The Santa Suit Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on September 28, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction / Holidays, Fiction / Women
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From Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit.
When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love—but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it.
At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit—beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?
Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love.
A welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved and a second chance at love sums up The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews in a neat shiny red Christmas bow. It’s October, but it is never too early or late for a sweet cozy story when the wind is howling outside. The Santa suit is short, but it does hold back on the delightful mystery and romance to be found as you read this lovely story. I quickly placed myself in this charming old farmhouse bursting to be brought back to life. Ivy makes friends with the delightful townspeople and the mystery she is determined to solve from an old letter in a Santa suit. I was a bit teary-eyed by the end, and I was delighted that I read the Santa Suit.