Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Bret Radner once dreamed of being a hard-hitting journalist, exposing corruption and writing Pulitzer-winning pieces. But heart-tugging circumstances kept him at the Tall Pine Gazette, where small town life, new neighbors, and human interest stories are the news. In charge for the entire holiday season, Bret is determined to run the newsroom right. Yet with a too-pretty rookie reporter to train, he finds himself challenged on just about everything . . .
A waitress at the Pine ‘n’ Dine restaurant, freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally gets her big chance to work full-time for the Gazette. But proving herself to her handsome boss won’t be easy. He turns down all her holiday-themed stories and, in fact, doesn’t seem to like Christmas at all. Yet the closer Chloe works with Bret, the more she realizes that his tough exterior conceals a hidden hurt . . . and a heart she wants to fill with glad tidings of great joy—for many seasons to come . . .
“Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale. I smiled the entire time I was reading it!” —Shirlee McCoy on We Need a Little Christmas
“Donovan deftly channels some of the breezy charm and dry wit of His Girl Friday in her latest Evergreen Lane romance.”– Booklist
“Some heartwarming moments of small-town life…This gentle courtship will comfort readers.” - Publishers Weekly
“Donovan’s latest installment of the Evergreen Lane series will jingle all the bells for fans of sweet small-town Christmas romance. People may think they know everything about each other in a small community, but the role a character wears for the neighbors many not reflect their most authentic self – and sometimes it becomes a trap. While Bret challenges Chloe professionally, she challenges him emotionally, and they both grow as a result, adding fuel to the flames of romantic attraction. A perfect holiday heartwarmer.”- RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars