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Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Sanctuary Island Book 4

Sanctuary Island (Volume 4)

Lily Everett

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Celebrate Christmas on Sanctuary Island, where the love light gleams. There will be snow and mistletoe...and two lonely hearts yearning for love, family, and above all, home.

Magazine columnist Libby Leeds has made a name for herself sharing heartwarming stories from her perfect life on Sanctuary Island. There's just one minor detail she's left out: she hasn't set foot on the island since her childhood. Orphaned and heartbroken, she departed years ago and never looked back-except in her fictional columns. Now a wounded war hero is returning to Sanctuary Island, and Libby's editor insists she cover the story by taking the long road back...


Army Ranger Owen Shepard is a tall, handsome single father, and now a media sensation. He wants to reconnect with his daughter, Caitlin, and make up for lost time by giving her a Christmas to remember. When "America's Favorite Homemaker" Libby Leeds offers her help, he jumps at the chance. But the sweet, reclusive writer is more intriguing, and more tempting, than Owen could have imagined. Soon, Owen and Caitlin are spending their holiday with Libby, decorating trees, making gingerbread houses, and warming up by the fire. It's the closest Libby has come to love and family since she was a child-but until she and Owen admit what is in their hearts, the home they are creating together will be only in their dreams.

"Sanctuary Island will live in your heart long after the book is closed."
-Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Chapter One

Libby sat with her fingers poised over her laptop keyboard, her deadline looming over her shoulder like a stern, demanding schoolteacher.

You could excel if you'd work a little harder, she imagined Mrs....


Praise for Home for Christmas

"Funny, charming, and reminiscent of the classic 1945 film Christmas in Connecticut, this latest installment in Everett’s appealing series is pure delight." --Library Journal

"Everett's latest in the Sanctuary Island series proves to be the most heartwarming yet. The spirit of the holiday is captured, while the spunk and charisma of the characters play out in such a way that readers will not want to put this book down. Make sure you have a comfortable seat before you start reading! It's remarkably easy to get lost in this story." —RT Book Reviews

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About the author

Lily Everett

Lily Everett grew up in a small town in Virginia reading Misty of Chincoteague and Black Beauty, taking riding lessons, and longing for a horse of her own. Sadly, her parents gave her a college education instead-but she never forgot what the world looked like from the back of a horse. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes full-time.

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