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A Wish for Winter

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A Wish for Winter

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 14th 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 40 --- 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. To add to the pressure, everyone in her small town believes it’s Susan’s destiny to meet and marry a man dressed as Santa, just like her mother and grandmother before her. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

What follows is Susan and her friends’ hilarious and heartwarming search for the mystery Santa --- covering 12 months of social media snafus, authors behaving badly and dating fails --- as well as a poignant look at family, friendship, and what defines a well-lived and well-loved life.

A Wish for Winter
by Viola Shipman

  • Publication Date: November 15, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Graydon House
  • ISBN-10: 1525804847
  • ISBN-13: 9781525804847