A Festive and Fun Holiday Story
by Fern Michaels
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2021
Kensington Books, Kensington
At Ridgewood High, Amy, Frankie, Rachael, and Nina formed a deep bond. Now, fifteen years after leaving school behind, they’re back for a reunion, laughing, reminiscing, and chatting how much has changed—and how much hasn’t. Nina, once the star of every school play, moved to Hollywood and landed a recurring role on a sitcom. Amy, fondly known as “the brains of the operation,” is now a Silicon Valley bioengineer. Outgoing and compassionate, Frankie works for a New York publishing house. Rachael, always the most boy-crazy of the crew, married—mostly to please her parents—but is now divorced. All four are strong, successful, and somehow, still looking for the right partner. But Frankie has an idea to help solve that: a singles cruise for the holidays.
In late December, Amy, Rachael, Frankie, and Nina gather in Miami, ready to board their state-of-the-art cruise ship. The entertainment options are endless, the food is to die for, and the passenger list includes hundreds of eligible men. The highlight of the week will be a magnificent New Year’s Eve celebration with multiple theme parties, dancing, and fireworks. The ladies are happy to give Cupid a helping hand here and there—hanging mistletoe in elevators and cheering each other on through speed-dating events and shore excursions. Holidays—like the path of love itself—don’t always go exactly as planned, but over the course of one festive, unforgettable week, all four will set sail on surprising new adventures.
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Average rating from 48 members
Pack your bags and set sail for a Single's Santa Cruise. Lifelong friends Amy, Frankie, Nina and Rachael reconnect during a class reunion. Their lives went in different directions but they are reexamining those decisions. Navigating new futures, they leave their worries at the shore. Their itineraries were to find love connections but realize that loving themselves is the real destination. Thank you to #NetGalley and Kensington Books for the early edition of #SantaCruise in exchange for an honest review. Escape reads provide a passport beyond the pandemic's walls. Travel within the pages to discover new countries and cultures. Fern Michaels' Santa Cruise is just the ticket for adventure and laughter this season.
Fern Michaels is one of those authors that you know you are going to enjoy her books. Even if she's writing the Godmother series or just off on a tangent with a different story about brand new characters, it's guaranteed to be enjoyable. So when I read Santa, Cruise I felt a little disappointed. The story seemed really predictable and the characters weren't very memorable. Everybody dressed in great outfits, the food was fantastic and nothing bad ever happened. Everyone had a happy ending. But then about halfway through the book I realized something. Reading Santa, Cruise is like therapy. Every now and then the story doesn't have to be dramatic or scary or sad. Every now and then it's nice to think that good things do happen. It's nice to think that we can have lifelong friendships and great adventures together. And it's really nice to think that everyone can have a happy ending. So, if you need a little bit of therapy because of the madness of our world these days, I highly recommend Santa, Cruise. It is a Christmas book but you are on a tropical cruise so you get the most of both worlds. I voluntarily received a copy of this book from net galley.