Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

When six-year-old Holly lost her mother one night because of a car accident, she also lost her voice. Mark Nolan knows nothing about taking care of children, but his sister left his niece Holly to him. Now, this little silent girl has taught him the scariest lesson of all, loving her has opened his heart up to all kinds of possibilities. Maggie Collins is concentrating on running her toy shop, and just making it through each day, after losing her husband to cancer two years ago. She has no plans for letting anyone become that important to her again. But the tall, darkly handsome Mark Nolan and the adorable silent girl at his side quickly shatter her expectations and turn her world upside down. Can a little Christmas magic help these three damaged hearts rebuild and create a future together?

"Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor" proves to be a wonderful start to what promises to be a magical and touching new series by Lisa Kleypas. Filled with believable and interesting characters, a heartwarming plotline, a romantic love story, tons of humor and a flying, flaming turkey, this book is filled with fantasy and magic, making it a delightful must read. I regret never having discovered Lisa Kleypas before, but she is sure to join my must-read author list if her other books prove as whimsical and touching.

Book Blurb for Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas’s new series begins during the most magical time of year

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 Collins 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…


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 4.75