No ordinary Christmas

by Calhoune, Belle,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Romances PAPERBACK Calhoune
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Collection  Romances
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Romance PAPERBACK Calhoune
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Collection  First Floor - Romance
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Paperbacks CALHOUNE Belle
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Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/LO CALHOUNE
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Robinson Library Paperback PB FIC CALHOUNE
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Sewickley Public Library Romance F CAL ROM
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Collection  Romance
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Romance Fiction ROMANCE CALHOUNE Belle
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Collection  Romance Fiction
Mistletoe, Maine, is buzzing and not just because Christmas is around the corner! Dante West, local cutie-turned-Hollywood hunk, is returning home to make his next movie. Everyone in town is excited . . . except librarian Lucy Marshall. When Dante took off for LA without warning--or even a goodbye--he broke Lucy's heart. She swore not to spend one more minute thinking about her ex, but Dante makes an offer Lucy's struggling library can't refuse: a major donation to film on-site.

Dante is thrilled to help boost his hometown's economy and finally begin making amends to the people he hurt years ago when he left, starting with Lucy. But seeing his former best friend on set every day feels a lot less like closure and more like a fresh start. It's one thing for Dante to fall for Lucy all over again, quite another for a famous movie star and a small-town librarian to find lasting romance. Can the magic of the holiday season give Lucy and Dante's first love a second chance?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Veteran inspirational romance author Calhoune cranks up the Christmas charm in the enchanting launch of her Mistletoe, Maine series featuring a delightful cast of multicultural characters. Head Librarian Lucy Marshall loves her small town, especially during the holidays, but this could be the worst Christmas ever as everyone gathers to celebrate their returning hometown hero, action-flick superstar Dante West, aka "Lucy's ex." Dante broke Lucy's heart when he fled Mistletoe for L.A. almost a decade ago, and now he's back to film a movie, and he wants to make amends. But he has a tough hill to climb to earn his redemption and recapture Lucy's heart. The magic of the holidays is infused throughout this chaste second-chance romance with a tree-lighting ceremony, Dante filling in as Old Saint Nick, and endless mugs of hot peppermint cocoa. Fans of the Hallmark Channel's holiday movies will rejoice over this heartwarming tale."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Calhoune (Hiding in Alaska) serves up a charming Christmastime story of small-town society and second chances in her Mistletoe, Maine, series launch. Lobster-loving librarian Lucy Marshall is happy in her hometown--but when the town's famous son, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend, returns to film his latest movie, her equilibrium is knocked askew. Dante West has found international success as an action hero, but he's always felt guilty about how he left town--and who he left behind--eight and a half years earlier. He forges a tentative truce with Lucy by donating to the library and using it as a shooting location. Seeing each other every day on set, feelings reignite--until a misunderstanding lands Dante in the hot seat and threatens to derail their rekindled romance. Calhoune's pitch-perfect hero and heroine will have readers rooting for a happily-ever-after, and endearing secondary characters--especially Lucy's younger sister, Tess, and Dante's mother, Mimi--add appealing depth. Given Calhoune's storytelling skill and snappy dialogue, readers will be thrilled with the promise of visiting Mistletoe for many books to come. Agent: Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Series Calhoune, Belle. Mistletoe, Maine novel ; [book 1].
Subjects Actors -- Fiction.
Librarians -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
First loves -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Maine -- Fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :Forever,2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 318 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9781538735985
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