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A special treat to warm your heart, just in time for the holidays - a sparkling new novel from New York Times best-selling author Fern Michaels....

Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. Their Christmas shop, Razzle Dazzle Décor, has seen seasonal fads come and go, but there’s one trend they can’t escape. Online superstores are swallowing their sales, and this Christmas season will need to be their best ever if the store is to stay in business.

To help keep the shop afloat, Lauren also has a sideline, writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal - before learning that the subject will be none other than John Gerald Giompalo. He’s the titan behind Globalgoods.com, the online retailer that has spelled doom for hundreds of small businesses just like Razzle Dazzle Décor. Despite her misgivings, Lauren travels to Seattle to confer with the mogul, and is caught off guard when his son, John Jr., attends the meeting too. Handsome, intelligent, and deeply kind, he’s perfect - apart from the fact that he’s part of the company threatening everything Lauren loves.

As her deadline, and Christmas, draw closer, Lauren knows that there’s more than her family’s shop at stake. Her heart is, too. But there’s no better time than the holidays to make a secret wish on the brightest star you see - and let the season’s magic take hold.

©2020 Fern Michaels (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • 03-12-20

Off the rails but enjoyable

The characters were endearing and I actually enjoyed listening to the story where the plot lines just got totally crazy. You don’t read these kind of books for realism but this one was way out there. Having said this I really enjoyed it And perhaps I should up the stars a little bit because we are not analyzing the literary merit of the book just how much we enjoyed it, right 😉

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  • Abbe Mortimore
  • 19-11-20

Just what we need

After the tumultuous year we’ve been having, this book is just what I needed. Truly heartwarming, loving and a darned good story. No drama, hate, lies or betrayals. Just right to end 2920. The narrator was just right as well. So glad I read it.

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  • JAM
  • 07-10-20

family

I enjoyed the plot of the story about a young woman dealing with family and falling in love.

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  • QuartKnee
  • 04-10-20

Meh...

As the old saying goes, it is what it is. The brightest star was a heartwarming story, yes, but the lights angle felt altogether forced/rushed. Nevertheless, I enjoyed listening to it on my walks.