— Wendy Crutcher, Superlibrarian
4.5 stars Top Pick GOLD, Romantic Times
Like many of you, I’m already looking forward to the holiday season. The decorations, the food, the music, the FOOD, family gathered together…mostly for the FOOD. It’s the one time a year I go all out with cooking, and I love it. I also love watching holiday movies, in particular a few old favorites that I welcome back every year like old, dear friends – WHITE CHRISTMAS, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, ELF…and especially IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
This year, that old Jimmy Stewart/Donna Reed chestnut founds its way into my Jersey Boys holiday story for Harlequin Special Edition, SANTA’S PLAYBOOK – turns out watching it every year is part of the heroine’s tradition, too. Very fitting, since it seems there’s more than one angel looking out for both Claire and Ethan, gently nudging them into accepting the blessings and magic that’s right in front of their noses…if they only open their eyes and see it! I love these people, and telling their story was truly a joy. So it was especially gratifying when I recently learned that the book received the rare GOLD rating from Romantic Times! The print version will hit bookstores around the third week in October, or you can purchase the digital version from any e-tailer on November 1.