Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
This week, bestselling author Susan Mallery asked readers which of her books they would recommend as a gift for book lovers this holiday season, and the resounding winner was Christmas on 4th Street, Mallery’s latest Fool’s Gold romance novel. Christmas on 4th Street, available in gift-sized hardcover, ebook, and audiobook, is a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and a “Best Book of the Month” from Amazon.
Why do readers think Christmas on 4th Street is the best gift for book lovers?
1. Books are easy to wrap.
Reader Lana C of Aspen, Colorado says, “I loved the smaller hardback that Christmas on 4th Street was published on. It was perfect size to carry and read.”
“It’s the perfect stocking stuffer,” adds Dee M of Kansas City, Missouri. "Christmas on 4th Street is a great way to introduce friends and family to the Fool’s Gold series.”
2. To share the Christmas spirit.
Brenda R of Tulsa, Oklahoma says, “This story touches your heart, making you care, laugh and cry—plus it help you remember that even when you don't have the perfect family situation, Christmas is a time for forgiveness, healing, and hope for your ‘happy ever after.’ It's the perfect way to share the Christmas Spirit with those you love.”
“I think Christmas on 4th Street makes an ideal Christmas present for anyone who believes in second chances, romance, and the hope that surrounds the season,” says Jamie H of Pooler, Georgia. “This book centers around a woman who has suffered health issues and lost out on love. It shows that second chances happen, all in their good time. I loved the holiday season traditions of Fool's Gold and its occupants.”
Linda S of Collinsville, Connecticut adds, “It’s always Christmas when you read stories like this, even if it is hot outside, Susan Mallery knows how to write warm and fuzzy!”
3. Because it celebrates family and community.
Christmas on 4th Street is set in fictional Fool’s Gold, California, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Mallery’s readers cited the holiday traditions of this small town as one of the main reasons they recommend the book for gift lists.
“Christmas on 4th Street is a warm, endearing story that brings home the true meaning of Christmas: family. This book would be a great gift for anyone who loves Christmas, anyone who loves family, or basically just anyone,” says Charity G of Medina, New York.
Shannon H of Pickerington, Ohio says, “Susan Mallery's Christmas on 4th Street puts you in the right mood for the holiday season to give to every book lover on your list. It's funny, heartwarming and a reminder to be thankful for our family regardless how unusual they may be.”
JoAnne W of Trumbull, Connecticut calls Christmas on 4th Street “a warm and heartfelt story that brings families and townspeople together to share in the traditions of the town.”
Perrin L of Morgan Hill, California says readers will “learn about family, acceptance, forgiveness, and love from two people who never thought they'd find that special person who completes them.”
Lesley L of Mechanicsville, Virginia: “Beautiful and poignant story of two people looking for family and belonging and finding it where they least expected.”
Shari B of Derby, Kansas thinks the military connection in the book make it even more meaningful. The hero, Gabriel Boylan, is an Army doctor on leave from the front lines. Shari says, “I think this book shows loyalty to family, friends and your country.”
4. Because Christmas should be about happy endings.
Charlotte S of San Antonio, Texas adds, “Send this as a holiday gift if you like watching people’s faces light up.”
“The book, which will make you laugh, cry, cheer and leave your heart happy,” says Michele R of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, “will also leave you wondering if you've ever read a book more perfect for the holiday season.”
Denise H of Bel Air, Maryland says the book “creates a future filled with the joy and cheer of the Christmas season.”
Adds Wendy K of Macclesfield, North Carolina, “I can see this being a treasured book that gets read every year.”
5. Because there’s a bonus gift – a first-of-its-kind scavenger hunt for readers written into the book.
“Love that there is a scavenger hunt in Christmas on 4th Street,” says Julie B Portsmouth, Rhode Island. “It's like getting another gift from the author.”
A free excerpt of Christmas on 4th Street can be found at http://www.SusanMallery.com. To quote Alisha W of Bentonville, Arkansas: “Christmas, Fool’s Gold, happily ever after. Need I say more?”
About Susan Mallery:
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at http://www.SusanMallery.com.