“I love this book — funny, perfect and wonderfully good. A not-to-be-missed delight.” — New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery. With echoes of classic Hollywood love stories like Serendipity and An Affair to Remember, Viola Shipman’s latest winter charmer following the USA TODAY bestseller The Secret of Snow is sure to tug on heartstrings and delight readers who love books about books, missed connections and the magic of Christmas. Despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her fourteenth Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner in a tight-knit Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down forty — the same age as her mother when she died —and she can’t help but see everything she hasn’t achieved, including finding a love match of her own.
Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (November 15, 2022); Pages: 416 pages; ISBN-10: 1525804847; ISBN-13: 978-1525804847
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Author’s biography: Wade Rouse is a popular award-winning memoirist and internationally bestselling author of twelve books, which have been translated into twenty languages and selected as Today show Must-Reads, Indie Next Picks and Michigan Notable Books. Rouse writes fiction under his grandma’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms inspire his writing. He lives in Michigan and California, and hosts Wine & Words with Wade, A Literary Happy Hour, every Thursday.