Friday, December 4, 2015

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA? Review & Giveaway with Sierra Donovan

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Evergreen Lane #1
Sierra Donovan
Released Sept 29th, 2015
Kensington: Zebra

Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe…

What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?

Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but…meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…

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This was a cute Christmas story about a girl who saw Santa when she was 8. Now as an adult she still believes. Since she lives in a small town everyone knows her and her story. It isn't easy to find a date. When Mandy meets Jake who is there on business she doesn't want to tell him about her seeing Santa.

These two were a cute couple and I love how their relationship progressed as a reasonable pace. Although I thought their engagement was a little fast but it worked. 

The author did a wonderful job at describing the scenery and the characters. She actually made me want to visit this town and meet these people. 

I didn't really like the ending. So Jake sees Santa and then the book is over. I was just expecting more like him telling Mandy that he saw Santa as well and he actually believes her. I wish it just ended differently or the story had more. 

Overall it was a cute romantic read that got me in the mood for Christmas time.

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Sierra Donovan is a wife, a mother of two and a writer, though not always in that order. Her greatest joy is helping people find true love on the printed page. She is a firm believer in Christmas, classic movies, happy endings and the healing power of chocolate. Sierra’s first novel, Love On The Air, was a Holt Medallion finalist. Her 2014 Kensington debut, No Christmas Like The Present, won the Golden Quill Award for Sweet Traditional Romance. Her 2015 novel, Do You Believe In Santa? marks the beginning of Sierra's new Evergreen Lane series. You can email Sierra at, or visit her website at

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours