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Trade Paperback
350 pages
Oct 2003
Tyndale House Publishing

Christmas Homecoming

by Diane Noble

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“Tyndale packages three heartwarming historical novellas in one convenient paperback as three authors share stories of love and Christmas Homecoming.

“In A Place to Call Home, Dr. Olivia Endicott-Jones becomes the guardian for a motherless Irish baby. Rory O’Kelly, newly arrived from Ireland, believes the infant would be best raised with its own kind. But when he meets Olivia, he changes his mind, though the Irish leaders in the city refuse to listen to his opinion. A delightful tale with an Irish lilt.

“Susannah Pruitt wonders about The Heart of a Stranger she meets on a disastrous journey home to Landis, New Mexico. Then she realizes he’s her childhood best friend, Justin Rossiter, the man who became an outlaw and reportedly killed her father. Justin claims to have changed, but can Susannah trust him? A story of danger and forgiveness in the Old West.

In Christmas Legacy, Josephine Patterson returns West to claim her childhood home after the grandmother who rejected her dies. She needs money to pay her late husband’s gambling debts. Ben Akers has lived and worked on the farm with his four daughters since his wife’s death. When the farm is left to both of them, they come to a stalemate. But a freak accident and a Christmas blizzard show them another way.

“Many novella collections offer less than stellar prose, but Christmas Homecoming is a wonderful exception. Brimming with memorable characters and plot twists, this collection offers a sit-back-and-relax read. Get a mug of eggnog, curl up in your favorite chair, and prepare to experience the joy of Christmas, whatever the season!” -- Katie Hart, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

This anthology contains three original historical novellas set in the late 1800s, each revolving around the discovery of love at Christmastime and a significant Christmas homecoming.

A Place to Call Home: The daughter of wealthy high-society parents falls in love with an Irish immigrant while helping the needy in Boston.

The Heart of a Stranger: Childhood sweethearts are reunited in the New Mexico Territory.

Christmas Legacy: A widow returns to her childhood home in Minnesota to sell her late grandmother's farm, only to find that widower Ben Akers has been named co-owner of the farm in her grandmother's will.