A Little Christmas Spirit – Published 2021
“Single mom Lexie Bell hopes to make this first Christmas in their new home special for her six-year-old son, Brock. Festive lights and homemade fudge, check. Friendly neighbors? Uh, no. The reclusive widower next door is more grinchy than nice. But maybe he just needs a reminder of what matters most. At least sharing some holiday cheer with him will distract her from her own lack of romance…
Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife and he sees no point in looking for it. Until she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. He can start by being a little more neighborly to the single mom next door. In spite of his protests, he’s soon making snowmen and decorating Christmas trees. How will it all end?
Merrily, of course. A certain Christmas ghost is going to make sure of that!” – Goodreads
Thank you to UpLit Reads and Sheila Roberts for the gifted copy of this absolute gem! A huge thank you, too, to HarperAudio for the gifted ALC!
If you love holiday reads like me, and you love a small town feel, you’ll love this one. What I actually liked most about this book is that it wasn’t all about finding romantic love. This is a story about friendship, grief, loss, being a single parent, loneliness, and more. And there’s a ghost.
I thought this book was a quick read, I thought it was amusing, and I absolutely adored Stanley Mann! When I posted a picture of this book on my stories, Sheila Roberts responded and said she was thrilled to have others read it because she is so in love with it and with its characters. Same, Sheila, same. A treasure!