“This two-in-one romance starts a new series that Mallery’s many fans will devour like a Christmas cookie.”—Booklist
Susan Mallery, author of the Fool’s Gold romances, cheerfully invites you to Wishing Tree, where Christmas comes to life…
The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they’ve lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn’t been home since the end of the world’s shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together?
Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own—on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks in to a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena’s determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he’s a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.
As the Christmas wedding draws closer, these two sisters just might unwrap the most treasured gift of all—love.
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Mallery (Summer Days) takes readers to idyllic Wishing Tree, Wash., where two sisters find love over the holidays. Seattleite Reggie Somerville missed last year's family Christmas after being abruptly jilted by her fianc . This year, she agrees to return to Wishing Tree to help with her parents' upcoming vow renewal ceremony and assist her schoolteacher sister, Dena, with her third graders' knitting project. Also volunteering on the project is Toby Newkirk, Reggie's high school boyfriend, who returned to town to raise his son, Harrison. Their attraction soon rekindles, but Toby isn't sure he's ready for a long-term relationship. Meanwhile, Dena, who's made the choice to be a single mother through artificial insemination, struggles with pregnancy-induced nausea, wrangles her class, and runs the Wishing Tree Bed and Breakfast on the side. Enter the B&B's new guest, musician Micah Ruiz, who's in town working on a song and healing from the death of his pregnant wife in an accident. Though Dena and Micah have an undeniable spark, she's unsure if he's open to love after his devastating loss. Mallery packs in the Christmas spirit, with friends and family coming together to celebrate. The result is alluring, well plotted, and sure to please. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency.