Title: Dear Santa
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Page Count: 251
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special holiday wish list brings about hope, love, and second chances in this nostalgic novel from the queen of Christmas stories, Debbie Macomber.
Lindy Carmichael isn’t feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Wenatchee, Washington, for Christmas. The man she thought was “the one” has cheated on her with her best friend, and she feels completely devoid of creativity in her graphic-design job. Not even carolers or Christmas cookies can cheer her up—but Lindy’s mother, Ellen, remembers an old tradition that might lift her daughter’s spirits.
Reading through a box of childhood letters to Santa and reminiscing about what she’d wished for as a young girl may be just the inspiration Lindy needs. With Ellen’s encouragement, she decides to write a new letter to Santa, one that will encourage her to have faith and believe just as she’d done all those years ago. Little does Lindy know that this exercise in gratitude will cause her wishes to unfold before her in miraculous ways. And, thanks to some fateful twists of Christmas magic—especially an unexpected connection with a handsome former classmate—Lindy ultimately realizes that there is truly no place like home for the holidays.
In Dear Santa, Debbie Macomber celebrates the joys of Christmas blessings, old and new.
Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber is a contemporary romance that is set during the Christmas holiday season. This sweet romance is one of finding hope again during the holidays.
Lindy Carmichael has returned to her hometown of Wenatchee, Washington to spend time with her family for Christmas even though Lindy is not the most cheerful herself. Lindy had thought she had a wonderful relationship until she found out that her boyfriend had been cheating with her best friend.
Lindy’s mother wanted to cheer up Lindy when she arrived so she shared Lindy’s old childhood letters to Santa with her. After reading the stories from when she was young Lindy can’t help but hope for a little Christmas magic to still exist and writes another letter wishing for a new best friend and boyfriend this Christmas.
Having already read and enjoyed many stories from Debbie Macomber I was not surprised to find myself completely enjoying Dear Santa. This one was slightly a second chance romance with the characters having known each other in childhood and it was full of Christmassy fun. Everyone could use a little bit of hope in the holiday season and the author did a wonderful job bringing hope to life in the story. Great feel good read for the season.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2021, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include It’s Better This Way (July) and Dear Santa (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.
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