Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ARC Book Review: Christmas Once Again

Author: Jina Bacarr
Title: Christmas Once Again
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2019
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves… On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas. This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943. In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France. But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas? Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her? Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel - it's one woman's chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart...

Review: Christmas Once Again is my first holiday romance of 2019, but it isn't my first book by Jina Bacarr. I know her more for the erotic romances for the Spice line, so I wasn't sure what to expect with a novel dealing with time travel and WWII.

What I got was a very pleasant surprise and one that definitely made me feel all tingly inside. Its the story of Kate who lost the man she loved during the war. A letter received 12 years later and a trip home send her back in time, where she does her best to save him and maybe even fix a few mistakes she made back then.

I instantly connected to Kate who was a strong woman that made her way in the world after losing her love. The time travel in the story was perfect. Kate's journey into her past was done so well. I loved watching her reconnect with her family and the way she tried to change things other than whether Jeff lived or died. I think everyone wishes that they did some things differently in their life, and Kate got to do than.

Jina wove a really beautiful story, complete with a baddy, aka a future evil mother in law. I really wonder what Kate's life is going to turn out like once Mrs. Rushbrooke is family? Cos that lady was pretty nasty.

The holiday setting is more a backdrop and a setup for the story, but it makes for a beautiful way of reconnecting, which is what the holiday is about.

If you like time travel novels and WWII this a fabulous book you won't want to miss

Rating: 5 flowers


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