It’s surprising how one little boy, and a holiday, can bring a family together.
Five-year-old Spike has a sure-fire cure for any illness: ice cream. He’s also picked out the cure for being fatherless: fun-loving pediatrician Chad Markham, who just moved in next door. But Spike’s Aunt Jill, who’s adopting her orphaned nephew, sees heartbreak ahead.
Unable to bear children after a disastrous pregnancy that destroyed her first marriage, Jill can’t help liking the handsome doctor. But she’ll never be able to give him kids of his own, and she’s also learned how easily good times can crash and burn, especially when the guy isn’t the settling-down type. The last thing her little boy needs is another loss in his life.
The approach of Christmas brings other challenges, too. At Jill’s job as assistant marketing director for a mall, she’s juggling too many Santas. At home, she’s coping with a pair of yard-destroying dogs that Chad is housing for a friend. Then another relative, on learning that Spike has a large inheritance, decides to make a self-serving bid for parenthood.
With troubles floating down like snowflakes, Jill needs a real-life Santa Claus. If only Daddy, M.D., proves up to the task!
Written by the award-winning author of the Safe Harbor Medical series.
“I found this book a delightfully good read. It is a heartwarming story with lots of good humor.” —Susan Wray, Romance Reviews