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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,288 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Kleypas Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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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 sister's will gives him the instructions: There's no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow.

Sometimes, it takes a little magic...Maggie Collins doesn't 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....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 1/24/2014

    " I've never read a Lisa Kleypas book I didn't like, but this one was even better than I expected it to be. It was so good, in fact, that I read the whole book in a single sitting. It helped that it was only about 200 pages long, but still, it was that good! There were some tearjerker moments, which I expected based on the premise, but there were also some unexpected moments of humor that made me laugh out loud. The Thanksgiving turkey scene was my favorite - it was so easy to visualize Sam and Mark blowing up the turkey while trying to deep fry it. I hope Mark's brothers, Sam and Alex, get their own stories at some point in the future. After their messed up childhoods, both deserve a happy ending of their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah James | 1/18/2014

    " I love pretty much anything Lisa Kleypas writes. This is a sweet, tender love story that will leave you feeling good after the last page turn. My only complaint is that it wasn't enough, and I'm hoping Maggie and Matt's story will continue in a future, full-length book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 1/16/2014

    " Sweet and far too short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 12/25/2013

    " Fantastic short holiday romance for those of us who love reading these silly sappy things on vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Skelton | 12/20/2013

    " Nice story...read it in a day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 11/21/2013

    " A magical and satisfying romance. Lisa Kleypas has you rooting for Mark, Maggie and Holly to become a family. The end leaves you craving for more...I can't wait to read the second book in the Friday Harbor Series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Robinson | 11/19/2013

    " Sweet, simple, enjoyable quick read. This is one of my favorite authors and a must read author, for me, these charachters do not have the depth of some of her charachters, such as, Nick Gentry (a Kleypas historical fiction charachter my all time favorite) but they are likeable and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaby | 11/15/2013

    " Really sweet... I like it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Walsh | 10/15/2013

    " Loved this book.Excellent read.The guy gets the girl and the little girl gets a mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/8/2013

    " I thought this book was really cute... I definitely want to continue on with the series!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angel | 9/9/2013

    " The semi-trilogy with Sugar Daddy, Blue-Eyed Devil, and Smooth Talking Stranger were much better. I was let down with this one. But it was a quick and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/20/2013

    " So awesome! Didn't want to put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nickie | 8/12/2013

    " Lisa Kleypas has been one of my favorite authors for years. When she started to write modern day romances, I was leary. The funny thing is, she became an even better writter. I just love her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/3/2013

    " Cute little (predictable) romance for Christmas. The characters were really well fleshed out and likable. I'd like the brothers to maybe get their own stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Tisdale | 3/25/2013

    " I could have really loved this one, but even at 200 pages it still felt like a novella. It just wasn't long enough or detailed enough to feel like a complete book. If it were a short story it'd have been amazing. Too bad it wasn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kit | 1/22/2013

    " Sweet, quick romance that I enjoyed as an audio book. Her most "chaste" of all her stories to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette | 12/29/2012

    " Not doing a full review on this one. I Liked it. Felt more like a series romance than a full-lenght. Wish the relationship was more developed, it didn't focus enough on the hero and heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spoiler Whore drops the F bomb | 12/1/2012

    " Wished it could have been longer. Still enjoyed it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 9/20/2012

    " It was a very quick read. My minor complain was when the author switched to tour guide mode (or why I, the author, love it here). It felt like she was forced to add pages. The story felt genuine, and the characters likable. I would recommend it for a light and generally happy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 9/4/2012

    " Ok...just a quick easy read. Nothing to shout about really! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dancer | 8/29/2012

    " I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. It was an easy read, but entertaining none the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 7/17/2012

    " I'm not crazy about romance novels set on Christmas. And although I love Lise Kleypas' historical fiction, I don't care for her contemporary stuff. That said, this read like a Debbie Macomber book (minus all the characters going to church and constantly praying). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/15/2012

    " I just love this series, my only wish is that this book would of been a little longer, I'd love to of read more about Maggie and Mark's romance "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/12/2012

    " This book read like a made-for-tv movie, which is what I expected from the title. It was a good, quick read. It is also a romance, so there are a few paragraphs worth skipping, in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danette | 5/21/2011

    " Some laugh out loud moments. Very light read. Kleypas is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Titis | 5/20/2011

    " Ahhhh... gw suka kalo pendek2 kayak gini. Ceritanya so sweet, I guess I'm getting softened by all of the romances I've read wekekekkeke (prett...) :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BamaGal (Naysa) | 5/15/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars. It was really good, but like everyone else has said, far too short for the hardback price. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicci | 5/15/2011

    " Adorable, but way too short. This could have easily been fleshed out into a full length novel. I give it 4 stars purely because the length of it was a disappointment "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 5/5/2011

    " While well written, the unusually short length throw off Kleypas' normally careful pacing. Loved the characters, but definitely needed more time with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 5/1/2011

    " Very enjoyable story for the romantic in you "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anicka | 4/22/2011

    " OMG! Such a wonderful book.
    The author has written it so good, that I felt all the emotions like inside my skin.
    Amazing...that didn't happen in a long time.

    Well done, miss Lisa! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/15/2011

    " VERY quick read of a sweet little story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 4/14/2011

    " Well that was kind of a letdown. I expect more character development from Lisa Kleypas. This felt almost Harlequiny; more novella than novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ldlimes | 4/13/2011

    " Little Holly goes to live with her 2 uncles,all she wants for Christmas is a mommy. Great love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwi_eternity | 4/7/2011

    " keknya ni bakalan jadi series ya??
    so far so good
    Gak dpt feel lisa kleypassnya,pendek bgt.
    Suka awal2nya,tp trakr2nya malah gak dpt gregetnya
    But its such a sweet stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 4/7/2011

    " This is the first book that I have read from this author. Will read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/26/2011

    " Love Lisa Kleypas! Wish this book could've been longer, though! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/22/2011

    " OK, Briel, I read this for the title. And now you have to read it to tell me how accurate the descriptions are. Cute story. Very quick read. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in political science and published her first book at twenty-one. Since then she has published nearly forty books of historical and contemporary romance, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. She is the recipient of two RITA awards and an RT Book Reviews Best Historical Romance award and has had many of her novels reach the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.