Nancy Naigle absolutely delights with this lovely holiday tale. I loved both Angela and Geoff and every other character in "Dear Santa". They were well balanced. They were neither too good, too perfect nor were they the cliched villain. They were the real authentic people I would like to have in my life and perhaps some I even recognize as already being in my life. The instant attraction between Geoff and Angela was not only fun to witness but gave me hope that things would end as I was hoping. Watching them navigate the mutual attraction while dealing with their business intricacies was at times funny and at other times sad. And getting to see them in all aspects of their lives was such a treat. I loved the relationship between Geoff and his mother as well as the ones he had with his employees. Angela’s almost familial connection with her staff was so genuine and her role as an aunt and a sister was so complex yet caring. I felt truly invested in this couple. The location stole my heart. I want to visit and learn more about the town and its inhabitants. I highly suggest you pick this one up and take a visit there now.
The Story: Angela Carson and Geoff Paisley are not quite enemies but neither are they best friends. They are both competing for consumer dollars in the same small tourist town. Angela feels Geoff’s chain store is usurping her customers and taking away the heart and soul of her beloved hometown. When she writes to Santa she begins to see there is always a chance for a Christmas Miracle.
From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, Dear Santa is a heartwarming Christmas story about finding your passion for life and love.
Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.
Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help through the Dear Santa app, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?
Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?
When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?