|Performed by:||Eby, Tanya|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2011|
|Number of Pages:||0|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.0 x 0.5 x 5.5|
Lisa Kleypas received a degree in political science from Wellesley College. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She published her first romance novel at the age of 21 and has been a full-time writer ever since. She is primarily known for her historical romance novels, but she also writes contemporary romance novels. She has won numerous awards including a Rita award for her Christmas anthology novella Wish List in 2002, the award for Best Sensuous Historical Romance from Romantic Times magazine for Lady Sophia's Lover in 2002, and the RITA award for best Short Historical for Worth Any Price in 2004. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Crystal Cove.
Thrown into instant fatherhood when his sister is killed in a car accident and he becomes the guardian of six-year-old Holly, practical, no-nonsense businessman Mark Nolan needs all the help he can get. He just doesn't expect it to come from imaginative Maggie Collins, the young, insightful widowed owner of the Friday Harbor toy store, who uses a "magic" conch she'll to coax Holly to say her first words since the accident. Intrigued by Holly's immediate connection to a virtual stranger and curious about Maggie, Mark soon realizes she is "The One". Now he just needs to wait for Maggie to be brave enough to risk her heart once more.
Verdict: With the perfect amount of local San Juan Island detail, an abundance of realistic, appealing characters, and a new take on the classic "bachelor father" plot, this well-written, heartwarming, gently humorous story is a charmer from start to finish. Kleypas (Love in the Afternoon) lives in the Pacific Northwest.
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILYOne rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word. ONE SINGLE MAN NEEDS A WIFEThe last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sisters will gives him the instructions: Theres no other choice but you.
Just start by loving her. The rest will follow. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE MAGIC... Maggie Collins doesnt dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic...
TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUEThree lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home.
Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*
*Offer subject to credit approval