Thursday, November 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham

by:  Heather Graham
published by:  Mira
publish date:  October 27, 2009

 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.  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?

If you're a fan of the TV show Sleepy Hollow, I think you'll like this book.  The plot lines are quite similar.  A revolutionary war soldier is transported, by magic, from his time to our time.  Melody ends up running into him with her car.  She thinks he's a reenactment actor and is crazy so she takes him home with her.   Surprise, surprise, her house ends up being his old house.  How crazy is that??  

It's a nice little Christmas story with a historical angle.  I liked how the characters were able to compare and contrast the past and the present.  It was more history heavy and not so much a real Christmas story.  At least not in my opinion anyway.  It's more like it just happened to take place at Christmas I guess.  

Anyway, it was a romance that I tolerated.  So that was something right?  I would recommend this book.  It had a little bit of everything in there so I imagine it would appeal to a wide variety of readers.  The fact that it's a little bit older didn't take away from anything.  

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