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Once Upon A Thanksgiving Mass Market Paperback – October 14, 2008

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"If you're looking for a comfort book as the season gets busier and busier, you can't go wrong with Once Upon a Thanksgiving, Holly Jacobs' entry in the American Romance series by Harlequin. And, for those of us who are fans of Jacobs, it's wonderful to discover this is the first in her new holiday series." ~Lesa Holstine in USA Today


"Beyond delivering a compelling read, or the first in an inventive series about parenting, Holly Jacobs earns her kudos by seriously dealing with the difficulties of divorce on children and parents." ~ RT Bookclub

About the Author

Holly Jacobs' books have made Walden’s Bestseller List and won numerous awards such as the National Readers' Choice Award, the Holt Medallion Award and the Bookseller’s Best. In 2004 Holly won Romantic Times’s prestigious Career Achievement Award for Series Love and Laughter.  Holly is currently writing for Harlequin American Romance and Harlequin Superromance.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (October 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373752369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373752362
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,351,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Holly Jacobs leads a life full of romance and adventure. From skydiving to jet-setting around Europe, from snorkeling in coral reefs to writing while wearing beautiful silk peignoir sets and popping chocolate bonbons, Holly Jacobs leads a life that is the epitome of romance...

Well, my fictional life sounds more interesting, but not better than my real life. Really, I'm the happily married mother of four. I cook a lot, garden and weave baskets! I write for Montlake Romance and Harlequin. My books range from lighthearted comedies to more serious dramas and now even mysteries...but at heart, they're all stories of love.

You can visit me at
http://www.HollyJacobs.com.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HollyJacobsAuthorOfficial
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HollyJacobs1
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/hollyjacobs1/
GOOGLE+: https://www.google.com/+HollyJacobs1
TSU: https://www.tsu.co/HollyJacobs

I don't always set out to write a series of books, but seem to find myself gravitating to them. Because so many people have asked, I've posted lists of all my series in order at www.hollyjacobs.com/bookseries.html. I really try to make each story stand alone, but many of my readers enjoy reading the series in order. Hope this helps!

Thank you to everyone who's picked up a single book, or more of them. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so much support!

Holly

(PS I have had problems with books I didn't write being self-published here and listed 'by Holly Jacobs'. If you don't see this bio attached to a book it's not by me.)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Loralee Petersen VINE VOICE on October 25, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first discovered Holly Jacobs' books at the library where I work, through her Avalon romances. (Avalon is a publisher that markets almost solely to libraries.) I really enjoy the Harlequin American romance line, so I was excited to learn that they were releasing a trilogy of Holly Jacobs books, starting with Once Upon a Thanksgiving.

This book was warm, funny and sweet. The problems between Samantha and Harry were clearly defined at the beginning, but as their feelings for each other grew, they discovered they could overcome them all. The characters and their relationships were the heart of this story and there were no disappointments there. Once Upon a Thanksgiving was filled with the sort of friends and family you'd want to have for yourself - not perfect but totally lovable. If I had to choose a favorite, it might be Grunge the feral cat adopted by Samantha's family. He seemed ferocious to most other creatures, but Samantha's young daughter Stella paid no attention to that. She cuddled, loved and carried the poor cat everywhere, much to his dismay.

I can't wait to read the next two stories in this series and discover what's going on in the lives of Samantha's fellow PTA moms.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kelley Hartsell VINE VOICE on October 17, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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A CK2S Recommended Read!

Samantha Williams has enough going on in her life already between work and being a divorced parent to four children and a cat. The last thing she needs is to be volunteered for the PTA events committee. That's exactly what happens when she misses the first meeting of the school year, along with two other single moms, Carly and Michelle. Now she has to single handedly coordinate the Thanksgiving play at the school.

It's a wonder Samantha has time for anything else. Then she meets the new temporary principal, Harry Remington, an old friend from childhood. Samantha has no interest in building a relationship with a man who's only around for a few months, especially with her ex-husband finally ready to accept his own share of the responsibility for their children. Harry has just gotten out of a long-term relationship with a single mother, who broke his heart when she left with her son, leaving Harry bereft without Lucas to care for.

However, the more Samantha and Harry see of each other, the harder it becomes for them to be apart And Harry finds himself considering sticking around. Will all their dreams come true Once Upon a Thanksgiving?

I love Holly Jacobs's writing and I was thrilled to get the chance to read her first book for the American Romance line, Once Upon a Thanksgiving. This is the perfect home for her stories which are a pleasing blend of charm and humor surrounding everyday life. It doesn't get much more American than a PTA Mom trying to bring order out of chaos. I laughed out loud over the antics of Stella, Stan, Seton, and Shane and I felt their pain, especially Stan's, over the breakup of their parents' marriage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sdreprlcr on December 20, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This Holiday book is quick and easy to get through! I enjoyed the main character. She was very realistic, and had to deal with "real life" including insecurity about her body, being a working mom, etc. I could tell the author had a sense of humor because there were several humorous situations in the book. I also appreciated how the author took the reader from Sept. through Thanksgiving. It made the story seem very real. I already purchased Once Upon a Christmas and plan to read it soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol M. Hutchens on December 1, 2008
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Great story, great characters...Ms. Jacobs draws her characters so real you want to jump in a help clean house, or share their Thanksgiving dinner. Once HJ book isn't enough. After reading this I searched out Ms. Jacobs first Harl/Silhouette...DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR...thanks for adding to my enjoyment of the holiday, Ms. Jacobs.

Can't wait for the Christmas and Valentine stories for the two friends.
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