Goodreads asked Sierra Donovan:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Sierra Donovan I've always loved Christmas, but I've struggled with holiday stress as an adult. So I was brainstorming a story about a heroine with the same problem. Okay, she meets a nice guy who shows her the joy of the holiday season, brings a Christmas tree to her house, etc. Something was missing, and then it came to me:

He's Fred.

That's Scrooge's cheery nephew, one of my favorite characters in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Once that idea materialized in my mind, "No Christmas Like the Present" HAD to be written.

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