A Kiss Under the Christmas Lights
by Peggy Jaeger
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2016 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2016
Tim Santini believes he’s finally found the woman for him, but Gia will take some convincing she’s that girl. A misunderstanding has her thinking he’s something he’s not.
Can a kiss stolen under the Christmas lights persuade her to spend the rest of her life with him?
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this was a cute short story. You have got to love the Italians and their old world ways. I also liked the tone of family for both Tim and Gia and how it brought them together. Laughed quite a few times thru this and so will you.
A super little read a great book for the Christmas period.I really enjoyed this and liked Tim and Gia a fun little read that you wont want to put down recommend.
Posted on the links below on December 20 and 21, 2016. Review: A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, by Peggy Jaeger Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon. (An electronic copy of the book was given to the reviewer in exchange for an honest, objective review.) This delightful novel does for Christmas what Nia Vardalos did for Big Fat Greek Weddings. In this case, the loud, large family is Italian and staunchly Catholic. With a million close relatives watching her every move, both socially and professionally, Gia San Valentino is still living in her parents' house in her mid-twenties. She is dutifully helping her mother and incorrigible aunts with the annual church Christmas Festival when a new soon-to-be-ordained young priest is assigned to Gia's parish. That's fine. Old Father Mario is older than dirt and will be retiring soon. What's not fine is that Gia is terminally smitten with Father Mario's young, handsome replacement! She knows two things for sure: (1) her family must never find out what she feels toward the priest, and (2) there is a special spot reserved for her in hell for what she thinks when she looks at him. The author wisely lets Gia narrate the story from within the craziness of a huge, nosey, Catholic family, and the resulting story is brimming with heart and humor. With mild language and no explicit sex, this book is fun for readers of any age from 10 to 100. While certain social and cultural aspects of being Catholic are mentioned, there is no religious discussion of the meaning of Christmas. This is just good, clean, wintertime fun and a great Christmas gift for readers