Monday, 3 January 2011
#66 ~ Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first contemporary book I've read by Lisa Kleypas, and actually enjoyed it ........... in fact, it was short but sweet.
Mark Nolan is left the custody of his six year old niece, Holly, when her mother is killed in a car accident, and he takes here home to San Juan Island in Washington State to live with him. Unfortunately, due the shock of the accident Holly has lost the ability to speak.
Mark's brother, Sam, stumbles upon a letter to Santa that Holly has written asking her to bring her a new Mummy, so Mark decides to kiss goodbye to his bachelorhood and find her just that.
One afternoon Mark and Holly go into a new toy shop in town, and the owner (Maggie Conroy) helps the little girl find her voice again with talk of magic fairies and a magic shell.
There seems to be an instant spark of attraction between Mark and Maggie, the only problem being that he is seeing somebody else and she had only recently seen and nursed her husband when he died of cancer.
Can the little girl's dream come true? Can they win the battle for love and a happy ever after?
Definitely worth a read, I enjoyed it quite a bit, given that I am not really a contemporary read kind gal.
A 3.5 Star read,but not quite a 4.
Buy it at Amazon HERE.