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A season for miracles
Pappano, Marilyn.
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New York, NY : Warner Books, 1997.
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405 pages ; 18 cm
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A suspenseful romantic tale...with a heavenly touch

Emilie Dalton, fleeing Boston with her nieces and nephew, takes refuge from a bitter snowstorm in an old Victorian house. When the neighbors welcome her, assuming she is the mysterious owner, she goes along with the charade...and melts everyone's hearts, including the handsome police officer, Nathan Bishop. Yet dangerous secrets from her past return to threaten her new life -- and her love for Nathan -- until a little angel intervenes.

"Heartwarming. This story will make the most cynical believe in miracles". -- Dorothy Garlock

"Superb storytelling....A gut-wrenching and emotionally complex thriller that showcases her unique talents". -- Romantic Times on Suspicion

Author Notes

Romance author Marilyn Pappano has written about forty books and has received numerous awards including the Maggie Award, Romantic Times magazine's Career Achievement Award, and mulitiple Reviewer's Choice Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The opening scene of Pappano's heartwarming holiday tale finds Emilie Dalton broke, homeless and fleeing from the child-protection service with her drug-addicted sister's three children. Exhausted and hungry, Emilie stops in a charming small town named Bethlehem, where, guided by the hands of "angels," she takes up temporary residence in a lovely but deserted house on a perfect street where all the neighbors are friendly and the local police officer, Nathan Bishop, restores her faith in the male gender. Emilie allows the town to believe she's the long-lost niece of the house's owner, then takes a job, hoping to stay long enough to give nine-year-old Alanna, six-year-old Josie and three-year-old Brendan the first real Christmas they've ever had. But what will happen when the authorities catch up with her, and Nathan and the gentle townsfolk learn she's not who they think she is? While Alanna's court testimony on the final pages seems too adult and sophisticated for a child, the poignant ending leaves readers uplifted and with a warm, fuzzy It's-a-Wonderful-Life feeling. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved