Do You Believe In Santa?

Evergreen Lane Novels

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Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe…
 
What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?
 
Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but…meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…
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About the author

Sierra Donovan is a wife, a mother of two and a writer, though not always in that order. Her greatest joy is helping people find true love on the printed page. She is a firm believer in Christmas, classic movies, happy endings and the healing power of chocolate. Sierra’s first novel, LOVE ON THE AIR, was a Holt Medallion finalist. Her Kensington debut, NO CHRISTMAS LIKE THE PRESENT, won the Golden Quill for Sweet Traditional Romance. DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA? marks the beginning of Sierra's new Evergreen Lane series. Readers can find Sierra online at www.sierradonovan.com.
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Publisher
Zebra
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Published on
Sep 29, 2015
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781420134230
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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The best Christmas present? The unexpected romance that brings two former classmates together for a lesson in holiday magic. . .

With its festive Snowed Inn and year-round Christmas store, the pretty town of Tall Pine knows how to do the holidays right. But this year, Liv Tomblyn’s homecoming trip may be bittersweet. Liv’s grandmother died soon after Thanksgiving, leaving a lifetime of belongings to sort through. Soon Liv is surrounded by memories, including a retro silver Christmas tree. And there’s Liv’s old friend Scott Leroux—the one-time class clown who’s become the town’s go-to handyman.

Scott enjoyed helping Liv’s Nammy with little fix-it jobs in recent years, but now he’s wondering if the crafty grandma had a much larger project in mind. Everything—from Nammy’s mysteriously malfunctioning heater to that silver tree—seems to be conspiring to throw Liv and Scott together. Not that Scott objects. For though Liv insists she’ll leave Tall Pine when the holidays are over, he’s hoping their holiday kisses might thaw her resolve and make this Christmas truly unforgettable. . .

“Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale. I smiled the entire time I was reading it!” —Shirlee McCoy, author of Sweet Surprises

“Donovan keeps the magic going. . .Christmas cheer and sense of love will melt the heart of any reader.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sentimental and sweet with a touch of melancholy, the third installment of the Evergreen Lane Christmas romances will appeal widely to small-town romance fans. . .Flawless execution and warm, real-feeling characters will have readers turning the last page before they know it.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Praise for Sierra Donovan’s Do You Believe in Santa?

“This story is like the perfect cup of hot chocolate: sweet, warm and nostalgia-inducing.” —RT Book Reviews

Praise for No Christmas Like the Present

“A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It’s A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol.” —Donna Alward

“Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kind of Christmas magic.” —Publishers Weekly

“A stand-out story.” —RT Book Reviews
Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol. . .?

. . .Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed like he just stepped out of a Dickens novel, complete with British accent, Fred claims he's a Messenger, sent from "Headquarters" to help her discover the joy of Christmas. But is Fred an angel from above—or just stone cold crazy?

Fred's used to dealing with skeptics. Telling a stranger you've been ordered to inspire holiday cheer is a tough sell. But there's a further complication. Fred's mission is to help Lindsay right the wrongs from her past that have been holding her back. But somehow along the way, they've become wildly attracted to each other—and falling in love is not part of the plan. Fred only has ‘til the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to guide Lindsay to the magical future she deserves—even if it's a future without him. . .

"A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It's A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol. A lovely, feel-good story to be read in front of the Christmas tree with a cup of cocoa." --Donna Alward, New York Timesbestselling author

"There are always a few Christmas themed books to choose from this time of year, but No Christmas Like the Present is a stand-out story. . .. A gentle reminder to spread holiday joy is alive and well, and brings a little romance with it." -Romantic Times Book Review


"Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kinds of Christmas magic: friendship, goodwill to colleagues, family, and forgiveness. . .. All the elements of a Christmas romance are present, with a wary heroine slowly coming to trust the heaven-sent hero who's almost too perfect to be true." - Publishers Weekly

More Praise For No Christmas Like The Present!

"A magical story that's a perfect addition to readers' holiday season."--Holly Jacobs, award-winning author of Just One Thing

"Love, laughter, magic—and fudge—the makings of the perfect holiday romance." --Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow series

"If your guilty pleasure (like my guilty pleasure) is reading a good holiday love story during the Christmas season, then No Christmas Like the Present should be your gift to yourself this year!" --Eva Marie Everson, author of The Road to Testament
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
The best Christmas present? The unexpected romance that brings two former classmates together for a lesson in holiday magic. . .

With its festive Snowed Inn and year-round Christmas store, the pretty town of Tall Pine knows how to do the holidays right. But this year, Liv Tomblyn’s homecoming trip may be bittersweet. Liv’s grandmother died soon after Thanksgiving, leaving a lifetime of belongings to sort through. Soon Liv is surrounded by memories, including a retro silver Christmas tree. And there’s Liv’s old friend Scott Leroux—the one-time class clown who’s become the town’s go-to handyman.

Scott enjoyed helping Liv’s Nammy with little fix-it jobs in recent years, but now he’s wondering if the crafty grandma had a much larger project in mind. Everything—from Nammy’s mysteriously malfunctioning heater to that silver tree—seems to be conspiring to throw Liv and Scott together. Not that Scott objects. For though Liv insists she’ll leave Tall Pine when the holidays are over, he’s hoping their holiday kisses might thaw her resolve and make this Christmas truly unforgettable. . .

“Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale. I smiled the entire time I was reading it!” —Shirlee McCoy, author of Sweet Surprises

“Donovan keeps the magic going. . .Christmas cheer and sense of love will melt the heart of any reader.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sentimental and sweet with a touch of melancholy, the third installment of the Evergreen Lane Christmas romances will appeal widely to small-town romance fans. . .Flawless execution and warm, real-feeling characters will have readers turning the last page before they know it.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Praise for Sierra Donovan’s Do You Believe in Santa?

“This story is like the perfect cup of hot chocolate: sweet, warm and nostalgia-inducing.” —RT Book Reviews

Praise for No Christmas Like the Present

“A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It’s A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol.” —Donna Alward

“Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kind of Christmas magic.” —Publishers Weekly

“A stand-out story.” —RT Book Reviews
Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol. . .?

. . .Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed like he just stepped out of a Dickens novel, complete with British accent, Fred claims he's a Messenger, sent from "Headquarters" to help her discover the joy of Christmas. But is Fred an angel from above—or just stone cold crazy?

Fred's used to dealing with skeptics. Telling a stranger you've been ordered to inspire holiday cheer is a tough sell. But there's a further complication. Fred's mission is to help Lindsay right the wrongs from her past that have been holding her back. But somehow along the way, they've become wildly attracted to each other—and falling in love is not part of the plan. Fred only has ‘til the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to guide Lindsay to the magical future she deserves—even if it's a future without him. . .

"A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It's A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol. A lovely, feel-good story to be read in front of the Christmas tree with a cup of cocoa." --Donna Alward, New York Timesbestselling author

"There are always a few Christmas themed books to choose from this time of year, but No Christmas Like the Present is a stand-out story. . .. A gentle reminder to spread holiday joy is alive and well, and brings a little romance with it." -Romantic Times Book Review


"Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kinds of Christmas magic: friendship, goodwill to colleagues, family, and forgiveness. . .. All the elements of a Christmas romance are present, with a wary heroine slowly coming to trust the heaven-sent hero who's almost too perfect to be true." - Publishers Weekly

More Praise For No Christmas Like The Present!

"A magical story that's a perfect addition to readers' holiday season."--Holly Jacobs, award-winning author of Just One Thing

"Love, laughter, magic—and fudge—the makings of the perfect holiday romance." --Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow series

"If your guilty pleasure (like my guilty pleasure) is reading a good holiday love story during the Christmas season, then No Christmas Like the Present should be your gift to yourself this year!" --Eva Marie Everson, author of The Road to Testament
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