Miss Kane’s Christmas
Christmas Central, Book #1
By Caroline Mickelson
Author’s Website: www(.)carolinemickelson(.)com
With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.
Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?
I found this short novella on the Kindle Store for free and thought that I would give this author a read as I enjoy discovering “new to me authors.”
We begin with daddy (aka Santa) sending Carol Claus (manager of the elves) away from the North Pole to Indian Village to help the father of a young family get his ‘happiness’ back as a result of a letter sent by Hillary to Santa asking:
“……..Santa, can you please bring my Daddy some happiness? I know the elves can’t wrap it, and it’s nothing you can bring down the chimney but he needs help. I don’t know who else to ask. I know you’ll think of something Santa.
P.S. Patrick likes to play with cars and my favorite color is pink.”
With this little tidbit, how could one not get drawn into this novella? It has all the requisite components as far as I am concerned – the sweetness and cuteness factors along with the holiday theme.
Ben is currently writing a book Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Child about Santa is a Bad Idea. Carol must turn Ben around, otherwise this could spell disaster for Santa and his future if this book ever gets published!
I loved how Carol slowly and methodically broke through Ben’s wall. She made the perfect nanny. Given it is a novella, I won’t write more….only to tell you that it was a lovely, quick, feel good, wee bit romantic, belly laughing (at times) story worth the time it took to read! I will certainly pick up more by this author.