A Merry Little Christmas by Anita Higman

Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds. Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who’s preparing to spend the holidays alone…again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny’s farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she’s more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city.
As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it. Will the holidays bring their most impossible dreams within reach?

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Summerside (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609366883
ISBN-13: 978-1609366889

My thoughts:

Franny was a lone and the farm was trying to survive. She wanted to move to the big city and was shocked when there was a buyer for the farm. He paid more than she was asking. Charlie shows up while Franny is taking care of the pigs. One thing leads to another and he has her stay for a bit to help out around the farm and have her show him the ropes.

After a time in the city Charlie comes to get Franny and as she made a nice friend with a woman who is of different color. Charlie was open-minded and enjoyed meeting the nice woman. As Charlie and Franny work back on the farm things start to get a bit cozy for them both when her friend shows up at their door step as she had no where else to go.

The both took her in as a cook and things were going nicely. That is until Franny released just how her old friend from her younger years died and was worried about her new friend.

A lovely story about friendship and love. I did not want the story to end.

About the author:

Anita Higman is the award-winning author of more than thirty books, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and plays. Her previous Christmas book, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe, hit both the Nielsen and CBA bestseller lists. Anita lives with her husband in the Houston area, and they have two grown children.

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