Thursday, 8 December 2011

Secret Santa - Kristine Cheney

Secret Santa - Kristine Cheney 

About the book:
Holly Gordon's estrangement from her family makes loneliness of the Christmas season hit close to home. Volunteering for the annual Ashton Falls Secret Santa Program is more than a comfort, it's a blessing. Just knowing she's able to help another hurting soul experience the joy of a heartfelt Christmas makes her own reality a tiny bit sweeter, that is, until Marcus Jenner ends up on her list. 

Marcus Jenner is more than a bronze, muscled looker. This Chickasaw loner isn't happy being placed on the town's Secret Santa list. Suffering from the blow of a devastating loss, he has chosen to withdraw from living almost completely. For the life of him, he can't figure why this pretty little blonde keeps bumping into him, calling him by name, and insisting on giving him presents. Unfortunately for Marcus, every time she does, a billowing cloud of havoc seems to ensue. Why can't this uninvited vixen leave him alone? 

They say time and fate have all of the answers. Holly, in all of her innocence, is drawn to Marcus like a moth to the flame. But Marcus has no intentions of submitting to the threat of his new found feelings. A painful exchange pushes their lives into a pendulum chaos. His demand for privacy is granted by Holly's hidden illness. Her sudden absence hits him hard, especially when the arrival of a stranger delivers the rest of his gifts. Right away, he knows somethings horribly wrong. 

Love and selfless giving can rouse a wounded, sleeping heart. But sometimes a Secret Santa gets a few unexpected gifts of her own.


This is a novella that is most definitely aimed at Christmas spirit. When Holly gets her secret Santa for the 12days of Christmas, she isn't to know that the man she is giving present to is going to change her life. Marcus her secret Santa has been suffering since the loss of his wife, and when Holly got caught delivering his present, he did not take it too well. As more and more presents get delivered they both realise that maybe fate has brought them together, but when Marcus gets the wrong idea about Holly he tell her to leave and never come back. Although he feels really bad he has no idea that her disappearance is also associated with her illness. In the end she gets a secret Santa present of her own, and its one that changes her life forever.
This is a really great read especially for Christmas, the characters are amazing and the emotion is high. This is an emotional, love inspiring and heart warming book, giving the reader all the comforting feelings that they need at this time of year, as well as also being inspiring and captivating even for a novella. If you are looking for a quick read this Christmas they go get this book and you wont regret it, i know i didn't it gave me that happy feeling of warmth and love that only a really good book can. 


  1. Thank you, sweetheart! I absolutely LOVE my review. Thank you, again, for reading my heartfelt Christmas story! You're an absolute gem. xoxoxo

    Kristine Cheney

  2. I keep trying to follow you, but Blogger is acting up. :(

  3. @ Kristine thanks so much and it shows me u r following, but not on gfc