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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library MON (Text) 33500013468996 New Checked out 11/03/2021
Twin Valley LINK Site MON (Text) 33500013469002 New Checked out 10/28/2021
Red Lake Falls Public Library MON (Text) 35500006511628 New Checked out 11/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496730633
  • ISBN: 1496730631
  • Physical Description: 208 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2021.

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General Note:
Includes "Discussion Questions" (p. [207]-208).
Summary, etc.:
"Free-spirited, living on the fly, Vanessa Hayes is still always down for traditional family holiday fun--until now. She's making her oft-delayed wish finally come true: Christmas in Paris, the glittering City of Lights when her passport gets delayed, it's too late for Vanessa to rebook. Now it looks like the Yuletide she longs for won't happen. Until a stranger suddenly enters her life, and changes it forever ... Overwhelmed by responsibility, Judith Guthrie is too busy worrying about her seriously ill brother to have time to celebrate. She's taken a leave from her teaching job to care for him as he's on the waiting list for a life-giving transplant. A trip to France is a kind of happiness she can't imagine. But when she accidentally receives Vanessa's passport, Judith can't resist delivering it in person so Vanessa will at least have her holiday dream. She can't anticipate that her small gesture will result in a series of big choices, big miracles, and lifelong rewards that all will be thankful for over many Christmases to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Vanessa Hayes has dreamed of spending Christmas in Paris for as long as she can remember. When her lost passport spoils her holiday plans for a trip to France, she never expects it to eventually arrive at her doorstep. Or that she would become so involved with the woman who returned her passport and the woman's terminally ill brother, Ronald. When her new friend reveals that Ronald's last chance is an organ donation, Vanessa must decide whether to offer herself as a prospective donor, knowing that her independence and dreams for the future will change forever. Monroe's newest holiday romance is a charming read; its conversational narrative style will have readers feeling as though they're enjoying the story as told by a friend over a cup of coffee. Monroe affectingly captures the precarious waiting game and painstaking process of transplant medicine, albeit with creative liberties regarding patient and provider confidentiality. Her keen sense of the emotional toll on those directly involved in organ donation, as well as their family and friends, brings substantial realism to the tale and balances well with its heartwarming conclusion. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Vanessa Hayes has dreamed of spending Christmas in Paris for as long as she can remember. When her lost passport spoils her holiday plans for a trip to France, she never expects it to eventually arrive at her doorstep. Or that she would become so involved with the woman who returned her passport and the woman's terminally ill brother, Ronald. When her new friend reveals that Ronald's last chance is an organ donation, Vanessa must decide whether to offer herself as a prospective donor, knowing that her independence and dreams for the future will change forever. Monroe's newest holiday romance is a charming read; its conversational narrative style will have readers feeling as though they're enjoying the story as told by a friend over a cup of coffee. Monroe affectingly captures the precarious waiting game and painstaking process of transplant medicine, albeit with creative liberties regarding patient and provider confidentiality. Her keen sense of the emotional toll on those directly involved in organ donation, as well as their family and friends, brings substantial realism to the tale and balances well with its heartwarming conclusion. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Single women > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Women caregivers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Organ donors > Fiction.
African American families > Fiction.
Christmas stories.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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