finished reading

There's a lot going on in this story: adventure, social commentary, family dynamics, poverty and excessive wealth, love, and second chances.  And Jim might just be my new literary crush.  I absolutely loved the details of the business Calling Mrs. Christmas! because it's a job I would love.  The main character, Cassie, is sort of shallow and that turns her head away from Jim, my literary crush.  I'm satisfied with the ending, though.  This book needs a sequel!

From the publisher:
Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When Carter asks Cassie to join them on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go. As much as tries, Cassie can't deny how drawn she is to Carter and everything he has to offer, but she still loves her warm-hearted Jim. Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.

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