A Christmas Homecoming
(Bar V5 Dude Ranch #5)
by Melissa McClone
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?
Melissa McClone once again had me sighing and tearing up with another heartwarming Christmas tale back in Marietta, where every year, a wedding proposal happens.
My heart swells with all the love and warmth that Ellie Smith brings to the dude ranch. A kind and generous lady who always makes sure everyone feels at home with her bright smile and a bell wrapped around her neck. She’s got only one rule when working at the ranch though.. Never date the guests.
Josiah Whittaker isn’t a guest in Marietta. He grew up there and had fondest moments with his friends, especially Buck, Ellie’s deceased brother. He’s not really into Christmas, he hates spending it and would rather be at his multi-billion company during this time. But under doctor’s orders, he doesn’t really have a choice but to take care of his well-being. The happy pretty helper might just be what the doctor recommended.
A Christmas Homecoming is a perfect read this holiday. I love reading these tales because of the joy and laughter and love that this season brings. I think Melissa McClone is Mrs. Santa Claus herself because she has this big heart that keeps on giving. Her characters are easy to love even when they keep on messing up and floundering around. Before, my personal favorite from the Bar V5 dude ranch was Brooklyn, a 70-year-old wise girl trapped in a 7-year old body. Now my new favorite is Ellie Smith. She’s a selfless wonder woman. I totally adore this kind of gal.
If you’re looking for a beautiful story that’s sure to pinch your heart and tickle your funny bone at the same time, this is a highly recommended read!