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A single father hosts family and friends at his home and hopes that the magical season will end with a new love.

Logan and Darcy are two victims of broken marriages, but where Logan is looking to move forward, Darcy is still feeling scorched and cautious. When they meet through India—Logan’s sister and Darcy’s best friend—sparks fly, but it will take a Thanksgiving weekend before they express their attraction and a sprawling family Christmas event to bring them together. However, as much as Darcy wants to be with Logan, she is convinced that their goals are too different for a long-term relationship. Besides, he’s just taken on the huge responsibility of a managing partnership for an area ski resort, a fulfilling opportunity but one that needs a lot of work as well as a large influx of cash to build it into Logan’s dream of a viable all-season family destination. And then there’s Charlie, Logan’s son. Darcy’s been burned by stepchildren once already, and she’s sure she’s not ready for that kind of heartbreak again, even if Logan’s a much better parent than her ex ever was. And Charlie’s a much nicer kid than his children were. Perhaps a blizzard, some lonely Christmas orphans, and the most wonderful, not-quite-perfect Christmas ever will soften hearts and smooth the way for a bright future. Wiggs revisits her popular Lakeshore Chronicles for another sweet Christmas tidbit, and series fans will love watching Logan—Daisy Bellamy’s ex—fall in love with his own perfect match. Add in some of Santa’s magic for two temporarily motherless children, yummy Christmas recipes, the famous, Christmas-card-perfect backdrop of Willow Lake, plus cameo appearances by other series favorites and readers will be ready for the season as quickly as they can say “hot chocolate.”

A romantic, heartwarming Christmas charmer, especially for Wiggs and Willow Lake fans.

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7783-1474-5
Page count: 400pp
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2013


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