Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour Paperback
by Lisa Kleypas
Part of the Friday Harbor series
When Mark Nolan is given custody of Holly, his young orphaned niece, he moves back to Rainshadow vineyard, the Nolan family business, to provide a secure life for her.
Although he does his best to take care of her, the trauma of losing her parents has made her increasingly withdrawn. And when Mark stumbles upon a letter Holly has written to Santa asking for a new mum, he is determined to kiss goodbye to his bachelor lifestyle and marry a woman who will be the 'right kind' of mother for her. Then one afternoon Mark and Holly wander into an intriguing shop called the Magic Mirror and meet the free-spirited and unconventional owner, Maggie Flynn.
There is an instant attraction between Mark and Maggie, but having suffered a tragic heartbreak of her own, Maggie has vowed never to risk loving again.
She offers to help Mark fulfil Holly's Christmas wish and introduces him to a warm, attractive, traditional woman - just what Mark had been looking for, until he fell under Maggie's spell ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 04/11/2010
- Category: Adult & contemporary romance
- ISBN: 9780749953836
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Review by wyvernfriend
Mark Nolan's life changes utterly when he is given custody of his niece Holly after his sister's accidental death. He moves back to the family vineyard with his brother and they work on making a life for Holly. She wishes for a Christmas Present of a mother and he decides that this is now imporant.His life changes when he meets widow Maggie, who has moved to the Island after her husband died of cancer. The two of them have to deal with this and try to work out if they can love each other enough.It's a short enough read, entertaining and heartwarming.
Review by gogglemiss
Lovely short story, just wished that it could have gone on longer.