Talk Santa to Me (Paperback)
Hold on to your eggnog for the funniest, zaniest and “rom-com”ingly sweet tale of teen Francie, whose family owns/runs/lives in Hollydale Holiday Shop. Just reading the hysterical holiday outfit reviews that poor Francie has to endure and write about are enough to bring tears to your eyes with laughter. Urban hits the holiday hijinks to a Tee!
(Young Adult Romance, ages 13+)
— From Staff Picks by Maureen
Francie was born in a stable. Really. Granted, it was the deluxe model with the light-up star on the roof, one of the many Christmas items for sale at her family’s Hollydale Holiday Shop. Their holiday gift empire also includes the Santa School, which was founded by Francie’s beloved grandpa, who recently passed away.
Francie’s always loved working in the shop, but lately Aunt Carole has been changing everything with her ideas for too-slick, Hollywood-inspired Santas and horrible holiday-themed employee uniforms. Aunt Carole’s vision will ruin all the charm and nostalgia Francie loves about her family’s business…unless she does something about it.
But this winter is about more than preserving the magic of Christmas. Francie is saving up for a car and angling to kiss the cute boy who works at the tree lot next door—hopefully it will be good enough to wipe her fiasco of a first kiss from her memory.
As the weather outside gets more and more frightful, can Francie pull off the holiday of her dreams?