Come Home to Me: A Homefront Novella

Come Home to Me: A Homefront Novella

by Jessica Scott

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Previously published as ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go.

All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.

But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.

This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150634381
Publisher: Jessica Scott
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Jessica Scott's Homefront Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 135
Sales rank: 208,609
File size: 506 KB

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USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She's also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012. Learn More at

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Come Home to Me: A Homefront Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will never know if there is a story here worth hearing; the profanity is shouting over the real words. Deleting from Nook at Page 11 of 109; just can't take it anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book that I have read by this author. She hit everything on the head in this novella. Now I must read all of her other books.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novella. Most of the military romances I read center around the male's service record and his emotional state when he returns stateside. All I want for Christmas by Jessica Scott, is the complete opposite. It is the emotional tale of Captain Samantha Egan, trying to go back to her life after her first deployment, where she witnessed many horrors, including the death of her best friend. Luckily, Sam's boyfriend and guardian to her eight-year-old daughter, Major Patrick MacLean, has seen it all and truly understands the loss and emptiness Sam is feeling. Patrick is her rock and because he loves her so much, refuses to let her dark feelings overwhelm her and prevent breaking up their family. Ms. Scott pens a moving novella that truly tugs at your heartstrings. Patrick is an amazingly patient man and never stops fighting for the two women whom he loves most in the world. The sex scene is sensual and affectionate, which truly brings out the love Sam and Patrick have for each other. Overall, this is a fast-paced read, with great character development and an ending that brings the holiday story full circle. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would bet everyone who reads this novel already knows the specifics of making love...tired, tired, tired of so many stories that have page after page of details of the act...will watchfor this author and avoid her books. A nice story dragged down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thoroughly engrossing story. It made a tremendous point about soldiers coming back and trying to readjust. It is truly tragic how much they've survived and return shattered in mind and body. A moving, loving story.
streetmouse More than 1 year ago
Totally intense-- I cried a lot. But it's a great, emotional story with a really nice ending. (It's a military book, but you don't have to be military to understand the feelings. The story is about the relationship.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book about coming home from a deployment and what the soldiers go through. These two had an especially hard time since they were barely together between their deployments. Natalie called Patrick and he came to see Sam and see what was happening and if they could patch things up. Sam was trying to bottle everything up and Patrick knew that wouldn't work and that she needed to talk. Patrick let Sam set the pace and they were able to start talking. Patrick opened up to Sam what had happened during his deployment and how he was embarrassed to tell her. I liked how Patrick was able to tell Sam that he had issues when he came back too and went to someone to talk about them. This was a fast paced book, but an emotional book and gave me a new appreciation of coming back from a deployment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good story.. I understand it all. I was a returning vet after Korea my Dad was a WW2 vet. My son was a vet..One of my grandsons was a Marine on 3 deployments, and another grandson is deployed now for another11 months.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved storyline and the characters. This is a very short book, but very pique today's world. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this free. Only about 78 pages. Emotional with one steamy scene. Good characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was very moving, emotional and heart breaking. I have a new-found respect for what are soldiers go through. Really enjoyed the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story gave an insight into whatour service people go through when they come home from war. It is a big adjustment for everyone. Great story. I hope you will read it and then thank a vet or military person and their families!
DaleDL More than 1 year ago
Good story and shows what our military go through in coming home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Military life showing just how hard it is for families
Riggy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Jms
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angela and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog All I want for Christmas is You may be short but it packs a powerful punch. Jessica Scott yet again tackles issues of being a soldier, not so much the actual job but what comes with it.  The strength of this story is not about the issues but the survival of these soldiers.  This is a story of love triumphs all. The aftermath of being deployed has hit Natalie and Patrick hard. Not only their experiences has left them emotionally and physically damaged; it also threatens their relationship.  It would take one heck of a storm and a manipulative little girl to fix this. My heart broke for Natalie and Patrick.  Because they both have been deployed for long periods of time, they have forgotten to be couple in every sense of the way.  But I commend Patrick on his strength to save their relationship.  He was patient but assertive in getting what he wanted.  Natalie is very lucky to have him. If you have time for a quick heartfelt read this holiday, I recommend this book. *ARC provided by author
GHott More than 1 year ago
Captain Samantha Egan isn’t the person she was when she started her tour. She used to scoff at those that said war changes you but now she knows – it takes your soul. She’s only the shell of the person who departed. So she does what’s best. She collects her daughter from her boyfriend’s and goes home. Except that her boyfriend, Major Patrick MacLean, has been where she is and isn’t willing to let go of his family without a fight! Hott Review: This is my first Jessica Scott book, but it won’t be my last! I couldn’t put ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ down and I cried through half of it! I think that this book not only serves as a wonderful holiday romance, but also an amazing reminder of what is done for us every day. There are many that are going to be turned off by the excessive foul language and one descriptive steamy section. More… Author: Jessica Scott Source: Morgan Doremus Grade: A Steam: Adult – Not a lot but a bit graphic. Setting: Maine Series: Coming Home 5.5
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3.5 - "Thank you for not giving up on me." Stars. Jessica Scott isn't a new author to me, in the fact that her Coming Home series of books have been on my reading radar for a while, but actually reading her work, that is new to me. Again, I am faced with the task of wanting to give myself a slap for waiting so long to actually pick up one of her books. All I Want for Christmas isn't a fluffy read, but it does encompass the spirit and meaning of Christmas perfectly. After returning to the US from active service, on a tour that saw her lose her best friend Captain Samantha Egan is struggling, her way of coping is to try and ignore the numbness that seems to have become a part of her everyday existence, and to leave everything that once meant so much, behind. She returns home to Saber Falls with her daughter Natalie, to her mothers house, also leaving behind the love of her life, Major Patrick MacLean. Patrick isn't giving up his girls without a fight, and swiftly follows Sam and Nat in the hope that he can help Sam with the Grief and PTSD she is attempting to pretend are not affecting her, and pull his family back together in time for Christmas. "Make me feel again, Patrick." This is an emotional and heart felt story, it makes you stop for a little while and think about all the things that you are grateful for, especially at this time of the year. If you haven't read this authors work before it is going to make you want to dive in and start the series (a bit like this reader), if you have, then you can congratulate yourself on not being a late-to-the-party-d**b**s like I am! ARC generously provided by the publisher, in exchange for the above honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and very moving story!! I loved it!!