A Christmas Homecoming

A Christmas Homecoming

by Melissa McClone

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Overview

A kiss is just a kiss...

Unless it's under the mistletoe.

Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech "bah, humbug" billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.

Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he'll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150987906
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 176,300
File size: 522 KB

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A Christmas Homecoming 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ellie epitomized the spirit of Christmas. Josiah hatedthe season because he saw was lost time at work. His 80 hour work week finally caught up with him and he collapsed. His health landed him in the midst of of a Christmas explosion. I found the story worth my timr.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
The jingle of a Christmas bell always get me excited, and this story uses a bell to help weave the story and romance of Ellie and Josiah. Having gone a decade without seeing each other, Josiah is surprised to see Ellie as a grown woman and no longer the annoying little sister of his childhood friend. Their lives have gone in separate directions, and Ellie is just the woman to show the cynical Josiah that Christmas magic is real and how to not be a Grinch as he heals from a near-death infection. Josiah helps Ellie to see her life can be more, and it's important to follow one's dreams, even if it means stepping out of one's comfort zone. But giving one's heart and love to each other while not sure about each one's future keeps them from fully embracing a relationship. Just when it seems all may be lost, Christmas wishes, the jingle of a bell, and a little help from Santa show these two how to find their happily ever after! I just love a wonderful Christmas romance!
Anonymous 8 days ago
A fun read. I enjoyed the characters and the feelings they brought to life.
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Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful This is a wonderful story about we need to take a step back and believe in the spirit of Christmas. She moist her older brother to sickness and she started a program for kids who's siblings are either sick in the hospital or have disabilities so they can feel normal. He helped her brother and went to become a billionaire. But now he is back because he was sick.
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I enjoyed this fun to read Christmas story. I recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story makes you remember the real joy behind the Christmas holiday. I love how our two main characters fill each other's needs and help each other grow in the personal lives. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story makes you remember the real joy behind the Christmas holiday. I love how our two main characters fill each other's needs and help each other grow in the personal lives. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Josiah is back in Marietta to recuperate from his illness. Hates Christmas because it causes him to lose time at his company. Ellie loves everything about Christmas. Ellie is put in charge of taking care of Josiah. She decided to help him enjoy Christmas again. Josiah wants to help Ellie with Bucks Place. A wonderful story of children and parents trying to love with a very sick child in hospital. Couldn't put it down. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every minute of this book and was sorry it ended!
18jj More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book . I recommend you read this book its a great read
lttlelola More than 1 year ago
I love books about christmas and this is no different. This book embodies the meaning of the season and makes you want to visit that inn along the way. Great book to get ready for the holidays
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book .
redmoran1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars ***This ebook was provided by Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review*** A Christmas Homecoming is part of the Bar V5 Ranch series and it was another great book in the series. From the book blurb Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season. Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love? I loved the heroine Ellie, she was determined to enjoy Christmas and finally enjoy the holiday season. Josiah came to the Bar V5 dude ranch to recover from a serious illness and the last thing he needs is Ellie spreading holiday cheer all over the ranch but even he can't resist Ellie's charm and they soon share a kiss under the mistletoe that has the potential to be much more than just a kiss I enjoyed reading about characters from previous books in the series and I enjoyed seeing how Josiah started enjoying Christmas and realize that taking time off from work can be a good thing and that work doesn't have to be his only focus in life.
cowboysfan65 More than 1 year ago
Josiah Whittaker has been forced to take a month off work be cause of his health.His friend Nate brought him to the Bar Y5 in Marietta his home town.Josiah just wants to be left alone until Ellie Smith walks into his room. Ellie's brother and Josiah were best friends in school, but when Nate warns him not to hurt her. The more he is around Ellie he starts to see what he has but missing out on love and a family.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A story that will definitely get your Christmas spirits high, and put a smile on your face. Ellie's enjoyment and thrill of Christmas is pure and joyful. She genuinely loves the Christmas time, and to bring cheer to other people's lives. She is easy to like, her love for life and caring for others are endearing, her goals in life, and how she goes about fulfilling them are admirable. Josiah is a total opposite to Ellie, when it comes to Christmas. And I thought it was understandable, he didn't try to stop others from enjoying the holidays, he just rather not participate in the festivities. That is allowed. Both of them have such a giving heart, they are willing to go the extra mile for others. The charity work Ellin does, and Josiah helps her with, was thoughtful and important. I loved the spark between them, the attraction was immediate on both sides, but they are approaching it in such a sensible way. But the kisses are hot, addictive, and the connection that they formed a long time ago, in their teens, sparks up again, and feelings step in, feelings either one of them are not expecting, or ready for. This was a heartwarming story, filled with cheer, joy, caring and love ~ Four Spoons
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
'A Christmas Homecoming' by Melissa McClone is a great read. I loved reading about Ellie and Josiah. This is a great 'feel good' Christmas story. I'm looking forward to reading more about the interesting characters at the Bar V5 dude ranch. Recommend to all fans of Christmas romance.
Jarina More than 1 year ago
A Christmas Homecoming, by Melissa McClone, is a selection of the multifaceted Copper Mountain series from Tule Publishing. It is Christmas at the Bar V5 Ranch in Marietta, Montana, and Josiah Whittaker has returned to his hometown for a forced period of rest and recuperation after a near fatal bout with blood poisoning. One problem with being at the ranch, or even Marietta, at Christmastime for Josiah is that he has come to cringe at anything Christmas. The other problem is that as CEO of Whit Tech, the company he founded right out of college and that had given him billionaire status, being away from the company and having very limited online access made him a little crazy. But the board of directors, including his best friend and board of directors member Nate Vaughn, had given Josiah an ultimatum--take this month to recover or he was fired. Josiah wondered why he hadn't kept 51% of the company when he went public! To keep his sanity during this forced retreat, Josiah would certainly need to find something to occupy his time. Little did he know this would come in the form of a particular bell wearing elf and person from his past as well as some very magical Kris Krinkle cookies. Throw in some kids at Buck's Place, a nonprofit created by bell wearing Ellie Smith in her brother's memory, and you have the making of a new man. This story captures the season, the meaning of giving, of oneself and ones resources, and the power of love. I found this book to be an endearing tale that is perfect for the holiday season, and that I would love to spend a Christmas in this magical town
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
A Christmas Homecoming is a short and sweet holiday treat. First off let me say that one of the things I find to be most intriguing about the story is it's tempo. I loved how she slowly leads the reader into a love story between the two main characters. That made the story for me so much more emotional because I got to learn some of the back history of their relationship as the story went on. On of the reasons that I always come back to Ms. McClone is that her understanding of emotion in her writing is superb. She is never showy but gets her point across and leaves me loving her work.
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Josiah Whittaker has been forced to spend a month recovering from a life threatening illness at the Bar V5 ranch in Marietta Montana. The problem is its December and Josiah hates Christmas about as much as not being able to work. However once Ellie Smith delivers him a plate of cookies he rethinks his opinions on a certain decoration, mistletoe. Ellie is taking a break from kissing, especially with guests, after an incident with a married man. Both have changed a lot since seeing each other 11 years ago but after agreeing to help one another will mistletoe come into play?
Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! The characters were wonderful.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
McClone definitely brings Christmas to life with this warm and inviting novel. The story was intricately crafted and really drew me in. I enjoyed each aspect as it came together. At the same time, it was a light and easy read that I really connected with. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and becoming part of their lives for this short while. They were fun and inviting individuals that I got to know as if they were my neighbours. I found myself becoming more and more invested in their lives. This novel was cute, sweet, funny, & heartfelt. This is definitely a Marietta Christmas that I won’t soon forget. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great additional novel set in Marietta, Montana including many secondary characters that are very familiar ‘friends’ after reading so many books set in this township. Having said that, you don’t need to have read any of those to thoroughly enjoy this story! As a fourteen year old, Eleanor Smith had secretly followed her brother, Buck, and his best friend Josiah Whittaker around. Her brother was seriously ill, but had a very positive outlook on life. Josiah was from the ‘wrong side of town’, struggling financially but very bright, able and hard working. The untimely death of her brother meant she no longer saw Josiah who left town and moved on to found his own very successful high tech business. Years later, Josiah had worked hard to succeed, in fact he worked so hard his health has suffered and the billionaire business man is returning to stay and recuperate at the Bar V5 dude ranch, where Ellie is a housekeeper, for a month. The month he’s staying is December but don’t let that make you think it will be full of festive cheer for him - he hates not working, dislikes everything to do with Christmas and really doesn’t want this enforced month long vacation with all his gadgets taken away so he just can’t play! Ellie is determined to help Josiah recuperate and enjoy Christmas. The two are soon friends but both are wary, for very different reasons, of becoming anything more. However, the festive season, an insightful Santa and love might just have something to do about that! I haven’t read a story set in Marietta that I haven’t loved and this one is no different. The town has such brilliant, memorable characters who it is delightful to keep reencountering in different stories and even by different authors. In this story, Ellie had experienced so much in her life that she was using to help her help others, especially through Buck’s Place. I hope such places really do exist to help the siblings of seriously ill children have some time where the focus is on them, giving them time, fun and support, rather than everything being in response to the ill child. Josiah needed a wake up call to show him that life is for living and not just for working and he’s certainly had it, though he was determined to largely ignore it initially. With great characters, a superb setting and an emotional festive story this is a total winner for me. I really enjoyed how their relationship grew and developed, making this a brilliant, enthralling, festive romance that I have no hesitation in highly recommending. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.