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Such a wonderful story! I love historical fiction and love the fact that some of this story takes place in the past. I would highly recommend this to all my friends! Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for a chance to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you so much to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial Audio for my copy of Home for Christmas by D. P. Conway Narrated by Steve Corona in exchange for an honest review. It published November 2, 2023.
First off I thought Steve Corona did a very good job!
I found this story to be very heartwarming and definitely one of Conway's better stories in this series! Perfect for Christmas!

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I really liked this story, I just wish we got a little more from the ending. I like the plot and concept of the story. It took a while to build up, but it was great.

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Narration was well done. Listened at 2.0x without problem.

Shortly after Jacob's marriage falls apart for good, he moves to Sandusky, OH to an inherited estate. The small town embraces Jacob as he works to find new stories to write about and makes connections with people who see him for who he is and accept him just the same.

A good, heartwarming story about enduring bonds, righting wrongs, and the kindness of the human spirit.

Overall: 4 stars

I'll tell my students about: alcohol, death, brothel, supernatural

**Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial Audio for the free ALC. All opinions expressed are my own.**

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Such a heartwarming story! We have a writer who is carrying a lot of baggage, a small town that allows him to share it, and discover (with us) the true meaning of Christmas. Great choice of narrator too!

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If you're looking for a magical Chistmas story that isn't based on romance then check this audiobook out!. I found the story to bb compelling though somewhat difficult to follow at times. There are some predictable Christmas themes to the book including the stranger in a small town finding the close knit community suffocating at first but by the end has come to love the people and of course Christmas is at the center of it. The narrator does a good job of keeping the listeners attention and the length of the audiobook is perfect for a drive to Grandma's house and back. Thank you to NetGalley and the audiobook publisher for a copy for a honest review.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the audio version.
I really enjoyed this novel a lot. The ending took a turn I honestly didn't expect at all. This book takes place during Christmas and I was happy that they had Christmas themes throughout the book. I am shocked this year with how many books this year I have read for Christmas don't even mention anything Christmasy! Highly recommend. It is a short story so you can listen to it in 3 hours or so.

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I wanted to like this book. I throughly enjoyed every other book in this Christmas collection.

I just really struggled getting into it. I think the addiction struggles that MMC wouldn’t be honest about just hit a little to close to home for me. So it ended up being really hard for me to sympathize with him.

I’m sure someone else would enjoy this story. I did like some of the background characters.

Although this was a DNF for me, the overall collection is a hit of nostalgia and fells for the Christmas season.

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Home For Christmas: The Christmas Collection
DP Conway
Jacob Butterworth is down on his luck: he owes the IRS a lot of money, which he doesn’t have, his wife is fed up with his drinking and told him its over, and he’s an alcoholic. He receives word that he has inherited his Great-Uncle Captain Bradley Butterworth’s estate. He arrives in Sandusky, Ohio to settle the estate. The lawyer handling the property offers to purchase the property, “out of the goodness of his heart.” Jacob asks for $20,000; the lawyer hesitates and tells Jacob the property is in bad condition. However, the lawyer will meet Jacob’s demand the day after Christmas.
The people in Sandusky befriend Jacob. He’s never had people treat him so nice. Jacob is a writer but lately he hasn’t been doing so well. He starts researching his Great-Uncle and it reawakens his writing instinct. While staying at the Inn he meets Big Rosie and Helen the maid, Sal the bartender, Tom the priest and the library women.
This tale would make a great Hallmark Movie! Mr. Bixby is sort of a Scrooge but a lot worse. Jacob didn’t seem to realize he was an alcoholic. Big Rosie and Helen…well you’ll have to read the book to find out more about them. This is a very touching Christmas story. I really hope someone from Hallmark is listening to me, I want to see this as a movie!
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy for review purposes. My reviews are my personal opinion and always unbiased.

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Home for Christmas by D. P. Conway, an audiobook narrated by Steve Corona was a sweet little Christmas story. I don't know why but it was hard for me to connect with the narrator, I constantly felt that a female voice would be better. I believe that's why I struggled a bit to get into the story.
I loved the message that this book delivered - change is possible, just don't give up!
I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves Christmas stories.

Thank you, NetGalley and BooksGoSocial Audio for this copy!

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Title: Home for Christmas
Series: The Christmas Collection Book #5
Author: D. O. Conway
Audiobook Narrator: Steve Corona
Publisher: BooksGoSocial Audio
Genre: Christmas, Paranormal Historical Fiction
Audiobook Release Date was November 2, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
Pages: 132

Awww I love this on so many levels. ~
I love Christmas,
I love to read – favorite genre Mysteries
I love a good audiobook – one with a great narrator is even better

So an audiobook Christmas story that is a magical mystery was perfect!

"Home for Christmas" is Book #5 in D. P. Conway’s – ‘The Christmas Collection’.
This story features Jake Butterfield a struggling writer who knows he drinks too much. He recently found out that he is the heir to his Great Uncle’s home. So is heading to Sandusky, Ohio.
Jake however finds himself in a magical little town.
He immediately meets a group of extraordinary people who become friends.

I just loved all these characters. Narrator Steve Corona did an awesome job in performing all these characters. Not sure if he is the narrator in the other audiobook but he is great!
As I mentioned this is fifth in the series. I have read one other and found that the order doesn’t manner they are not sequential. In fact, I high recommend reading this first!
I am hoping Big Rosie turns up in another Christmas Collection story! 😊

~I grew up in West Virginia and one of the great amusement parks was Cedar Point located on Lake Erie near Sandusky. So Sandusky was a place we wanted to go however never visited the little town. ~
Author D. P. Conway lives in Ohio so no surprise he picked Sandusky for this wonderful story. 🎄

Want to thank NetGalley and BooksGoSocial Audio for this audiobook which was released November 2, 2023.

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It took a moment to get into the book, but it turned out to be a really good "true meaning" of Christmas book. The way the story is written you're able to picture the scenes, and connect with the characters. It is a very heartwarming book that is a great quick read for the holiday season.

The story starts off with a struggling writer at Christmas time, who visits a quiet little town. Through a weeks time, he meets several people from the town who not only impact his life, but he also has an affect on theirs.

Although it is a part of a collection, you do not need to read the other books prior to this one.

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This book was for a mixed bag for me. It took a min to fully get into gear with the story. But when it finally got going, it got going. A story of loss, forgiveness, alcoholism & recovery and learning history. And of course Christmas mixed in.
The narrator was perfection for this story. The way his voice rose and fell with the story. Giving each character their own voice and painting a picture.
A solid read of 4 stars.

Thanks to the folks at NetGalley for an audio copy of this book. My review is a honest reflection of my feelings towards this book.

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When Jacob Butterworth pulls in to Sandusky he is having problems with his wife and it’s all due to his drinking when he checks into the Valdamere in he is given a room and although cozy he has no idea how this day will change his life. He’s going to research his ancestors life Captain Bradley Butterworth it is a week before Christmas and he wants to sell his great great great grandfather Bradley’s home do a little research and get back to his life but he will not leave the town without being touched by its magic. While staying at the Inn he meets big Rosie the maid Helen Sal and his wife who runs the bar downstairs there’s a villain name Mr. Bixby the nice priest name father Tom the ladies at the library and so many more special people and before it’s over not only will his life be touched but in the end he will have an affect on others. I know this isn’t the best summary but didn’t know how to write a review about the sweet Christmas story this is book 5 NDP Conways Christmas stories and I am loving them and can’t wait to read the rest. I want to think the author books go social and Net Galley for my free audio arc copy please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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This is a short and sweet Christmas story. I’m not religious so maybe not the target audience for this author, but it was still an enjoyable story to listen to.

Steve Corona did a good job narrating the audiobook.

Thank you D.P. Conway, BooksGoSocial, and NetGalley for providing this ALC for review consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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This was a very quick and sweet Christmas read. Gave me just the warm and fuzzy feelings I was hoping for!

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for this eARC!

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