Home in Time for Christmas

Home in Time for Christmas

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground... like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man--clad in Revolutionary War-era costume--appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes in the injured stranger, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier, sentenced to death by British authorities. The last thing he remembers is the tug of the noose. Safe at her parents' house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners, strange clothes and nasty bump on the head. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical and her family is fascinated--though not half so fascinated as Melody herself. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she's ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant past be the future she truly longs for? With the aid of enchanted petals, ancient potions and the peculiar magic of the season, Melody and Jake embark on an unimaginable Christmas adventure--and discover a love that transcends time.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, c2009.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9781423398233
1423398238
Call Number: GRAHAM
Characteristics: 6 compact discs (6 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Audiobooks.
Christmas stories.
Love stories.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Dawe, Angela

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Jan 05, 2018

Home in Time For Christmas is a somewhat new concept for time travel. It is a fun idea and the relationships in the story are fun and interesting. The problem is that the writing is an insult to the intelligence of adult readers. The main characters at times appear as very intelligent people and in the next paragraph are half-wits. Melody, in particular, comes across as a combination of a stooge and a highly intelligent woman, depending on the situation. Her boyfriend is even more so. The story is fun, but is predictable as a Hallmark channel Christmas movie. Depending on what you are looking for, you may really like this book or you may hate it. I found myself in between the two as I realized early on that I would have to put up with improbable and inconsistent character actions to enjoy an entertaining story. I am not at all tempted to search for anything else written by this author. Whether she or her editor are to blame, an opportunity was missed here. This could have been a really good book with a reasonable amount of editing.

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