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Monday, July 22, 2019

A Hallmark Original - Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa by Nancy Naigle - Excerpt & Giveaway

Today we have the blog tour for CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA by Nancy Naigle! Check out this sweet new Hallmark holiday romance and grab your copy today!

Author: Nancy Naigle
Genre: Holiday Romance
Publisher: Hallmark & Crown Media 
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Return to Evergreen,  the town where Christmas wishes come trueĆ¢€¦

But only if you know what your heart really wants.

When Lisa takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has closed. The place was a beloved local tradition, and she decides to use her skills as a professional retail designer to bring it back to its former glory. She charms a local contractor, Kevin, into working with her, and the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another.

One of the biggest surprises of all is finding the mysterious 25-year-old letter to Santa that never made it to the North Pole. Who really wrote it, and will its request come true at last? And will Lisa and Kevin figure out what they’re truly wishing for?

This sweet small-town romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Incredible Apple Dumplings.

About Nancy Naigle:

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began writing while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Her many books include The Secret Ingredient, Christmas in Evergreen, and Christmas Joy and Hope for Christmas, which were adapted into Hallmark movies. Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, horseback riding, and enjoying the occasional spa day. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.

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“Let me give you a ride back to the inn,” Kevin said.

She put down her rag, and he was afraid for a second that she was going to turn down his offer,
opting to walk rather than be alone with him in the truck.

“Look. I’m sorry I blew up on you.” He lowered his head. “Shortcuts can be dangerous. People can get hurt. I overreacted. I just want to do the right thing.” He didn’t need to tell her the whole story, but he’d learned his lesson about shortcuts, and no one would make him compromise on his standards. It was his reputation at stake.

She started to say something, then stopped.

“I really am sorry. It won’t happen again.” He reached his hand out.

From across the room she walked toward him. The radio played “Silver Bells.”

“Forgive me?” He took her hand and spun her in the middle of the wide-open store. “Please?” In a
couple days this place might belong to someone else, and she’d be heading off to Boston or to wherever her next job took her. He didn’t want to miss the chance to dance with her even for just one spin here at Daisy’s.

She laughed when he pulled her to him and swayed, and then relaxed into his arms. “I do understand about the shortcuts. It’s just—”

“I understand your point, too. It never hurts to try.” He twirled her, then pulled her hands into his

She spoke softly. “You’re full of surprises.”

They swayed to the music. “So do you forgive me?”

“I do.”

He hadn’t meant to snap at her. He’d overreacted, and he’d hurt her feelings. That bothered him. More than it should, maybe. He held her hand tight, not really wanting to let go. She felt nice in his arms, and she let him lead. They danced until the end of the song.

“Ready to go?” He asked with a nod, half-hoping she’d say no.

“Not really, but we should.”

His racing heart knew exactly how she felt.


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  1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I saw this post in the Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader.

  2. i have had Christmas on my mind lately, it the best! would love to read this


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