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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (edition 2010)

by Lisa Kleypas

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Title:Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
Authors:Lisa Kleypas
Info:St. Martin's Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 224 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:read in 2012, romance, island

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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

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I really enjoyed this story. It was a feel good Christmas romance. The characters were very sweet. I can't wait for the next story! ( )
  poetryfreak38 | Mar 21, 2014 |
This was a short Christmas feel good book. ( )
  jnut1 | Mar 4, 2014 |
Lovely short story, just wished that it could have gone on longer. ( )
  gogglemiss | Feb 2, 2014 |
Excellent. This was a quick story, but a cute romance. Mark Nolan ends up as the care taker/guardian to his sisters 6 year old daughter, Holly, after her untimely death. Saddled with the new responsibilities of parenthood, Mark discovers a whole new realm of love and caring for someone else.

Maggie Collins is a young widow in her twenties who lost the husband she loved the cancer shortly after their marriage. She's afraid to take that kind of risk again and is happy running her toy shop and being a fun aunt for her siblings children. When Mark and his young niece enter the toy shop, Maggie helps the little girl to believe in magic again and regain her smile and her voice.

Despite their resistance, the sparks between Maggie and Mark fly. Will Holly get her Christmas wish of having a new mom to love her? Will Maggie overcome her fears to let love in?

A beautifully told and heartwarming short story. ( )
  Azacia | Dec 8, 2013 |
Awww so sweet. ( )
  ames | Sep 30, 2013 |
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To Ireta and Harrell Ellis

For showing me what love is,

and for living it every day.

Love always,

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Dear Santa

I want just one thing this year

A mom

Please dont forget I live in friday harbor now.

thank you


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Republished as "Christmas with Holly" as a promotion for the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. Originally published as "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor."
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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.


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.


Maggie Conroy 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.


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…
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Mark Nolan's happy-go-lucky bachelorhood is interrupted by the death of his sister and his subsequent guardianship of her six-year-old daughter, Holly, who is traumatized into muteness and desperately seeking a maternal figure. Enter Maggie Collins, a toy shop owner who lost her own husband to cancer.… (more)

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