A Texas Christmas Homecoming

A Texas Christmas Homecoming

by Nancy Robards Thompson
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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 his innocence and married someone else practically the minute he left Whiskey River.

Busy running her specialty baking company, widowed Rachel has no interest in romance--even when her first love comes back to town. Though she feels guilty that she didn't stand behind the boy her mother persuaded her was certain to become a Barrels ne'er-do-well like the father who abandoned them, she has neither the time nor the energy to explore second chances.

Moved by the star-crossed couple's repressed passion, which is hotter than cinnamon candy and sweeter than sugar icing, a benevolent Christmas ghost, who lives for happy endings, might just be cooking up a delicious new chance for Rachel and Eli.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158830709
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Series: Whiskey River Christmas , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 245,635
File size: 512 KB

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A Texas Christmas Homecoming 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
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 voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
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 cowboy story well this book was a super fun and fast read. I really enjoyed the simpleness of the story. I really enjoyed how the author made it seem like you were catching up with friends instead of reading a fiction book. I also enjoyed how independent but how simple Rachel was. The love Eli has just jumped off the pages. This book has some adult scenes so it may not be appropriate for all ages. This book is so worth the read and so fun.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
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 they were. Rachel was his not so secret "secret" girlfriend in high school who his mom ran out of town... of course there's more to the story and what a good story it is. Well written and the perfect length. I think I got to know Felicity the best so far in this book.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
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 this author.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Holiday Second-Chance Romance with a Ghostly Twist! 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 her heart, again. When Felicity's ghost steps in to give them a push, Eli and Rachel have to decide if they deserve a second chance to be together. Nancy Robards Thompson works her magic to weave a sweet tale of a couple that gets a second chance with the help of a sweetly meddlesome ghost who has made it her mission to unite couples that she believes should be together. The characters are well-developed and the story keeps you hooked from page 1. This story will put you in the Christmas mood!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
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 to Rachel Wilson, his high school sweetheart who didn’t believe in his innocence but also married someone else practically the minute he left Whiskey River. Now widowed, Rachel is busy raising her daughter and running her cookie shop. She has no time or interest in romance. She might regret not standing behind the boy her mother convinced her was certain to become a ne’er-do-well like the father who abandoned them. This star-crossed couple share an out of this world attraction which moves a compassionate Christmas ghost, who lives for happy endings, and who might just cook up a delicious second chance for Rachel and Eli. I really enjoyed this sweet love story and had trouble putting this book down, reading this book in one day. Ms. Gaddy is a wonderful story teller, drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me as she drew me in and not let me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
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 River to feature in this series is Elijah (Eli) Lane who left the area after being suspected of stealing the car belonging to the mother of his secret girlfriend, Rachel Wilson. He wasn't the thief but Rachel didn't back him up and, disillusioned, he left to participate in a scheme which helped him turn his life around. He's been in the army and to college as well as working in the wine industry and now he's returned to help set up a new vineyard in partnership with his two teen friends who have also done well after leaving the Barrels. He's determined to show Rachel that he's made something of his life . . . . even though she married someone else shortly after he left. Rachel was devastated when Eli left without contacting her. She believes he abandoned her without a second thought but there are secrets to be revealed and a matchmaking ghost with lavender scent who will strive to help these two to uncover what happened and to move on to their own HEA together. However, even though their attraction is a hot as ever, there are other considerations this time around, including Rachel's determination to make a success of her backing company and her delightful young daughter! The angst and drama run riot through this third story in this festive season. Some of the events from the second book also feature in this one and it is great to read about them from a different point of view. This is a story to have your taste buds tingling as Felicity, the Harwood's matchmaking ghost, tries to work her magic for another couple this Christmas. It is a delightful read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I can't wait to read the fourth and final story in this series! I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
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 on with her life and ended up in a bad marriage. The only good thing she had from the marriage was her daughter and she was determined to raise Katie the best she could and give her all the love and attention she deserved, unlike the way Rachel was brought up. Rachel lives a modest life, but she has her own cookie shop which was one of her dreams. While catering the annual Christmas Ball at Harwood House, Rachel runs into Eli. He is back in Whisky River and is planning to open a winery with his friend Logan. When Eli was sent away by Rachel’s mother, he went to work on at a vineyard in California where he discovered his new passion. He ended up getting a degree in viticulture and enology. Eli brings his expertise with him to start the new vineyard. But he has unfinished business with Rachel. He needs to talk to her about how things ended between them. Will Felicity’s magic work on Rachel and Eli like it has for couples of the past? I really enjoyed this heartwarming story. Felicity’s ghost made for some unique scenes. Eli and Rachel definitely deserved a second chance after how things ended between them and I was happy to see them work it out. Every time I smell lavender, I will be reminded of Felicity and this memorable book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
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 still there but will hearts be broken a second time if they take a chance? Or will that future they talked about all those years ago finally come true? I highly recommend this one.