Bright Lights, Big Christmas: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A country Christmas tree stand in the middle of New York City — what my Christmas story dreams are made of! I loved this sweet story of siblings and found friends turned family. Mary Kay Andrews made magic with this cozy small-town feel right in the middle of the big city. For me it was the best of both worlds. The characters are so loveable and ultimately remind themselves and the reader how important it is to have people in your life to encourage you to believe in yourself and follow your dreams. With a wonderful mix of characters of all ages and lifestyles, this was the sweetest, most wholesome Christmas story I've read in a while. Oh, and it has a feel-good ending that leaves you smiling ear to ear! — Jess, Snail Readers Circle


From Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Homewreckers and The Santa Suit, comes a novella celebrating love and the warm, glittering charm of the holiday season.

"Nobody does Christmas like Mary Kay Andrews." ―Debbie Macomber

"Cozy up with Santa's favorite novelist!” ―Adriana Trigiani

When fall rolls around, it’s time for Kerry Tolliver to leave her family’s Christmas tree farm in the mountains of North Carolina for the wilds of New York City to help her gruff older brother & his dog, Queenie, sell the trees at the family stand on a corner in Greenwich Village. Sharing a tiny vintage camper and experiencing Manhattan for the first time, Kerry’s ready to try to carve out a new corner for herself.

In the weeks leading into Christmas, Kerry quickly becomes close with the charming neighbors who live near their stand. When an elderly neighbor goes missing, Kerry will need to combine her country know-how with her newly acquired New York knowledge to protect the new friends she’s come to think of as family,

And complicating everything is Patrick, a single dad raising his adorable, dragon-loving son Austin on this quirky block. Kerry and Patrick’s chemistry is undeniable, but what chance does this holiday romance really have?

Filled with family ties, both rekindled and new, and sparkling with Christmas magic, BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS delivers everything Mary Kay Andrews fans adore, all tied up in a hilarious, romantic gem of a novel.

About the Author

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Praise For…

"Andrews (The Santa Suit) serves up a Christmas treat in this sparkling tale." —Publishers Weekly

"Nobody owns Christmas like Santa's favorite novelist, Mary Kay Andrews. With wit, wisdom and the occasional tangle of tinsel, North Carolina native Kerry Tolliver reinvents her life as she sells Christmas trees from a beloved camper in the glittering heart of New York City. Grab the eggnog and the cookies and cozy up in Greenwich Village with Bright Lights, Big Christmas for big fun." —Adriana Trigiani

“From a magical Santa suit, to a Christmas tree stand in the heart of New York, to a neighborhood full of quirky characters, and the smell of fresh cut pine Christmas trees, nobody does Christmas like Mary Kay Andrews.” —Debbie Macomber

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250285812
ISBN-10: 125028581X
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English