Home for Christmas, it is the first time Lori Dayton has returned to Safford, Arizona since that fateful time when she lost Dean Wilcox. Not only did she lose his love, but she earned his hatred. How can she bear to face him again?
But face him she does, albeit unintentionally. When her brother drags her off for a drink at the local tavern, she runs into Dean and his accusing glare right away. Still, she does her best to avoid him. But fate has a way of intervening when you least want it to...
Seeing Lori again, Dean can't deny the compelling attraction he still has for her. But they'll never be able to forget the past, will they? More importantly, does he even want to try?
Oh my gosh. I BAWLED throughout this amazing story. If Mackenzie McKade set out to twist her readers' hearts and run their every emotion through the wringer when she wrote Second Chance Christmas, then she certainly succeeded with this reviewer. As far as tear-jerkers go, this story is right up there with one of her previous books, Lisa's Gift, which makes me tear up every time I even think of it.
Aptly titled Second Chance Christmas, this is a story of reunited lovers that find forgiveness for each other during the holidays. Having been driven apart by misunderstanding and tragedy years earlier, both Lori and Dean have suffered without each other, their tragedy exacerbated further by the fact that they lost each other because of it.
As the story unwinds, and we discover the reason for their separation, our hearts break. But when this couple finds their way back to each other for good, we really see what an uplifting romance this truly is. I didn't just read this book, I felt every word of it deep in my soul. I will carry this romance in my heart for a very long time.
**This story is also found in the print anthology The Perfect Gift