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Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Book Review - A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

A trip to Fool's Gold, California during Christmas-time is just the right pick-me-up for any holiday reading list this year!

The unrelenting cheer in Fool’s Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She learned early on that Christmas miracles don’t happen, at least not for her. And this year seems like no exception. An injury has forced her to return to the family fold, no matter that they’re estranged. She won’t add to the awkward scenario by being seduced by the bad-boy charms of her brother’s best friend, the last man she should ever want to date. Even when she’s recruited to stage the Fool’s Gold winter festival, she vows to do as promised, then move forward with her life anywhere but here.

Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the backwater town he now reluctantly calls home, but the pounding of little dancers’ feet above his temporary office is more than any man should have to take! When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, he’s unprepared for the attraction that sears him down to the soul. Evie is his best friend’s sister — off-limits unless he’s willing to risk his heart. Dante has always believed that love is the most dangerous force in the universe, but that was before he had to reckon with the magic of a certain small town, where miracles do seem to happen….

I love Susan Mallery's "Fool's Gold" series, and this Christmas edition was just delightful.  Susan's cast of characters from previous "Fool's Gold" stories make appearances throughout the story, but nothing takes away from the main story of Evie and Dante.

This story, of the Stryker brother's little sister, brings the Strkyer family's saga to a satisfying close, but I know that we will see more of them in stories to come.  Susan also adds in the magical element of a holiday theme to this story that is fun and fulfilling.

Absolutely loved this one, and can't wait for the next in the FG series!

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at www.SusanMallery.com.


My thanks to the author for providing a review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Lily B said...

I been wanting to read this book, sounds like a wonderful holiday read <3 thank you for the review

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thanks for stopping by! It's a wonderful book - hope you enjoy it!