Do You Believe In Santa?: An Evergreen Lane Novel by Sierra Donovan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is so cute it should be a Lifetime TV movie! I, for one, never feel it’s too early for Christmas and neither does Mandy Reese, cause she works at a year round Christmas store in Tall Pines, CA. Her whole life changed when she saw Santa — really saw him — in her living room when she was eight years old. It wasn’t about the presents or the jolliness or the bright red suit — it was just the wonderfully understanding look in his eyes that said, “believe.” So she has, even though it’s caused her no end of embarrassment over the years with the adults in town. But she’s always willing to share her story when a child asks.
When she first sees Jake Wyndham, he’s in town to scout sites for a new hotel and he’s just the kind of guy she’s longed to meet. He’s good looking, kind, attentive, sweet, has a great job and, best of all, he doesn’t know why people call her “Mandy Claus” and she’d like to keep it that way until they get a chance to know each other. And Jake hopes the people of Tall Pines can accept his company’s plans for a hotel that just might change life in their small town.
This is an enchanting story about the magic of the Christmas season and I loved it!