A Christmas Homecoming - Melissa McClone

A Christmas Homecoming

By Melissa McClone

  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 158 Ratings)


A kiss is just a kiss…

Unless it’s under the mistletoe.

Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.

Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love? 


  • A Christmas Homecoming

    Love the setting of this story. Characters were interesting. Easy to read.
  • Definitely a 5 Star

    By My03vette
    Great book had a very hard time putting this book. Loved all the characters. Can’t wait to read the next one.
  • Cute holiday story

    By kit*7Kat
    If your looking for a light-hearted, holiday romance...stop right here and start reading! This story is so cute and fun...can't wait to read the other 4 stories!!!
  • A Book Worth Reading

    By Sharon K Sherman
    I love everything Christmas, and I especially love snow-filled destinations. And even more, areas far from the maddening crowds. Which makes this story sweet to begin with. The addition of a cause made me pause and take notice. The way Ms. McClune viewed the situation broke my heart. Like Josiah, I had never considered the lost children of families dealing with terminal and debilitating diseases. While her writing is stellar and her plots are sweet, her exposure of this problem is both clever and judicious.
  • Enjoyed the homecoming

    By Cleosan
    This was an easy light reading book. I enjoyed the characters and especially liked the animals woven into it. I wish them an ever after happy life together.
  • Couldn’t put the book down!

    By Sme199103
    Somehow stumbled upon this author and now have read 3 of her books and can’t seem to put them down ! Great stories! Thank you!
  • A Lovely Love Story

    By jnull91
    I absolutely got lost in this book. It's early November, but it put me in the Christmas spirit!
  • Bucks place

    By Cowboys fan 65
    Josiah Whittaker has been forced to take a month off work be cause of his health.His friend Nate brought him to the Bar Y5 in Marietta his home town.Josiah just wants to be left alone until Ellie Smith walks into his room. Ellie's brother and Josiah were best friends in school, but when Nate warns him not to hurt her. The more he is around Ellie he starts to see what he has but missing out on love and a family.
  • Mistletoe

    By kristylof
    Josiah Whittaker has been forced to spend a month recovering from a life threatening illness at the Bar V5 ranch in Marietta Montana. The problem is its December and Josiah hates Christmas about as much as not being able to work. However once Ellie Smith delivers him a plate of cookies he rethinks his opinions on a certain decoration, mistletoe. Ellie is taking a break from kissing, especially with guests, after an incident with a married man. Both have changed a lot since seeing each other 11 years ago but after agreeing to help one another will mistletoe come into play?
  • Clean & Charming Holiday Romance

    By Unbound Passion
    * * Purchased and Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review. * * Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cover matches the theme. Happy, warm, inviting and romantic. I was a bit torn by synopsis, since it's tied to a series, I worried I'd feel left behind. But I was assured it could stand on it's own so opted to give it a try. I do like the hopeful holiday reads. Looking Deeper: Third person POV. I'd still consider this a novella, albeit on the longer side at just over 200 pages. Josiah really dislikes Christmas. Forced to take a month-long medical leave from his CEO position in the company he founded, during the holidays - to the festive dude ranch owned and operated by one of his best friends and influential board member at his company - just compounds his immediate dislike. Until she appears bearing cookies. Ellie grew up invisible, having a dying brother overshadowed much of her young life. But instead of letting it destroy her, she's make it her life goal to make others happy... on the ranch and her non-profit that she founded in her brother's honor. She's got big dreams and is working her hardest to make them happen. Lead characters are well-written and enjoyable. The secondary characters are mostly from books one and four, but you do not get an overwhelming sense of "What did I miss". Rather, there are points that truly make you want to backtrack to read their story, too. The chemistry and compatibility between Josiah and Ellie is gradual and natural. If you are expecting a hot and steamy book, this will not be the right one for you... it stayed clean throughout. Dialogue and interaction between the cast was enjoyable and fun. Not angsty or overly-dramatized. The plot was full, but not very dynamic - for the most part, it stayed steady. The flow was incredibly smooth. Most of the conflict came from Josiah's internalizations, but he'd quickly realize the errors of his ways. There was hardly any predictability at all. The conclusion was good: closed. I'd liked to have seen an epilogue detailing the outcome of the new project and what became of Pewter. Overall, it is a sweet, clean, holiday charmer that is filled with more tinsel and mistletoe than Santa's Workshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: 1.5 [G / PG] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------