All I Want for Christmas is You
by Jessica Scott
My rating: 4.5 stars
Series: Coming Home - Book 5.5
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
Publisher: Jessica Scott
Genre: Contemporary Military/Holiday Romance
Print Length: 108 pages
Available from: Amazon
From USA Today
Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman
who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to
let her go.
All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with
the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But
Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than
the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.
neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both
call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea
what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring
these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.
This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross.
All I Want for Christmas is You by Jessica Scott
For many returning soldiers the horrors of war change them, and even they don’t know how or why. The struggle to reintegrate into society after living on the edge every minute of their existence leaves scars that must be healed. When one woman comes home from Iraq, she feels the change, it is an explosive emptiness and she bottles everything up, then runs from the man who loves her no matter what, tearing her daughter from the only father she has known.
What kind of Christmas they have depends on the determination of one major, one little girl and her Christmas wish and one Captain, willing to a take a chance and reach out for help.
Jessica Scott may not have written a long tale here, but she wrote one with a powerful message of hope for the future and for the gift of love while highlighting the pain and anguish faced by returning soldiers and their loved ones. There were times I wanted to cry, wanted to hug them all and times that just tugged at my heart. Without digging too deep, the message has come through with a touch of darkness, the magic of Christmas and the blessing of a strong love. All I Want For Christmas is You sets the tone for Holiday Romance and the miracles of love.
I received an ARC edition from Jessica Scott in exchange for my honest review.