November in North Pole means the Elves are hard at work answering letters to Santa with joy, wisdom and Christmas spirit.
Except for Amelia Beckett, new owner of the Cup of Cheer Café. Amelia just received a let’s-try-again letter from her ex, who moved her to North Pole then skipped town with another woman. Seething, she takes a break from Santa letters and writes a furious answer.
John Kimball asked Santa to fix his Dad who broke after Mom left. The response is so nasty he cries—until a lady named Amelia explains he got the wrong letter, and invites him and Dad to North Pole! Finally they can hang out together . . . except all Dad wants is beer and Amelia. John does have fun with Clara the postmistress and Rudy the reindeer guy, but . . . maybe Mom is right that only Dad can fix himself.
Amelia’s bad man-karma continues until a snarling, injured fox won’t leave her yard, and she’s reduced to begging for help from her neighbor and café regular, Wes Curtis. Wes moved here from Manhattan to craft fine furniture after his wife died. He is tall, dark, talented, funny, adorably clumsy and kind. Why can’t she fall for someone wonderful like him?
Wes has been attracted to Amelia since he first saw her. What’s taken him so long to show his interest? Well, uh . . . See, he’s kinda rusty around women. And he thought he had plenty of time . . . But with Amelia suddenly being pulled in too many directions, he is forced to act.
Sitting in the moonlit woods night after night, watching her and the little fox relax and heal, he is hoping for just enough time to convince Amelia she belongs here in North Pole—and that she belongs with him.
About 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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I thought this was a very cute read full of entertaining people and a great plot. I thought the characters were great some not so great but that is what the author wanted you to feel. You have many characters that want Amelia attention there is pain from a few and other just need to grow up. The race is on to see who will get Amelia love as these men put on the charm. There is never a better place than Santa’s village where it is Christmas all year long. Amelia wrote two letters one to a little boy and another to the man who broke her heart. Somehow they got twisted around leaving one boy in tears with Santa’s hateful words. When Amelia found out she called the father. I thought the father was to forgiving I doubt I would have forgiven that fast. But he is a legend in his own mind thinking only of what he wants not paying much attention to his son or the wonderful town they are visiting. His sights are on Amelia, along with drinking and staying out late at night. Number 2 is the John who got the sweet letter but should have been the nasty one. He was cheering all the way to the bank when he got a letter telling him how much she was thinking of him, sorry for his father etc. He will not listen to reason and just knows he has his lady back, she will understand how the big bad women turned his head. WRONG! But he shows up anyway thinking he has her in his pocket. Number 3 is a sweet man who lost his wife a few years ago. He is very attracted to Amelia but is a little shy. When the fox came and sets at her door he tells her how to take care of him. He supports her and never wants her to leave. He has his time cut in half with her selling her business he must work fast but there are too many men after her hand. Time is running out, may the best man win…. I adored the fox and little John both of them are after your heart. My heart broke for John and the way his father dealt with him. Saying he loved his son but just wasn’t ready to be a father….that is just so wrong but there are a lot of people out there that think this way. I thought this was a cute story that the author put a lot of thought into. There is a lot going on as the author gives you an entertaining plot with great characters. She fills in the blanket well never leaving you to guess what is going on. This is a Christmas story but can be read at anytime. I think most people will like this cute and at times funny clean read.