Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska, #1)

Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska, #1)

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by Noelle Fox
     
 

Welcome to North Pole, Alaska, where the Christmas Spirit lives all year long.

Lots of kids write letters to Santa. But those delivered to North Pole are actually answered by a group of dedicated volunteers who call themselves "the Elves."

JD Baxter’s letter to St. Nick asks for just one thing: His father didn’t make it back from Afghanistan

Overview

Welcome to North Pole, Alaska, where the Christmas Spirit lives all year long.

Lots of kids write letters to Santa. But those delivered to North Pole are actually answered by a group of dedicated volunteers who call themselves "the Elves."

JD Baxter’s letter to St. Nick asks for just one thing: His father didn’t make it back from Afghanistan, and JD wants Daddy home again. Saints can do miracles, right? But since last year’s letter went astray, JD decides to stow away to North Pole and ask for his miracle in person.

In North Pole, he encounters a postmistress who looks exactly like Mrs. Claus, a man named Rudolph with a red nose and a herd of reindeer, as well as enough toys, candy and Christmas cheer to make anyone feel good. He just can't find St. Nick.

Abby Baxter has spent the year since her husband's death trying to hold on. When she discovers her son is missing, her entire world trembles— until her husband's best friend appears at her door, offering a steadying hand.

Frank Machado couldn’t save David Baxter’s life in combat. Worse, for years he's been secretly in love with David’s wife. Now that their son is missing, Frank is determined to see the child back in Abby’s arms.

But during their unpredictable, impulsive trip into the wilds to search for JD, the problem becomes staying out of those arms himself.

Sparks fly, hearts warm, love—and Christmas—are in the air. Should they Blame it on Mistletoe?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152226386
Publisher:
Noelle Fox
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
North Pole, Alaska , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,282
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Like many of my characters in North Pole, I was also born and raised in a small town near Fairbanks.  Although most of you probably think that’s at the end of God’s earth, I wouldn’t live anywhere else.  Romance doesn’t happen in our town as reliably and adorably as it does in my fictional series, but still a wonderful place.

Most of my time is spent writing and raising two fabulous kids (does anyone ever say they’re raising totally average children?), but I also love cooking, needlework and old movies (got to survive the long, dark winters here somehow!).  My wonderful husband and my beautiful husky Apache take up the rest of my day.  I love reading romance and women’s fiction of all kinds, and will throw a good mystery in once in a while just because I can.

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Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 23 days ago
I really enjoyed this moving and charming story! The characters were well written. Look forward to other books in this series! Keep up the good work.
SimplySarahReviews 9 months ago
A delightful and charming novella. This is my first book by this author, but I really enjoyed her writing style. I felt for JD and Abby, but I'm glad Frank was there for the pair. Abby and Frank made cute couple. This is the first book in the North Pole, Alaska series, and I will definitely read more. Very heartwarming story! - Sarah
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Sodapop74 11 months ago
This is such a sweet story. A little bittersweet too. JD wants his dad back so he runs off to North Pole, Alaska to ask for Saint Nick's help. His mom, Abby is frantic. Her husband had been killed in action. In walks her husband's best friend Frank and the sparks fly. They work together to find JD in Alaska. While JD is visiting North Pole, Laska (as he calls it) he meets a whole cast of characters. Each one seems to have a story and you want to know everything about them. There is even a Secret Santa that is so secret, even the Police Chief can't figure it out. I for one will be reading the rest of the series!!!
Rowan_Silvertree More than 1 year ago
A cute story but short. It felt rushed and unfinished to me, but was well-written. The first book in the series, but hopefully not the last. I would give it five stars if not for the fact that I thought it was too short.
temptnfate13 More than 1 year ago
Blame it on the Mistletoe is the story of what can happen when young JD Baxter sets off to find St. Nick in order to find out why his Christmas wish for his daddy to return home, wasn’t fulfilled. Abby Baxter has spent the last year coping with the loss of her husband and raising their young son. Frank Machado couldn’t save his best friend David Baxter’s life in Afghanistan, and even worse he’s been in love with Abby for years. Abby doesn’t want to fall in love with another marine and yet can’t seem to help it. Sparks begin to develop when Abby appears on Frank’s doorstep after JD disappears. As the pair head to the North Pole to find Abby’s missing child, love seems to find its way in and helps heal this wounded pair. Even with an ending that felt a bit rushed, Blame it on the Mistletoe is a sweet and heartwarming romance that is perfect for a cold winter’s day. If you’re a fan of heart tugging small town romance with a warm HEA then Blame it on the Mistletoe is the book for you. 4 Stars ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
LindaLou52 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. It starts with five year old JD writing a letter to Santa and then running away to Alaska to find him. Abby struggles with missing her son and her feelings her dead husband's best friend just come to town. It was a sweet romance that can give hope for a family. I was given an ARC for an honest review.
dianat7 More than 1 year ago
I got an ARC of this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. The story of a little boy named JD who goes to track down St. Nick to find out why he didn't fulfill his last year wish to have his Dad come home runs away from home to North Pole, Alaska to confront him. The story of his Mother and her late husbands best friend was done really well without being heavy handed and didn't avoid the fact that her husband had passed away. Abby didn't want to fall for another Marine after her husband died but she is drawn to Frank his best friend and he of course is in love with her and they have to find JD. The town of North Pole is sweet and I really like the idea of a Christmas town where miracles and wishes can come true in ways you wouldn't expect. I will be looking for more in this series. If you like a sweet romance with a HEA, interesting towns people, and a little boy with hope in his heart this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this story, I googled North Pole, Alaska just to make sure it was real. JD, the main kid and catalyst of the adventure to find Santa is a tough little 5 year old although he is portrayed as a little too mature for his age. Abby (JD's mother) and Frank are secondary in this adventure North - to the point I felt they added little to the plot. I wanted to skip their chapters and get back to the reindeer stalls with JD and his new friends Rudy and Clara. All and all a fun little Christmas adventure but weak on the romance. I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.