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Release Day – ARC Review of Do you Believe in Santa by Sierra Donovan

Release Day – ARC Review of Do you Believe in Santa by Sierra DonovanDo You Believe In Santa?: An Evergreen Lane Novel by Sierra Donovan
Published by Zebra on September 29, 2015
Genres: Holiday, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 256
Format: Mobi
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe…

What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?

Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but…meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…

In an Oyster Shell – A cozy holiday read that entertains the “magic” of Christmas.

The Pearls – My favorite part of the book was the setting. A small town that mainly focuses on an all-year Christmas shop. Then most of the other part of the story was Mandy’s house, which was always decorated for Christmas at least at first.

The character development was very solid.

I love the beginning and the end. I love how the author ties the two together and develops belief from the unbelieving Jake.

The Sand – There was nothing that I have complaint with.

I give this 3.5 Pearls It was a good story but there was nothing astounding about that curbed to my personal tastes.

3.5 Stars

About Sierra Donovan

Sierra Donovan is a wife, a mother of two and a writer, though not always in that order. Her greatest joy is helping people find true love on the printed page. She believes in classic movies, Christmas, happy endings and the healing power of chocolate.

Sierra’s first novel, LOVE ON THE AIR, was a Holt Medallion finalist. Her Kensington debut, NO CHRISTMAS LIKE THE PRESENT, won the Golden Quill for Sweet Traditional Romance. DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA?, the first book in her new Evergreen Lane series, hits the shelves September 29, 2015.

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