We’re heading to Pleasant Sands, North Carolina in Nancy Naigle’s holiday novel, DEAR SANTA (St.Martin’sPress). That’s where Angela Carson wants nothing more than to have a “Merry Christmas” and for her shop, Heart of Christmas to stay open past the Holidays. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
Her third-generation family has run the shop for over sixty tourist seasons, weathered major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But a national chain store moves into town with more Holiday products at cheaper prices. Can Heart of Christmas survive?
Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain, Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the store’s Dear Santa letters for her. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?
Eventually Angela finds out Geoff is “Dear Santa.” Will she be able to find true love with her “mortal enemy?”
DEAR SANTA reminds me a lot of the film, “You’ve Got Mail.” Angela is Meg Ryan’s “shop girl” and Tom Hanks’ is the big, bad “Fox Books” in the film. Each chapter begins with a “Dear Santa” letter and Nancy captures the voice of young children who believe in the big guy in the red and white suit. DEAR SANTA gives the reader, or at least it gave this reader, a big warm fuzzy. It puts you in the Christmas spirit and you really want Angela and Geoff to end up together … even though they’re both thick-heads.
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career as an SVP for Bank of America and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm.
Now enjoying an early retirement from the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, trail riding on her Palomino, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.
Best known for her small town stories set in Adams Grove, Sweet Tea and Secrets leads off this small town series. Stay tuned for news about the release of Porch Swings and Promises.
Nancy writes romance and women’s fiction for Montlake Romance and St. Martin’s Press and enjoys the diversity of adding mysteries to her list of accomplishments through Crossroads Publishing House. She’s also working on several projects with Hallmark.
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Nancy also enjoys collaborating with other authors on projects like her humorous women’s fiction, THE G Team co-written with Kelsey Browning. Don’t let the series name fool you. Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies. These gals are just like Dirty Harry…only over 50, female and from the South! Get all the details on that seriesat www.TheGrannySeries.com.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your wishes for the Holiday. We’ll choose a winner soon. Good luck.
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