Holly Jacobs follows up the success of her romance, Once Upon a Thanksgiving, with another seasonal story, Once Upon a Christmas. Jacobs brings back the second single "mom" in her American Dads trilogy.
Michelle Hamilton was only twenty-four when her dying sister showed up at her door in Erie, Pennsylvania, leaving her with a nephew she never knew she had. Five years later, Michelle cherishes her role as "Aunt Shell" to Brandon, so she's not ready when the thirteen-year-old says he'd like to find the father he never knew. She asks him to wait until he's eighteen, but her determined nephew seeks out a man who just might be his father.
Daniel McLean has a quiet life as owner of McLean's Restoration, a business on the edge of town. However, when Brandon shows up his doorstep, he's willing to take the test to see if he's Brandon's father, and, he's willing to shoulder the responsibility of being a father. But, is Michelle ready to let an outsider into the family she's built with Brandon?
It took a Thanksgiving pageant to bring about a romance in Once Upon a Thanksgiving. When Michelle, Daniel, and Brandon spend time working on the Christmas fair, they find they treasure the friendship they share. Once Upon a Christmas might bring about the fairy tale ending three people deserve.
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Once Upon a Christmas by Holly Jacobs. Harlequin, ©2008. ISBN 9780373752423 (paperback), 217p.