Review & Giveaway: I'll Be Home for Christmas by Lori Wilde

I ’ll Be Home for Christmas
A Twilight, Texas Novel
By Lori Wilde
Avon Romance
October 27th, 2015
Mass-Market ISBN: 9780062311412 * $7.99
E-ISBN 9780062311429 * $5.99

Nothing says Christmas like New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde and Twilight, TX, and now Lori returns to Twilight for a brand new heartwarming holiday tale. The matchmaking members of the Cookie Club are up to their old tricks again!

Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe-a hometown guy with a restless heart-is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most…

And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite sure he wants to be a living Christmas present to runaway law student Gabi Preston.

Joe thinks the sassy sweetheart he nicknames “Trouble” won’t inconvenience anything but his healthy sex drive. But when he discovers the reasons Gabi escaped from her life, he aches to give her everything she’s never had. As the magic of the season draws them together, the gift of love is the only one worth giving…


A TWILIGHT, TEXAS series on Goodreads

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

If you follow me you know how much I love Lori Wilde's books. She writes the type of stories that I love to read about. She always has a great town as the base of her story, then she adds those characters that keep you reading. Some you like, some you love, there are some you think are crazy, and then there are the ones that you just can't help but hate. of the best parts of her books is the fact that she always makes me laugh. Even when I want to cry a little too. 

Of all the fictional towns, Twilight Texas is one I'd love to visit at the all holiday. (there are a few others too) I just love all the clubs and fun the people of Twilight have. As I read I'll Be Home for Christmas I kept thinking of the fun the people of the town must be having. That's how great of a writer Wilde is. She some how draws you into the story so much that sometimes you forget your not living there yourself. 

I will admit I wasn't sure about Joe when I first met him. He just seemed to set in his ways. Then are you read on you get to know the real him. He's more then the man that runs from town to town, never settling down. 

All he needed was a reason to settle down...

Now Gabi I liked right away. She was just so sweet. She really needed a change a scenery and Twilight is the perfect place. You'll really feel for her. Her story is very sad in so many ways. I wanted to find her parents and shake them until their brains rattled. 


Their romance might have a ton of ups and downs but i'm sure it's a ride that neither of these characters would have missed. If your a fan of the movie The Holiday you'll really love this story. Either way, you'll be reading a great story. 

Even though this is series each book can be read on their own. I of course would tell you to add them all to your Christmas list. 

If you've read I'll Be Home for Christmas or any other book by Lori Wilde I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 


  1. I really liked both of them quite a bit. And so agree. I would LOVE to spend Christmas in Twilight. That would be so much fun!

  2. Hi there, thank you so much for featuring I'll be home for Christmas and for the lovely review. It made my day! I am so pleased you enjoyed the story. Much Love, Lori

    1. You are so welcome. I always enjoy reviewing books I enjoy!

  3. I love this town too....I would give anything to live the rest of my life in a town like this one. I love the closeness and friendships and all the fun clubs they have. This book made me cry especially concerning her brother...just broke my heart. But I loved the romance in this one and I loved the whole couple scavenger fun.

    1. You can join both Anna and I when we move there. Ha! I loved the scavenger hunt part too. I seems like it would be so much fun!

  4. I'm almost done reading it and I am loving it!


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