Book Review: ‘Dear Santa: A Novel’ By Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber writes the best novels. She has put out her annual Christmas novel and it’s another winner. It’s the perfect book for the Holiday season, that will put a smile on your face and a tear in your eyes. For Lindy Carmichael it’s not been a great year. Her ex has suddenly hooked up with and living with her best friend. She has her dream job and is waiting to hear about a pitch she made. She decides to spend two weeks with her family in Wenatchee, Washington, about three hours from Seattle. When she gets home Lindy’s mother shows her letters that she wrote to Santa when she was a kid, asking for things each Christmas, that she actually seemed to get in most cases. She writes a new letter this year asking for things she needs now, like a new best friend and a man. She then runs into her former best friend from when she was a kid and then runs into Billy Kincade, a boy who bullied her a bit in school, and when she asked Santa to give him coal, he ended up having a bad Christmas that year. But they hit it off and start ‘hanging out’ and it turns into more for the two of them. As the days go by leading up to Christmas, Lindy is having fun with her family, friends and Billy. But she knows it can’t last and then she gets something to think about that could change everything. Will she return to her life in Seattle or make a big change in her life?

You can pick up Dear Santa in stores on Tuesday, October 19th from Ballantine Books.

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