Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt Blog Tour

August 1939. Roger Miller and Jack O’Brien have been close since childhood. By the time they realize there’s more between them than friendship, Jack is leaving their sleepy Iowa town for college. But they console themselves knowing he’ll be home for Christmas. Right?

It is Christmas before they see each other again, but that Christmas comes six years and a world war later. Aged, beaten, and shaken by combat, they’re not the boys they were back then, but their feelings for each other are stronger than ever.

Neither know the words to say everything they’ve carried since that peacetime summer kiss, though. Even as they stand in the same room, there’s a thousand miles between them.

But maybe that’s some distance the little angel in Roger’s rucksack can cross.

This book is four of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton's Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This story is such a wonderful Christmas treat. LA Witt’s military men are always fabulous, and I love this story of the reunion of two battle weary childhood friends.

Roger and Jack shared a single kiss before WWII took them to opposite sides of the world for five years. Back at home, both men struggle to settle back into civilian life after a five-year detour. Both are suffering from PTSD and both struggle with parental expectations. I love the chemistry between Jack and Roger and I love the friendship they share.

I’m not a historic romance fan and I was a little bit wary going into this book. Historic gay romance is usually pretty bleak and depressing. Thankfully, the author manages to keep this relatively light – even if everything wraps up in a convenient and not entirely convincing happily ever after. I enjoyed this. There is enough grit to keep my interest and enough magic for a special Christmas story.

This is one of series of linked stories which features a Christmas angel that brings together a couple at Christmas. I really enjoyed this book, and like the idea of different authors using a common theme.

Back in the time of the WWII, the level of tolerance for homosexuality was very low, and this setting is explained very well in this book but does not limit the love which we get through this story. Both Jack and Roger have suffered greatly in war and come back home very different men, yet they still remember their first kiss and want more. The romance kindled in the cold of winter holds a lot of heat in their plans for their future together.

Lovely Christmas feel-good story.

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn't lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don't tell Lauren. And definitely don't tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut...

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Christmas Homecoming (The Christmas Angel #4) by L.A. Witt to read and review for this tour.

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