Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review Take Me Home For Christmas By Brenda Novak

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Christmas is a time for remembering….

Too bad all memories aren't pleasant. Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town's Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned.

But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he'll never come back—until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm. Not only has he left Sophia penniless, he's left her to face all the townspeople he cheated….

Sophia is reduced to looking for any kind of work to pay the bills and support her daughter. With no other options, she becomes housekeeper for none other than Ted, now a successful suspense writer. He can't bring himself to turn his back on her, not at Christmas, but he refuses to get emotionally involved. He learned his lesson the last time.

Or will the season of love and forgiveness give them both another chance at happiness?

Whisky Creek Series

My Review

Sophia Debussi, was the towns mean girl in high school she dated Ted Dixon for two years then moved on and in with and married to Skip Debussi. He's Controlling in everyway, driving her to drink. He belittles her to their Daughter, and his family.

Sophia, Skip and Alexa go away on holiday on their yacht for Skip and Sophia's wedding anniversary. Only when Sophia wakes up when there out at sea off Brazil's coastline, Skip is now where to be found- he's gone overboard.

Unknown to Sophia the FBI are looking for Skip because of his Business, Sophia loses everything - Home, money, clothes. She has no friends and even though she has been sober for a month or so the temptation is so great. One person befriends her Eve from the village she gets Sophia a job with none other than Ted Dixon as his housekeeper.

I love this story of Friendship and second chances - we all deserve a second chance now and again. I loved Sophia's character. She's so easy to identify with, how many people do you know like Sophia and how many do you judge. It comes back to the age old saying - Don't Judge A Book By its cover.

I loved Ted's Character, you could tell he was still smitten over Sophia. I loved the way he took care of both Sophia and Alexa. I really couldn't believe the actions of the people in town who Skip ripped off, or could I would you act like that in their shoes.

Brenda, this book was amazing had me hooked from the start. I will definitely be reading more about Whisky Creek.

Take Me Home For Christmas  is part of the Whisky Creek Series, I haven't read the other books in the series, so this can be read as a stand alone book.

This is a book for your "TBR" list.

This Book gets 5/5 Stars.

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About The Author

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.

Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader's Choice, the Bookseller's Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking--she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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