Christmas Sanctuary

Christmas Sanctuary

by James Patterson, Lauren Hawkeye

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Emma Kelly needs a Christmas miracle. Nick Shepherd loves his life in Salt Spring Island, where he sculpts in a studio with the grizzled and talented artist Mike Nagorski. Mike's estranged daughter, Emma Kelly, arrives in their quiet haven, and though Nick is immediately drawn to her, he tries to resist his feelings. There may be Christmas magic in the air, but Nick knows it can't last forever...
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316473583
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Series: BookShots Flames
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 77,843
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lauren Hawkeye published her first story in 2007 and has since written over thirty short stories, novellas, and novellas with Harlequin Enterprises (Spice and Nocturne), New American Library (as Lauren Jameson), Avon Harper Collins, and Entangled Publishing, and has also built a strong self-publishing career. Her work has been mentioned in Time magazine.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Christmas Sanctuary 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nor exsctly hard to know the plot and ending Still ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick and easy to read. Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was like reading a modern Harlequin romance. I will be looking to read more of this authors books in the future.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
A short, sweet novella, as most Bookshots are, with a cute intro by James Patterson, whose warmth shines despite his cynicism ( have you ever READ an Alex Cross novel ;) ). This book has a twist- apply for a marriage license, and find out you aren’t who you think you are, and everyone seemed to know but you?! Call off the wedding and RUN. Emma heads north to Canada to try to find her father, and nobody can believe what happens next. I was given an early copy of this book but in no way did this influence how I feel about it. Maybe they should have called this a stocking stuffer instead of a Bookshot. 4/5
Ulla Bisgaard More than 1 year ago
Christmas sanctuary by Laurel Hawkeye I am giving this book four start. It’s a very sweet Christmas Romance, full of pictures of how I imagine a small time Village in northern Canada would look. It’s also lots of fun to read and had me laughing so many times. Nick and Emma’s Love story are sweet and I really loved getting to know the characters.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
I can’t imagine waking up one day to realize that your mother has been (let’s call it) withholding information about your father from you for your entire life. Add to that, your fiancé knows all about your roots as well! And you are living in the dark. I think I’d be royally ticked… Not giving a lot of details so as not to spoil the story, Emma Kelly takes off to meet her father. Funny side to this trek is that Emma is from the south and her father is living in Canada! As someone who has lived in the south and its warmer weather, I can tell you she is almost a fish out of water. But she’s strong and makes her own way. She meets her father’s work mate, Nick Shepherd, and they have an explosive story to read. Throw in some Christmas cheer, lots of tension between these two, a clueless father, and you get a wonderful story written in true Lauren Hawkeye style!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I saw winter wonderland-esque cover for Lauren Hawkeye's Christmas Sanctuary, I knew I had to have it! Holiday romances are my addiction this year. The result? Short and sweet, Lauren Hawkeye's Christmas Sanctuary shows that christmas miracles can be possible. Christmas Sanctuary introduces the alternating POVs of Nick Shepard and Emma Kelly. Emma's life hasn't been going well lately. Her mother won't listen to her and her fiancé feels like more of a friend than a lover. She finally hits her breaking point, however, when she finds out that her mother and fiancé have been lying to her. Cutting off ties with her mother and fiancé, she flees to Canada in search of the father she never knew she had. What she finds, though, is something she didn't anticipate: a young sculpture named Nick who infuriates yet excites her.... The aspect I loved the most about Christmas Sanctuary was the setting. I always enjoy reading about snowy, Thomas Kinkade like settings, and that's exactly what I got here. It was especially hilarious to see Emma - a southern girl - adjust to the cold weather albeit a few slightly embarrassing hiccups. The scenes involving her storming off into the snow wearing her high heeled boots were some of the best. I liked the characters in Christmas Sanctuary. My heart broke for Emma. It's bad enough to find out one of your loved ones has been lying to you but to find out it's TWO loved ones...well, that's just a disaster. It was fun to see Emma find her groove again in Christmas Sanctuary. Better yet, I loved how a feisty side in her began to appear. At first, she was quiet, unwilling to speak up when she disagreed; however, as the book continued, she began to speak her mind, no matter the situation. Nick, on the other hand, was gruff and standoffish, yet there was something I still found appealing about him. I didn't like how he was with Emma at first, but as the book continued, he started to redeem himself. My only problem here involved development. Given the novella's short length, I didn't find the plot lines to be incredibly well developed, especially those involving Emma's family. I wish more of the storyline had been dedicated to Emma's father. The handling of it was very quick and to the point - overshadowed by Emma's developing romance with Nick. Overall, if you love holiday romances with sweet endings, Christmas Sanctuary is for you! It wasn't my favorite holiday read of the year, but it was still a good weekend read. Grade: B