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Home for Christmas

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Home for Christmas: by D. P. Conway and narrated by Steve Corona is the fifth book in the The Christmas Collection and was a perfect audiobook to get you in the Christmas spirit. This was a story of a man called Jacob who is down on his luck as he owes out a lot of money, he has marriage problems and he also has drinking problems. Then his luck changes.......everything becomes better.

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This book is one of a series of 5 by this American writer. He put pen to paper during the Covid pandemic but the books read as if they are tales of old, passed down the generations.
Home for Christmas is based on a man who needs help and finds those around him come to his aid during the festive season. This book is probably the most American of the set, reminding me of some of the old US Christmas movies.

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This was a very good audiobook! I really like the narrator and the way the author writes! I plan to read more by this author!
The story was beautiful!

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{received this book via netgalley}

➡️ A struggling writer enters a town where his life will change forever.

💭 Unfortunately, this book was a DNF (did not finish) for me. For some reason, I could not get into the story no matter how hard I tried. While I did enjoy the narrator's voice, the story itself did not keep me engaged.

✅ I recommend this story because the narrator kept me engaged for as long as he did. However, I can't give this a proper recommendation since I did not finish the book.

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Book 5 of the Christmas Collection.

Jacob is down on his luck writer/family man when he gets good news, he’s inherited his uncle’s estate so he heads to the estate. On the way he meets nice people who help him kindly. His outlook changes and he starts writing again, giving him a new lease on life.

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This is a story about a man who is alcoholic and has ruined the relationship with his wife. He gets invested in knowing the story of his ancestors which leads to various discoveries. This story has a paranormal touch also and consists of a diverse range of characters. It was a happy ending and the plot was good. Overall rating 3.5✨

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***This review, expressing my honest opinion, is voluntary, and I extend my gratitude to BooksGoSocial Audio and NetGalley for providing the Audio ARC***

The storyline, characterized by its lengthy and meandering nature, left me feeling disengaged. This audio failed to capture my interest.

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Twelve Days, Nava, The Ghost of Christmas to Come, Starry Night and Home for Christmas are five novellas part of the Christmas Collection by D. P. Conway. I listened to them as audiobooks and overall enjoyed the stories (some a little more than the others). We can sense the strong faith the author has in the way he has written each story filled with hope, miracles, second chances and happy endings.

I received an ALC of each book by the publisher BooksGoSocial Audio and the author via NetGalley.

Twelve Days (A Tale of Christmas) (narrated by Danielle Gensler) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nava (A Tale of Redemption) (narrated by Danielle Gensler) ⭐⭐⭐
The Ghost of Christmas to Come (narrated by Danielle Gensler) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Starry Night (Not all Who Wander are Lost) (narrated by Randy Hames) ⭐⭐⭐💫
Home for Christmas (narrated by Steve Corona) ⭐⭐⭐💫

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Home for Christmas by D. P. Conway felt like a vintage, throw back to traditional Christmas and it made me feel nostalgic for the past. It was well-written with great characterizations.

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Home for Christmas (The Christmas Collection) by D. P. Conway
Narrated by Steve Corona
Publisher: BooksGoSocial Audio
Genre: Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction
Published: November 2, 2023

Home for Christmas is the fifth book in The Christmas Collection by D. P. Conway. Each book in this collection is a standalone and this book can be read without having read the other books.

By far, this was my favorite book in the collection. I loved the story and the characters. I found this book to be fascinating. I loved the character development and seeing how the story unraveled. This book had a magical Christmas quality and was a quick read.

I loved the narration by Steve Corona!

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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This is a heartwarming Christmas story about a man called Jacob who is down on his luck as he owes out a lot of money, he has marriage problems and he has drinking problems. The good news is that he finds out that he has inherited his uncle's estate, and so he travels to find out more about it. On his travels he meets many nice people who welcome him, and he starts writing again. This is a lovely, touching story which I really enjoyed listening to. Highly recommended!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.

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Thank you BooksGoSocial Audio for accepting my request to review Home for Christmas on NetGalley.

Narrator: Steve Corona

This is a string the popcorn while you listen audiobook. Corona was a good choice as narrator. His voice would draw me back to the story when my mind would wander.

The synopsis is nontelling. I assumed by the genre labels of literary and women's fiction, the brief blurb, and my experience with Conway this would be an audiobook similar to a Hallmark movie. I was wrong. The problems are bigger in this story. The main character drinks too much, has financial problems, walked away from his marriage, blah blah blah -- sign says Victim Here. These are not light-hearted topics individually and the problems can't be perfectly alleviated in three hours and that is the problem I had with the red bow.

The story is too heavy for the marketing. I like Conway's writing and the strange twists. The ending once again creeped me out. I'm torn between are you kidding me? Why did you do this? and Wow what a mind.

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Home for Christmas is part of D.P.Conway’s Christmas Collection. In a story taking place in the 1970s a down and out Jake Butterfield has traveled to upstate Ohio from Louisville to try to get a better deal on the land left to him by his grandfather. Once an acclaimed author, Jake has fallen on hard times and spent too much time drowning his sorrows to the point that his wife has left him.

As he comes into town on a very stormy early evening, Jake sees a tavern on the side of the road which appears to have rooms to let. The kind bartender takes pity on Jake, serving him a sandwich and letting him the only room suitable for a roomer. In the course of Jake’s stay he encounters a lady innkeeper, Big Rosie, and a housekeeper, Frannie. In the course of these experiences, Jake makes many discoveries about himself, his heritage, those he meets along the way, and a future to look forward to.

I very much enjoyed this holiday novella and I do recommend it!

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Thank you so much for letting listen to this audiobook. I liked this story well enough. This showed the cliché small town people to perfection.

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Of the four books read of DP Conway's Christmas Collection. . .this was my least favorite. There were moments that were tender but would be followed by about-face descriptions that were confusing.

Jacob is having a rough go of it (he's not helping himself at all with his reactions to these challenges), and even when he tries to make changes, he's too half-hearted about it.

A tale filled with all the parts and pieces of a Christmas made for changing and going a better way in what's left of life. As for me? I only have so much holiday reading time (and what's left of life), so I left Jacob to it. (As for the book? I stayed to the very end.)

*A sincere thank you to DP Conway, BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for an ARC to read and independently review.* #HomeforChristmas #NetGalley

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This was great!! What was great about this one is that it incorporated a mystery into the lesson as well. All the books in the Christmas Chronicles teach you something. Most have a religious message, but they are not preachy. The stories show you compassion and how to love each other.

I am really glad that I listened to these stories this year. We can always us a reminder.

I received this audiobook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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This is the 5th book, but as they are independent stories, it is not necessary to know the previous ones. This is a story that touched my heart. I have family members who are alcoholics, so as they say, this story hit very close to home. The ending was so pleasant. I recommend:-)

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The fifth Christmas short story from DP Conway's collection.
A Christmas hearty story with characters that remind me of Scrooge. Alcoholism, loss, and forgiveness all create a beautiful Christmas read.

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A really well done paranormal hurt/comfort holiday story, I enjoyed D.P. Conway's Home for Christmas.

The audio version is nicely performed by Steve Corona. Corona's voice lends itself perfectly to this tale, it is warm and soothing and they do a good job with the accents.

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Another heartwarming Christmas story by D.P. Conway. The author manages to capture the spirit of old Christmases, while writing cozy ghost stories and also helping many lost characters finding their way.
A story that stands out among other Christmas stories

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