Monday, November 8, 2021

Book Review for Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber

 Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber 

Hardcover, 272 pages

Published October 19th 2021 by Ballantine Books

Genre:  Christmas, Chick Lit, Clean Romance


From Goodreads:  A special holiday wish list brings about hope, love, and second chances in this nostalgic novel from the queen of Christmas stories, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Lindy Carmichael isn't feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Wenatchee, Washington, for Christmas. The man she thought was "the one" has cheated on her with her best friend, and she feels completely devoid of creativity in her graphic-design job. Not even carolers or Christmas cookies can cheer her up--but Lindy's mother, Ellen, remembers an old tradition that might lift her daughter's spirits.

Reading through a box of childhood letters to Santa and reminiscing about what she'd wished for as a young girl may be just the inspiration Lindy needs. With Ellen's encouragement, she decides to write a new letter to Santa, one that will encourage her to have faith and believe just as she'd done all those years ago. Little does Lindy know that this exercise in gratitude will cause her wishes to unfold before her in miraculous ways. And, thanks to some fateful twists of Christmas magic--especially an unexpected connection with a handsome former classmate--Lindy ultimately realizes that there is truly no place like home for the holidays.

In Dear Santa, Debbie Macomber celebrates the joys of Christmas blessings, old and new.

My Thoughts:  If you ever doubt that Santa is real, read this book.   The letters that Lindy wrote to Santa and the way her wishes come true leave no doubt that Santa hears and sees all.    The wishes that Lindy have are so real, they are not just for toys and gifts.  

Debbie Macomber wrote a sweet, sexy, and fun Christmas book.    She tells the story of a woman coming home for Christmas after having her world shattered by her boyfriend and best friend.   When an old letter to Santa reminds her of a 9-year-old boy and then she meets him again there was no doubt that hearts would be involved.    I loved watching Lindy come into her own again, become a woman who knows what she wants, and a woman who will take risks to get it.   The way she reconnects with old classmates, makes new friends, and spends time with her family shows what an amazing woman she is.   She comes home with a broken heart and then opens her heart to her hometown.

**Thank you NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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