Secret Santa: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 160 pages
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It's Christmas, and Indianapolis Sentinel reporter Rebecca Chandler has just been dumped by her boyfriend. Tired of covering the usual seasonal fluff -- and in no mood for warmth and sincerity -- she reluctantly accepts her editor's assignment to travel to nearby Hamden and cover the story of Secret Santa, a benevolent stranger who appears mysteriously every Christmas Eve to bestow a generous gift on someone less fortunate. But Rebecca has ideas of her own. Instead of the life affirming tearjerker her editor wants, she intends to write a hard-edged investigative piece unmasking the good samaritan. "After I'm done with him, he'll be known as the bleeding heart do-gooder, formerly known as Secret Santa."
That's what she thinks. Rebecca didn't count on Hamden, Indiana, a town that claims to live the Christmas spirit all year long. Small-town USA, complete with a main street diner and an Annual Christmas Pageant, Hamden is home to a cast of quirky characters, a handsome millionaire...and the most unlikely Secret Santa of them all. Determined to uncover the identity of the holiday philanthropist, Rebecca quickly learns that things are not always as they appear, and in the process of looking for Santa, Rebecca finds love, the honor of sacrifice...and the true meaning of Christmas.
Giving in its purest form
expects nothing in return.
 

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User Review  - loubigfish - LibraryThing

Rebecca is a great chacter and her investigation leads to something in her life that is missing. Enjoyable and refreshing for the holiday. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
29
Section 5
35
Section 6
49
Section 7
61
Section 8
65
Section 12
89
Section 13
95
Section 14
105
Section 15
109
Section 16
117
Section 17
123
Section 18
131
Section 19
139

Section 9
71
Section 10
77
Section 11
83
Section 20
147
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Robert Tate Miller is an internationally published writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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