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A Christmas Star

A Standalone Novel: Seashell Cottage Books

About the Book

A boy, a dog, an elderly woman in trouble, and a heartbroken young woman produce the best Christmas ever!

Two years ago, Noelle North’s then-fiancé left her waiting at the church on Christmas—her wedding day and birthday. Now, she knows she cannot endure another holiday season at home in Boston.

At the urging of four women at the assisted-living community where she serves as health director, Noelle decides to rent Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida for the holidays. She meets Silas Bellingham, the cutest seven-year-old boy she’s ever seen, and his great-grandmother, Althea.

Noelle discovers Althea’s caretaker has been abusing her and goes into action, ending up with the temporary care of both Althea and Silas. Becoming part of the Bellingham household has an entirely different series of challenges when it comes to Althea’s grandsons, Jake and Brett, who are having problems of their own with hotels to run and their parents missing in a plane crash. But after sparring with her, Silas’ father, Jake, realizes Noelle might be just what he and his family need, and when she finds the perfect Christmas star for Silas, the Christmas becomes the one they’ve all wanted.

This book is a standalone novel set at the Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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Narrator: Angela Dawe
Format: Unabridged
Runtime: 5h 24m


“Love, laughter, sadness, great food, and hope for the future, all in one book. It doesn’t get any better than this stunning read.”

– A Reader

“A Christmas Star is a heartwarming Christmas story featuring endearing characters. So many Christmas books are set in snowbound places…it was a nice change to read a Christmas story that takes place on a warm sandy beach!”

– Susan Peterson

The Details

Published: September 3, 2022
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing
Formats: EbookPaperbackHardcoverLarge PrintAudiobook
ISBN-10: 1954325819ISBN-13: 978-0999244845ASIN: B07HXQ14G4
Genres & Tropes
Women's Fiction, Holiday Romance, Clean Romance, Wholesome Romance, Beach Read, Family, Humor, Happy Ending, Gulf Coast, Florida