by Lisa Kleypas book 1 Friday Harbor serires realease date October 26, 2010
ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILY One 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 WIFE The 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 TRUE Three 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…
Let me start off by saying I love a good Lisa Kleypas book and this one was not disappointing. I also love holiday books and this also hit all the good qualities of a Christmas romance. My only complaint was it ended, but we will get more with Sam & Alex’s books.
All Holly wants for Christmas is a new mommy and she knows Santa will grant that wish, with a little bit of help from Maggie & Mark.
Mark becomes the guardian of Holly when his sister is killed in an accident. He is definitely not ready for the responsibility but between him and he other 2 brothers they make it work and do a great job at it.
Maggie is still recovering from the death of her husband and her plans are to never fall in love again so she will not have to deal with loss. And we all know how well plans work out.
When Mark finally realizes what has been missing in his life he is determined to stick it out until Maggie can come to the same realization.
I loved the reality of the relationship between Mark & Maggie, all their struggles with past emotions and learning to believe in the magic that is around us.
This is a must read for anyone who loves a light-hearted easy contemporary.