Three Sisters Discover They are Stronger Together in Sara Richardson’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ [REVIEW]

A bit of mail brings three sisters back together. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Life has a way of taking us away from those we love most. But when three sisters each receive an invitation to visit their estranged aunt, will their reunion be a happy one? Or would they have been better off staying at home? Find out in Sara Richardson’s newest novel, Home for the Holidays.


Time has definitely flown by for the Buchanan sisters. It’s been nearly 15 years since they’ve been back to Colorado to see their long lost aunt Sassy. So with the holidays coming up, she takes a chance and writes to each of them, inviting them to come spend the holidays with her at the Juniper Inn.

Dahlia is divorced, but her ex is unable to relate to his children in a way that actually matters. So he relies heavily on her to help him bridge the gap. Its a cycle Dahlia needs to break, especially since he now has a girlfriend.

Magnolia desperately wants to be a mother. However, after going through many failed IVF treatments, she and her husband find themselves at a crossroads. Should they continue to try or simply let nature take its course because of the toll it has taken on their marriage?

Finally, there’s Rose, the youngest sister. She’s engaged to the man of her dreams… or so she thinks. At least until her fiancé allows his mother to start calling all the shots regarding their upcoming nuptials. Suddenly, she finds herself wondering if this is the future she’s signed up for.

When the sisters join Sassy at the Juniper Inn, will they be able to draw the strength they need from one another to make the tough decisions that await them? And what surprises lay in store for them within the community itself?

Home for the Holidays is a realistic, funny, down-to-earth novel about how we cope when our family dysfunction becomes too much for us to handle on our own. It reveals the empowerment that comes from turning to those who know us best, and how those closest to us can bolster our faith in ourselves to follow our passions and seize happiness.

Sara Richardson writes a masterful story of a modern family, complete with all its secrets, and the love and acceptance we find with those bound to us by blood. If you love stories from authors like Sherryl Woods, Susan Mallery and Robyn Carr, you won’t want to miss reading a single page of Home for the Holidays.

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National bestselling author Sara Richardson composes uplifting stories that illustrate the rocky roads of love, friendship, and family relationships. Her characters are strong women journeying to define their lives and pursue their dreams. Her books have received numerous award nominations and critical acclaim, with Publishers Weekly recognizing her stories as “emotionally rich, charmingly funny, and sensitive.”

After graduating with a master’s degree in journalism, Sara realized she was too empathetic to be a reporter and started writing her first novel. When not writing, Sara can be found promoting women’s health and empowerment by teaching Pilates or hiking the trails near her house. A lifelong Colorado girl, Sara lives and plays near the mountains with her husband, two sons, two fur babies, and a tortoise named Leo.

For more information, visit, subscribe to her on YouTube, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and Bookbub.

By Sara Richardson
320 pp. Forever. $14.99

Purchase Home for the Holidays direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Three Sisters Discover They are Stronger Together in Sara Richardson’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ [REVIEW]

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