters.
Three sisters and their aunt have lost contact with each other mostly due to being too busy. Though their mother also played a major part in this separation. Each of the main characters became special to me. Their family bond
Jennie Fortna
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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ARC for honest review with no compensation received from Forever and NetGalley

Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson is a standalone about the three Buchanan sisters, who have lost touch with each other and what happens when they each receive a letter from their Aunt Sassy asking them to come visit over the Christmas holiday in Colorado. Only time will tell if they can repairs their relationships, get closer as a family, understand the past, find forgiveness, take chances, find what has been
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Home For The Holidays is by far my favorite book that I've read this year. It was such a lovely story of family and togetherness. I loved all three of the sisters equally. Sara Richardson is definitely one of my favorite authors!!! I look forward to more in this series
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Contemporary romance author Sara Richardson has been a communications manager, copy writer, magazine editor, and whitewater rafting guide. The day after graduating with a master’s degree in journalism, Sara realized she was too empathetic to be a journalist and starting writing her first novel instead. A lifelong fascination with true love quickly led her to the romance genre.

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