"Take Me Home for Christmas" by Brenda Novak is a read about forgiveness and redemption. It’s Ted and Sophia's story and wow what a story. Sophia DeBussi has a lot of hurt caused by her horrible husband Skip. She has lost all of her possessions due to him being found dead with money strapped to his body. Sophia finds out the hard way that her husband has lost a lot of other people's money. He has also been under investigation by the FBI. It was hard to believe that Skip had run away and ended up dying from his illicit actions. But Sophia never thought this would get her back into the path of life with Ted Dixon. It has been fourteen years. Sophia had left Ted and married Skip. Why? After all of these years she still has feelings for Ted. Now we find Sophia is left alone to try and pick up her life. She also has to care for her daughter. But how can she do it? She hasn’t been to college and hasn’t any friends…due to the way things had gone for her so long ago in Whiskey Creek. It seems like everyone wants to punish her for her husband's sins. And as luck would have it Ted steps in and is able and willing to help Sophia, even when it looked like it all was out of control. We find Sophia had been an abusive marriage and she had turned to drinking. Did Sophia have it under control? Would she need some help with this? Will Sophia and Ted be able to reconcile with their past assumptions and decide how they will be able to move on with their present life and most of all how would others take all of this? This and many other questions are answered by picking up "Take Me Home for Christmas”!
Again, pick up this book to see who is who and how everyone fits together. It is an interesting read. You will see how when a person wants to set things right they can do just that. The characters are all very well developed and very believable making this a good read. Be ready for lots of drama....the good and the bad. Readers are in for a journey of joy of self-discovery. This is one emotional ride. “Take Me Home for Christmas” is the fifth in this series and I recommend you read the other series titles. However this one does well at standing alone. So, if you are looking for a well written and amazing novel you have come to the right place for "Take Me Home for Christmas" will give it to you.
Christmas is a time for remembering…
Too bad not all memories are pleasant! Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town's Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned.
But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he'll never come back—until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm. Not only has he left Sophia penniless, he's left her to face all the townspeople he cheated.…
Sophia is reduced to looking for any kind of work to pay the bills and support her daughter. With no other options, she becomes housekeeper for none other than Ted, now a successful suspense writer. He can't bring himself to turn his back on her, not at Christmas, but he refuses to get emotionally involved. He learned his lesson the last time.
Or will the season of love and forgiveness give them both another chance at happiness?