This is a very charming story of Cora, and her boss Simon, who with a little divine intervention will find there way to a special book store for some special Christmas gifts. And tucked among their purchases, each later finds a ticket to the Wizard's Christmas Ball. From that point on, the two who previously knew almost nothing about each other, find themselves meeting at unexpected moments in this wonderfully charming book filled with holiday warmth.
Cora soon learns that Simon is actually a very warm-hearted man, especially when it comes to his family and his very sweet sister Sandy who has Down Syndrome (who is adorable in this book).
The characters are well developed and I love the flow of the story as readers see what the real meaning of Christmas is. This is a very nice read and will only take a few hours. I highly recommend it and think it would be a great holiday read for your book club.
by Donita K. Paul
WaterBrook Press (Oct. 5, 2010) ~ 240 pages
Fiction / Inspirational / Christmas / Fantasy
Edition Reviewed: Hardback - Review copy received courtesy of the publisher via WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review!
About the Book:
Can mysterious matchmaking booksellers bring two lonely hearts together in time for Christmas?
In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad’s (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball.
Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they’ve decided to bring together.
This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers’ best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?
About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Donita K. Paul is the author of The Dragons of Chiril, Dragons of the Valley, and the bestselling DragonKeeper Chronicles with more than a quarter of a million books in print. She enjoys cooking, beading, stamping, knitting, and her grandsons. Not necessarily in that order. Visit her website at DonitaKPaul.com.
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