The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March
St. Martin’s Press (September 25, 2018)
Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From USA Today bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.
A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to make everything in his life so right.
Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe. A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from their past without any complications —until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…
A delightful Christmas novel in the New York Times bestselling Eternity Springs series.
“All you have to do is believe.”
The Christmas Wishing Tree is a sweet story with a reluctant romance and a bit of mystical tone. There’s a bit of mystery/suspense, holiday spirit, and healing. The town people of Eternity Springs are welcoming and generous. They really embraced Jenna and Reilly and it was the perfect place for them to heal. The story covers over a period of time and not just the Christmas season. It gives the relationship time to develop and grow. This is the first Emily March book I’ve read, so it can definitely be read as a standalone read. All the characters were wonderful and I will have to go back and read their stories from previous Eternity Springs books. The setting and characters come to life and I really enjoyed the story. Loved the ending – the phone call was perfect.
ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 17, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a “master of delightful banter,” and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.
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