A superb holiday gift for anyone on your list, this book includes: — The Autobiography of Santa Claus : In this enchanting holiday classic, St. Nicholas himself takes readers through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic. Claus Saved Christmas : In this delightful tale, the first lady of Christmas herself relates the story of how she and a very brave group of people once saved a treasured holiday from being lost forever.
In fact, Guinn cleverly separates each book into 24 chapters, allowing parents who are so inclined to read them to their children one chapter at a time, beginning on December 1 and finishing on Christmas Eve. I dearly love these books. It is a heartwarming and fun Christmas read.
This was such a fun book to read. While the earlier books were based more on events in history, this one is set in the present. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Abby Baxter has spent the last year coping with the loss of her husband and raising their young son. Apr 29, Taryn rated it really liked it Shelves: romance.
A Lovely Story A lovely story filled with a bit of heartache, a couple of wishes, and an abundance of love. It's a Christmas story with a set of wonderful characters and some fun animals that tug at your heart strings. Take the journey with Abby as she looks for her son and finds love and peace in the process. Aug 10, Texas rated it it was amazing. Blame it on Mistletoe - This is my first book by this author and I loved it. While it was sad that the wife and son lost their Marine to death, the book was filled with humor, joy and pleasant surprises.
This well edited, well written and well thought out story keeps the reader immersed in the pages, which quickly end too soon. The characters are likable, realistic and don't have any of the stupid tendencies givens so freely with Indie writers. There were a few kinks and twists in the story, but Blame it on Mistletoe - This is my first book by this author and I loved it. There were a few kinks and twists in the story, but nothing mean, just caring and love.
There was some sexual tension but not the-in-your-face-continuously type and no vulgar language. A story that can be read by all ages. This town of Christmas was magical for a mom and her son. There's a Prologue, which is funny and sets up the pace for the rest of the story, as well as the topics of two more books in this new series. This is a well written, well thought out story with some likable, caring characters that entertain continuously.
I steady belly laughed my way through this humor filled, but with some drama - not hysterics, drama - story of a lost father, lost daughter, lost love, lost chance, etc. Alaska is a wonderful character all on her own. I had a wonderful day reading both Blame it on Mistletoe and Written; sadly, I don't have any more Fox books in my library, sob. Dec 27, JoAnne rated it really liked it.
Road to the North Pole
Cute but short read especially since it included the first chapters from each of the next eight books in the series. Sadness to the story too with the death of Abby's husband, a Marine in Afghanistan, that she and JD are still dealing with Cute but short read especially since it included the first chapters from each of the next eight books in the series.
Sadness to the story too with the death of Abby's husband, a Marine in Afghanistan, that she and JD are still dealing with. The descriptions of the town, the businesses and the people made me feel like I was there. The letters to Santa that lead off each book were a fun addition and highlighted what the story would be about. Loved the inclusion of the other books that definitely left me wanting to read more. Got some answers to how some of their lives panned out though in those chapters so there are definitely spoilers.
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Noelle Fox is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more of her books. Jul 22, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: christmas. Baxter stows-away to get to North Pole, Alaska, where he hopes to find St. Nicholas because he didn't get an answer to last year's Christmas Letter. Nicholas but can't always fulfill the wishes of a child. The one and only wish that JD has asked is to have his dad come back from Afghanistan where he actually died.
JD just knows that St. Nick can grant his wish because he is a Saint. Fran J. Frantic with worry JD's mom Abby heads out to find him along with her husband's best friend Frank Machado who suddenly appears on her doorstep. What JD and Abby don't know is that Frank is the answer to all their prayers. A fun Christmas story even if the reader already knows how it will end.
Dec 18, Beth rated it it was ok. Christmas romance.
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Even though I got this one for free, I was disappointed. It was a very cute idea. Little boy wants to see Santa about getting his dad back military casualty and takes off on his own. But, he doesn't speak or behave like a five year old, so that didn't make sense to me. Then, the panicking mom is aided in her search by her dead husband's best friend from the military. They've just met.
Out of the blue, they get physical.
While it wasn't graphic, there were some slightly crude Christmas romance. While it wasn't graphic, there were some slightly crude lines, and then the widow claims that it was just a one time thing for her. I'd have liked this a lot better if it that hadn't been added to the story. It really takes away from what a Christmas story should be for me. Dec 16, Jean rated it really liked it. A 5-yr. Unrealistic but Christmastime is the best place to find a miracle. I received an ARC from the author and I voluntarily wrote this review. Instead of wanting to use Santa as a playdough mat though, he asked to get out the scissors and practised his fine-motor cutting skills!
As a teacher, I try and use just about any new experience to teach my son! Before we played with both of the invitations above, I read a related Christmas story to him to spark his imagination. You could also do the reverse, and allow your child some free-play playdough time, then read a related story, and then let them re-investigate the playdough with the story in mind.
Either way — get some reading in!
My two favourite North Pole and Santa books for young children are listed below. The idea is that starting December 1st, we will be able to use the communicator to make a daily call to the North Pole to talk with Santa and its other inhabitants. Onetime is already obsessed with this toy and is so excited to use it. Right now until Dec. It was also a little difficult to find some Christmas figurines beyond Santa and plastic reindeer for our North Pole Small World. Our Santa ended up being a wind-up one from the dollar store.
Just found it on Amazon today and it looks like so much fun!