By Sheila Roberts
(Harlequin MIRA, Paperback, 9780778313922, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter Danielle's weddinguntil Dani announced that she wants her father, Cass's ex, to walk her down the aisle. Seriously? Even worse, it appears that he, his trophy wife and their yappy little dog will be staying with Cass .
Her friend Charlene Albach arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She's just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant, Zelda's. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!
And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren't easy for Ella O'Brien, either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Isn't it?
But watch as Christmas brings all kinds of surprises .
Merry Ex-mas, ladies!
Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have appeared in Readers Digest Condensed Books and have been published in several languages. Her book Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009 and her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network. You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com).
"Renowned for her stocking-stuffer tales."
"This amusing holiday tale about love lost and found again is heartwarming. Quirky characters, snappy dialogue and sexy chemistry all combine to keep you laughing, as well as shedding a few tears, as you turn the pages." --RT Book Reviews on Merry Ex-Mas
"Roberts' charming holiday-themed contemporary story set in the Seattle area offers hope, comfort, and a second chance for those who believe, and a nudge to change the minds of those who don't."-Booklist on The Snow Globe
"This lighthearted and charming read will appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah's magical, light romances and readers who enjoyed Roberts's previous holiday offerings." -Library Journal on The Snow Globe (Starred Review)
"Witty characterizations, slapstick mishaps, and plenty of holiday cheer." -Publishers Weekly on The Nine Lives of Christmas
"Roberts's well-intentioned story serves as a light, pleasant reminder about the importance of balancing family, friends, love, and career." -Publishers Weekly on The Snow Globe
"Another warm holiday yarn from the author of The Snow Globe."
-Library Journal on The Nine Lives of Christmas
"Witty characterizations, slapstick mishaps, and plenty of holiday cheer."
-Publishers Weekly on The Nine Lives of Christmas
"If you love Christmas, cats and happy endings, Sheila Roberts' The Nine Lives of Christmas is the ticket to great holiday reading pleasure!"