When you need a break from heart-wrenching historical fiction and tense thrillers, The Santa Suit may be just what you’re looking for. What a nice pre-holiday treat.
Ivy Perkins is recently divorced and needs a new start. Sight unseen, she purchases an old farmhouse in North Carolina called The Four Roses, named after the family that had lived there. When Ivy moves in, she finds the house filled with the former owner’s furniture and boxes and boxes of their belongings. One box holds an old and beautiful Santa suit. She learns that the now deceased and much beloved Bob Rose had served as the community’s Christmas Santa for years. In the suit’s pocket, Ivy finds a child’s holiday wish that touches her heart and sets her on a mission to learn more about the little girl who wrote it many years ago. With the help of her real estate agent Ezra and some nice neighbors, Ivy learns more about the story in the note and the lovely community she has moved to.
Author Mary Kay Andrews has written a novella sure to get you in an early holiday mood. No surprises in this sweet story. Just a joyful read for those of us who know how every Hallmark TV movie ends but watch them anyway.
Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to discover the magic of The Santa Suit in advance of its publication.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Contemporary Fiction / Romance / Holiday.
Publication Date: September 28, 2021.
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