*Originally published on 2015/12/04
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Sanctuary Island: #4) Written by Lily Everett
2015; 320 Pages (St. Martin’s Press)
Genre: holiday, romance, contemporary
(I received an ARC from NETGALLEY)
“Tis the season for family and love…”
In the previous novel, Heartbreak Cove, newcomer Sheriff Andie Shepherd is trying to build a quiet new life on Sanctuary Island when she learns she has a ten-year-old niece, Caitlin. Caitlin’s mother has died and Andie’s Army Ranger brother, Owen, has gone missing so she is all that Caitlin has left. With horse trainer, Sam Brennan they managed to give Caitlin the confidence and love she has always needed.
Just as the little family starts to settle into a routine Owen Shepherd has been found wounded, after trying to save his fallen soldiers and is now coming home. With all the publicity surrounding him all he wants to do is get on his feet and get to know the daughter he never knew he had. Before he even arrives on the Island he meets Libby Leeds who does not want to go to Sanctuary Island as her own past is too difficult to face. Yet she must face it or lose her job and reputation. Can the two help each other heal and give Caitlin the Christmas she deserves?
My two favourite novels of Sanctuary Island have been book 2 and 3 and when I finished book three I could NOT wait till we had Owen’s story. However, I just couldn’t like Libby and her story line in this book. I did enjoy Owen and Caitlin getting to know each other and finding a place for one another in their hearts. I will read the next book but I would need it to be a ★★★★ to continue the series.