It's my absolute pleasure to welcome Santa Claus to N. N. Light's Book Heaven. Joining up with the Dickens ladies, we convinced him to sit down for a spot of hot cocoa and a chat. So, without further ado, here's Santa:
My given name is Kris Kringle, although most of you know me better as Santa Claus. While I travel the globe giving away toys, I have a special affinity for the beautiful New England town of Dickens. There’s something extra special about the tight-knit community that opens its doors and hearts to everyone, especially during the holiday season.
The children of Dickens are a delight. There’s a precocious five-year old Millie, three-and-half year old twins Robbie and Will, six-year-old Aimee Hall who’s wishing for her deployed father to come for the holidays, and ten-year-old Hailey Murphy desperately searching for her lost cat. Then, of course, the five Henry cousins, all boys ranging in age from six to sixteen. They’re a handful to be sure but, like all the children of Dickens, a true joy!
What is your greatest fear?
Having sleigh trouble, or heaven forbid, an ill reindeer. I count on everything being in optimal condition in order to keep to my demanding schedule.
What is your current state of mind?
Jolly of course! Mrs. Claus has kept me full of delicious cocoa and cookies. Thank goodness she found the “It’s a Dickens of Cookie!” free recipe book. I’m always happy to try new type of cookies!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Ho, Ho, Ho!
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Mrs. Claus, of course. True love is often hard to come by but I was fortunate and found my soulmate. That’s another wonderful thing about the town of Dickens. It’s filled with enough timeless romance to suit everyone’s dream of the perfect relationship.
When and where were you happiest?
Christmas Eve ... year after year. There’s nothing like the excitement of a new adventure, a chance to visit the children I’ve come to know and love. After Christmas Eve, it would have to be Christmas morning at the North Pole. It’s the most relaxing day of the year.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Really? You try delivering a world-full of presents in under 24 hours.
What do you most value in your friends?
Compassion, honesty, and generosity of spirit. Without those things, you can’t have true love or friendship.
Thank you, Santa... errr... Kris for sitting down for this interview. I know how busy you are checking your list. Season's Greetings!
Title: Christmas Comes to Dickens
Authors: Nancy Fraser, Maddie James, Caroline Clemmons, Bonnie Edwards, Liz Flaherty, Kathryn Hills, Peggy Jaeger, Kathleen Lawless, Lucinda Race and Jan Scarbrough
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Books From a Romantic’s Heart Publishing
Welcome to Dickens—a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the town square, a snowman building competition, ice skating on Grosvenor’s Pond, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. You’re welcome to cut down your own Christmas tree at Gridley Meadows, or join in the caroling on the Common.
Dickens offers an abundance of heartfelt wishes, a few much needed miracles, and—quite possibly—a touch of magic! Families reunite, new friends are made, and old flames take a second chance at happiness. All while celebrating this most joyful time of the year.
These ten brand new novellas will fill your holiday stocking with ten brand new novellas ranging from sweet to sassy and everything in between.
While you’re shopping, don’t forget to grab our FREE “It’s a Dickens of a Cookie!” recipe book!
Millie’s Awesome Holiday Miracle by Top 100 Author Nancy Fraser ~ She’s an overworked single mom struggling to make ends meet. He’s the handsome CEO who’s come to Dickens to save—or close—the toy factory. Can one precocious little girl bring a couple of much-needed miracles to the people she cares about most?
Miracle At Holly Hill Inn by Top 100 Author Maddie James ~ Ariana is looking for the perfect Christmas village. Instead, she finds the town Scrooge. Will two days snowbound together at Holly Hill Inn bring them closer together, or send them each on their merry way?
Holiday Hearts by Top 100 Author Caroline Clemmons ~ Laura Jordan’s beauty and sense of humor are more apparent than her sharp mind, soft heart, and strict code of right and wrong. Ward Callahan has avoided romantic complications to throw himself into building his ad agency. Once he meets Laura, he falls hard but must convince her that dating her boss is not inappropriate. Can he convince her he doesn’t want her heart only for the holidays, but forever?
The Tinsel Tango by Best Selling Author Bonnie Edwards ~ Brenna needs some R&R over Christmas in Dickens. Tango lessons from mysterious Jett…Smith? may bring her everything her heart desires, but his secrets may kill the love they find.
Wisdom of the Heart by USA Today Best Selling Author Liz Flaherty ~ They were best friends who fell in love, but that was high school. Life and families and other loves had happened since that dear and distant time. They're friends again, comfortable with each other and having so much fun at Christmas time in Dickens. They're not still in love, but...wait...could it be happening again?
Operation Snowball by Best Selling Author Kathryn Hills ~ Returning to small town life is hard for Army veteran John Gridley. The last thing he expects to find is love with the beautiful widow, Heather Murphy. Can the perfect Christmas tree and a missing cat named Snowball bring them together despite meddling townsfolk?
Angel Kisses and Holiday Wishes by Best Selling Author Peggy Jaeger ~ When Sage left town 18 years ago, she left Keith's heart in tatters. Now she's back, and he's wondering if they can put the past behind them and rekindle the love they lost.
Holly’s Wish by Top 100 Author Kathleen Lawless ~ What if the girl who got away is actually standing right in front of you? Years earlier, Nico and Holly shared one magical Christmas Eve. She never stopped wishing he’d find where she left her number. When he does, is it too late?
Holiday Heart Wishes by Best Selling Author Lucinda Race ~ On her way into Dickens to visit family, Vera picks up Tony, a stranded motorist. Rather than part ways when they arrive, they discover their loved ones are intent on getting married. Can they slow down the older couple's rush to the altar? Or, will holiday heart wishes come true for everyone?
Santa’s Wish by Best Selling Author Jan Scarbrough ~ Will Christmas magic help them overcome Roz’s career ambitions and Cooper’s grief, and bring them together for a second chance at love?
Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub)
Anthology Universal Link: https://books2read.com/DickensChristmas
Cookie Book Universal Link: https://books2read.com/dickens-cookie
Authors of Dickens:
The authors of Christmas Comes to Dickens include USA Today Best Sellers, Amazon Top 100, and award-winning authors. Combined, they’ve published close to 400 books in the romance genre, writing everything from sweet to ultra-steamy, straight contemporary to western to futuristic, time travel, and fantasy. Now, they’re all together in one set of picture-perfect holiday romances!
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