Miracle on Christmas Eve [NOOK Book]

Overview

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a family...

Jessica Patterson has tried to put on a brave face, but she misses the joy that love can bring at Christmastime. Until a handsome stranger in need of a Christmas miracle touches her heart...

Single dad C. J. Hamilton has discovered fatherhood is a little harder than bachelorhood! But he's mesmerized by Jessica's enchanting beauty and sincerity. She's perfect ...

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Miracle on Christmas Eve

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Overview

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a family...

Jessica Patterson has tried to put on a brave face, but she misses the joy that love can bring at Christmastime. Until a handsome stranger in need of a Christmas miracle touches her heart...

Single dad C. J. Hamilton has discovered fatherhood is a little harder than bachelorhood! But he's mesmerized by Jessica's enchanting beauty and sincerity. She's perfect with his daughter--is it possible she's perfect for him?

It's lucky that Jessica can't resist a plea for help, because C.J. has a twinkle in his blue eyes that suggests her Christmas dreams will come true...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426808333
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Harlequin Romance Series , #3990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 371,583
  • File size: 114 KB

Meet the Author

Shirley Jump didn't have the willpower to diet nor the talent to master undereye concealer, so she bowed out of a career in television and opted instead for a career where she could be paid to eat at her desk—writing.

She started out in journalism, selling her first article at the age of eleven and dreaming of being the next Jane Pauley. She hosted two of her own shows on the local cable channel and was the co-host of a late-night comedy show for two years. After writing 3000 articles and two nonfiction books, Shirley grew too dependent on her robe and fuzzy slippers, though, and decided a career as a freelance writer suited her better.

Then she got married. And had two kids.

Humor became the only thing that got her through the mashed potato fling-fests and toilet paper decorating sprees. At first, seeking revenge on her children for their grocery store tantrums, she sold embarrassing essays about them to anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul and Chocolate for Women II. However, it wasn't enough to feed her growing addiction to writing funny.

So, she turned to the world of romance novels where messes are (usually) cleaned up before The End and no one is calling anyone a doodoo-head. In the worlds Shirley gets to create and control, the children listen to their parents, the husbands always remembers holidays and the housework is magically done by elves.

She sold her first book to the Silhouette Romance line in 2001. That novel, The Virgin's Proposal, won the Booksellers' Best Award for Best Traditional Romance of 2003.

Shirley now writes stories for Silhouette and Kensington about love, familyandfood—the three most important things in her life (if she's being honest, though, there are many days when the order is reversed), using that English degree everyone said would be so useless.

Though she's thrilled to see her books in stores around the world, Shirley mostly writes because it gives her an excuse to avoid cleaning the toilets and helps feed her shoe habit.

Read excerpts, see reviews or learn more about Shirley on her web site.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

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    Enjoyable read!

    Review by Jen:
    Miracle on Christmas Eve by Shirley Jump is a fast, feel-good novel. Jessica is the town's Mrs. Claus. But when her husband passes away, she no longer is in the Christmas mood and decides to spend the holidays at the beach. But before she can leave on her vacation, CJ comes to town to claim the daughter he didn't know about and enlists Jessica in giving Sarah the Christmas she never had. As they spend time together, they discover a Christmas miracle.

    I suppose my one complaint about this story is the development of the romance between Jessica and CJ. The characters fall in love over the matter of days, but it's not really explained. Ms. Jump explains the attraction to each other, but seems to think that's enough to satisfy the reader and it wasn't enough for this reader. Past this issue, I enjoyed the book. I loved watching the adults with their interaction with Sarah and did watch both of them fall in love with the girl and become a family.

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