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Santa's Secret (Santa's Crew #3) (Hardcover)

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Friends since high school, four 30-something women reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime Italian adventure filled with tons of laughter, mischief, great food, and even a little romance in this humorous, heartwarming celebration of friendship and fun from #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels.

Christmas is filled with beloved and long-kept traditions, but sometimes, there’s nothing better than creating brand-new ones. That’s why Francesca and her high school friends Amy, Rachael, and Nina are traveling to Italy to spend the holidays with Frankie’s boyfriend, Giovanni, and his family. 

Giovanni and his brother, Marco, run a small Italian restaurant in Manhattan, where cherished family recipes delight tourists and locals alike. But there’s one recipe that eludes the brothers. Their mama refuses to divulge the special ingredient in her coveted panettone, claiming it is “Santa’s secret.”  

While Frankie joins Giovanni and Marco in the kitchen, hoping to uncover the mystery of Mrs. Lombardi’s mouthwatering panettone, Amy, Nina, and Rachael are on their own quests. Amy wants to see the statue of David in Florence, Nina needs career inspiration, and Rachael longs to meet some eligible Italian men. 

Can one trip provide the answers everyone seeks? With a stunning Italian backdrop and a sprinkling of holiday magic in the mix, there may be all kinds of sweet surprises in store…

About the Author

Fern Michaels is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Lost and Found, Men of the Sisterhood, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages and sold over 150 million copies in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her fur family of dogs and cats, as well as a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her website at

Praise For…

Praise for Fern’s Christmas Novels:
“Full of laughter, delight, and a dash of holiday fun.” —Woman’s World on Santa Cruise
“This swoon-worthy collection of novellas hits the holiday sweet spot…Readers will gladly steal a few moments from gift-wrapping to savor these holiday treats.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for Making Spirits Bright
“Heartwarming holiday romance.” —InTouch, Grade A for Holly and Ivy
“Best-selling Michaels’ bittersweet Christmas story offers the promise of a better tomorrow.” —Booklist on Holly and Ivy
“A diverse set of holiday romance novellas…super comforting and festive like a cup of warm cider…The geography and characters of the whole collection were very diverse, ranging from Seattle to Puerto Rico.” —Tulsa Book Review on A Season to Celebrate
“Does your definition of "holiday cheer" mean binge-watching Hallmark holiday movies right after Halloween? Then you're in for a special treat, because Fern Michaels is back with another heartwarming holiday novel perfect for Hallmark movie fans and holiday fanatics…The best holiday stories blend humor with an emotional, poignant message: whether it's reconnecting with family, second chances, giving back to the community, or discovering your true purpose in life. The Spirit of the Season has all of the above and more.” —Bookbub on Spirit of the Season
“This collection of heartwarming Christmas stories [and] perfect mix of plots and was just what I needed to be more excited about the holidays.” —FIRST for Woman on A Winter Wonderland

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496746825
ISBN-10: 1496746821
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Santa's Crew