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Publisher Description

Two best friends. Ten Christmases. One happy ending.

When best friends Alexandra and Lucas share a first kiss on Christmas night their senior year of high school, it feels like the best years of their lives are ahead of them. 

Then Alex goes off to college, and Lucas stays behind to work at his dad’s construction business in the small beach town where they grew up. Life, as they say, happens. And somewhere along the way these two high school sweethearts find they don’t have as much in common as they once did. 

Lucas’s life is on Beaufort Island, and Alex is all about getting away and moving on. So he makes one of the hardest decisions of his life and lets her go. 

But every year when Alex comes home for the holidays, fate conspires to reunite the two former lovebirds on Christmas Day. Year after year, through good times and bad, Lucas and Alex meet up, catch up, and reconnect on the anniversary of their first kiss. 

Is it too much to hope that one year they’ll find their way back to each other permanently?

Maybe even this Christmas.

October 22
Haver Street Press
Susannah Nix

Customer Reviews

tcsbl5 ,

Fast-paced and moving story

Alex and Lucas are best friends in high school, when they start dating. They stay together until Alex leaves for college, while Lucas stays home to work for his dad and attend community college. Lucas sets her free, and Alex doesn’t think twice about it, because she’s ready to experience all that college has to offer. Their group of friends gets together every Christmas holiday to have a bonfire at the beach and catch up. Some years are awkward, while others are better. There are some good friends that also return each year, and it’s possible that there are other stories about them, but that’s just a guess.

This story offers a glimpse into each of their lives every Christmas for 10 subsequent years. It’s not a very long story, yet there is enough detail given in each chapter to give the reader an adequate snapshot of each of their lives and their motivations. They grow and change and mature, and perhaps appreciate each other a bit more after each separation. No spoilers here, but this story had surprising depth for its brevity. The pacing moves along, because each new chapter occurs one year later. It’s an effective way of telling this story.

This is an enjoyable read. The ending is satisfying and somewhat inevitable. Nonetheless, the ending isn’t fully clear until the final chapter.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

straighttalker198 ,

Not worth it


TonyaStinnett ,


I love this book. I love how this author was able to put ten plus years on this book and make it all make since and not feel like anything was left out.
It all starts out the year Alex and Lucas are set to graduate and start to date. Then goes through ten years of many ups and downs?
The thing is are they strong enough to make it through? Do they meet other people? Are that able to keep the the same friendship?

This is just a book that you need to read to see what all happens and how life can change thing. And not just their life but there parents and siblings.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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