THE SANTA SOCIETY

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Last Christmas, Erin came home to be with her dying mother. This Christmas will be a year, and Erin still can’t move on. Fortunately, everything in her life is about to change. A behemoth dog named Klaus and Reason-the-handsome-realtor enter the picture, and together they turn Erin’s life upside down…in a good way.

Reason offers to help Erin sell her mother’s house, an effort that turns into a circus of fiascos. Just when it seems her luck can’t get any worse, Erin finds herself falling in love with Reason, the man of chaos himself. But he’s more than he seems, and now Erin is immersed in the clandestine world of the Santa Society, a centuries old secret organization that protects the truth behind Christmas.

“What a satisfying romance! It had everything: adventure/excitement, holiday magic, hope, a reminder about the true meaning of Christmas. I will probably want to read this every year.”

“Five stars for this enchanting story. I loved the references to Christ and the true example of giving.”

Author note: My kids and I took a five day road trip across the U.S. in the middle of December. The whole thing filled me with this experience of God, that divine connection between everything. We grow up and we struggle to believe the things we can’t see. But the proof is all around. Seeing the beauty of our great country, the many different faces of it, the vastness…and yet it’s still a tiny speck in the universe. That’s proof right there. So I was probably somewhere in the middle of Nebraska or Wyoming when the seed of this story first developed. As I said, it was just me and four kids–a little crazy, but the best memory of my life. We sang along to Christmas songs and it brought me back to the innocence of childhood belief—beauty—wonder. We all need some of that back, I think. I felt the urge to write a new Santa story, one that would capture those feelings in the context of a romance.

Winner of 2013 Mistletoe Christmas Romance from Bookstore Without Borders/Storyfinds