Friday, February 24, 2017

A Splash of Christmas by Mary Manners

When Faith O' Fallon's best friend ropes her into attending a popular reality show audition, the last thing she expects to find at the studio is the love of her life. Ben Ward resents his family for coercing him into holding auditions to snag a date for the holiday episode of their reality show, Poolside Oasis. But when a studio mishap accidentally matches him with the lovely, rambunctious Faith O'Fallon, he finds that sometimes family knows best. This holiday season is filled with the perfect blend of heartwarming surprises splashed with a dose of sweet romance.


Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

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My Review

I love Christmas stories! A Splash of Christmas  a cute story of two friends  going to a tryout for a part in a reality show.   Faith is only going  for support for Avery.  Forgetting she promised to go with her  she has so much to do to get ready for the Christmas Eve party for the kids at the Mountain Light's Children's Home. How is she going to come up with that kind of money. Food gifts for the kids. They are all ready so far behind with the creep Mr. Ward not showing up last time.  Avery gets her to go and waiting for her chance to audition Faith is grabbed by some guy and he lays a big kiss on her. Wow! Mad as a hornet she is hitting at him. How dare you! (although it was very nice). This Christmas is filled with a lot of surprises and romance. Great book! So sweet. Very well written by Mary Manners. 

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