on Mimosa Lane’s Polly Lombard knows
how to make this holiday absolutely perfect for her and her dad—she’ll forget
all the wonderful things she did with her recently deceased mom. Then she will
stop being sad, everyone will stop worrying about her, and her memories will
stop making her and her dad, Pete, so lonely.
Luckily Mallory Phillips just moved onto the lane; she's
exactly the person to help. Mallory loves Christmas so much and has the best sparkly tree in the world and never
wants Polly to talk about her mom. And Mallory never, ever makes Polly feel bad
about how she’s feeling or what she’s thinking. Mallory knows exactly what to
do to make all the bad things in Polly’s world go away just in time for
Of course Mallory’s idea of perfection isn’t the same
as Polly’s. And Mallory’s running from her own bad memories. The secrets she
doesn’t want her new neighbors to know stalk her dreams and even her tranquil
new life on this sleepy, picturesque cul-de-sac north of Atlanta, Georgia. The
damaged parts of her connect with the Lombards on an undeniable level that
quickly grows into love--just in time for Mallory’s demons to drop back into
her life. By Christmas she needs help more than she ever has before.
I cherish writing stories that reveal the most
beautiful and the most flawed parts of human nature. Often times the most
broken parts of us become the most beautiful and valuable to others. Polly,
Pete and Mallory discover that triumphing over difficulty requires a little hope
and love. And they manage to heal their troubled souls just in time for a
perfect Christmas morning. Now I can’t
wait for Christmas to get here!