Small Town Christmas

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Grand Central

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: EBOOK

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Kissing Santa Claus by Jill Shalvis

When Sandy Jensen, the town clerk of Lucky Harbor, discovered that the man slated to play Santa this year was down with the flu, she tried hard to find a replacement for him. But with everyone else already occupied with other activities for the holidays, she could find no one. Knowing how disappointed the children would be if there was no Santa this year, she realized that the only option was for her to be Santa, albeit a very short one at five foot two inches. So she dressed in her cutest red dress, which no one could see and played her part, despite her heartache. A fling with Logan Parrish had turned into love for her, but he had walked out of her life five months ago. She had sent him an email pouring out her heart but had heard no response from him. With no date and her family back East, she felt very alone.

After a one week hot fling with Sandy, NASCAR star Logan Parrish left town. That had been five months ago, but he had underestimated what she meant to him. He had called her and even had his manager send tickets for her to attend a show, but she had not returned the calls. In fact, he hasn’t heard anything from her. A month ago, he purchased her a ring, and now he was back in Lucky Harbor. The only problem is she wants nothing to do with him after figuring that since he walked out on her once she could not depend on him. Can he convince her to give him a second chance to prove his love for her?

A heartfelt read, KISSING SANTA CLAUS is a fun, sexy contemporary story that will touch your heart. This delightful novella shows that sometimes it takes a little absence to realize what is really in your heart.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Hope Ramsay

Staff Sergeant Matt Jasper had escaped his bad family life by finding a home in the Army. Now on a final errand for his fallen comrade, Nick, he ends up rescuing a cat and meeting a beautiful woman. Listening to the carolers in the church where he went for directions, he began to see why Nick was so thrilled about Christmas. Nick had spent hours telling him about this town and its people.

Annie Roberts had been Nick’s girlfriend in high school, but they broke up the night of the senior prom. While practicing with the choir for the Christmas program at the church, she had seen the Army guy come in with the kitten, but she did not have the time for strays. She had plans. Yet she couldn’t resist taking in the guy and the kitten for the night.

Although Matt saw Annie as Nick’s girl, he could not help wondering if he has found his home at last with the girl he feels like he has known his whole life?

Emotion-packed, this story cannot help but touch your heart, even as the ending leaves you with smiling through your tears.

O Little Town of Bramble by Katie Lane

Seven years ago, Sam left the small town she grew up in and went to college to become a veterinarian. Growing up, her best friend, Ethan, had taught her how to swim and ride a horse. He had given her the love of animals and offered her a haven from her dysfunctional family, but she had confused that love with her feelings for him.

Ethan had a natural way with animals. All of his life, he has dreamed of being a vet and even took care of many of the animals around town. With his ailing father, problems at home and no money, Ethan was not able to attend college. He was shy and always stammered around girls that he was attracted to. But not Sam, he could talk to her.

Now, returning to the small town for Christmas, Sam meets Ethan again, but he is devastated to discover that his dream has come true for her. Although he has been in love with her all of his life and was heartbroken when she left for college, he doesn’t believe she returns his feelings. As for Sam, she has always had a thing for soft spoken farm boys, and Ethan was her dream. Now if she could only get him to realize it, this would be her happiest Christmas ever.

A humorous story with a very unusual nativity scene, O LITTLE TOWN OF BRAMBLE is a sweet and innocent contemporary romance that will make you laugh out loud.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Just as the title implies, SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS is an anthology of three delightful tales centered on Christmas, love and small towns…three stories that will touch your heart. Written by three amazing authors, these touching novellas, infused with humor, small town traditions, innocence, passion, holiday miracles, romance and true love will instill the holiday spirit in your heart. These fun, flirty tales are sure to leave you laughing and leaving your cares behind as you embrace the holidays and the memories instilled by them. Perhaps, you will even discover an author whose works you have not read before.  Do not miss SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS!        

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