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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Maureen Child

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Even a blistering heat wave can't dampen the year-round holiday spirit
of Christmas, California. This is exactly why Carol Foster chose to settle and
open her shop in the small coastal town. One night, while walking her dog, Carol realizes the baby Jesus in the town's manger scene has been replaced by a real, live newborn.

Ex-Los Angeles police detective Jack Reilly has reluctantly returned home to Christmas to fill in for the ailing local sheriff. A tragedy in his past has made it impossible for him to get past his grief. Discovering an abandoned baby is the last thing Jack expects. And since Carol
is reluctant to let the baby go, she becomes the child's foster parent.

Having to rent an apartment to the grinchy Jack was not in Carol's plans, but then neither was a baby. Suddenly Jack and Carol are thrown together in their concern over the baby's welfare. Can the spirit of Christmas heal their wounded souls?

The terrific Child introduces readersto wonderful some new characters and a very special town. Blending the power of love and forgiveness, Child will touch your heart with SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. (Jan., 352 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: January 2004

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