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It's the most wonderful time of the year

Losing a parent is never easy, and during the holidays the emptiness seems magnified. Local newspaper owner Neil Bailey knows that firsthand. That's why he's determined to help his neighbor, Dr. Charli Prescott, find the meaning of the season. Luckily he has enough cheer to go around—and the recipe for perfect cocoa. If that isn't e
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Paula
Dec 15, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it
Doctor Charli Prescott loses her father as the Christmas season approaches. She's struggling to get through the holidays without him. On top of that, she's starting to find out things about him that make her question if she really knew him at all. Next door neighbor Neil Bailey, journalist and Christmas enthusiast, wants to be there for Charli and hopes to help her through this very heartbreaking time.

This was an entertaining story that had a lot going on in it, along with the romance, to keep i
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Sep 30, 2014 Megan rated it liked it
Strong lead characters and an interesting plot that involved medical ethics and blackmail and maybe being an accessory to a crime. I don't think the plot wrapped up completely, and there just felt like a good handful of loose ends. I was also very irritated that "illegals" was used as a synonym (by the protagonists and by an antagonist) for undocumented immigrant workers and that "Hispanics" was often conflated with the latter. I did really like the characters, though; their realizations about t ...more
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Nov 28, 2014 Hina Tabassum rated it really liked it
A doctor and a journalist.

But it is a very realistic story where it shows people being vulnerable and untrustworthy and being played by others.
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Though she was a lifelong scribbler, Cynthia Reese finished her first manuscript in 2005 as the result of a December 2004 New Year's Resolution. That manuscript wound up tucked safely under her bed…and she went on to write three more manuscripts in 2005, one of which became The Baby Wait, her first of four published novels.

She lives in rural Georgia with her husband and their daughter, whom they a
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