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Lillie is looking for this book, which she has been trying to find for awhile. 

I need your help! I've been searching for a book for a few months and I'm coming up empty.

It's an older Harlequin or Silhouette, and I believe it was published in the 90s. It's a Christmas reunion story. The hero is a cop (last name may be Knight?), very ba-humbug and a neat freak. The heroine loves Christmas, is a free-spirit and her name has something to do with the holiday. I think it might actually be Christmas, nicknamed Chrissy. Heroine saw her boss commit a crime, went to the police, and met the hero. They hooked up during the trial, then she disappeared.

The book starts just before Christmas. Hero comes home one night to find a trail of clothes through his house, leading to his bedroom. He knows immediately that the heroine is back and he finds her asleep in his bed, covered in cookie crumbs. The bad guys caught up with her in Florida (I think?) and she came back to him for help.

All the neighborhood kids see him as a Scrooge but she turns the pond into a skating rink for them. Lots of really sweet moments in this book as he tries to to corral her impulsiveness and she shows him the joy of the season.

I even remember the cover. The couple is laying in the snow, him on bottom with his black hair and her on top with straight blond hair. I just can't remember the title. Or author. Or publisher. You know, those minor details ;)

It's like a holiday special: A Very Manic Pixie Dream Girl Christmas! Love it. Anyone recall this book? 



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  1. 1
    Sally says:

    Christmas Knight by Carin Rafferty?…

  2. 2

    Dear God she’s sleeping in cookie crumbs? Can you say itchy?

  3. 3
    Lillie says:

    That is it. Thank you!!

  4. 4
    Lillie says:

    …or maybe it’s not. Christmas Knight is definitely the cover I remember but not the blurb :/

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    Joy says:

    Hey, given that was a Harlequin they could have photoshopped the woman’s hair to a different color and style and stuck that on the cover of another book.

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    Emily Ann says:

    Is anybody else disturbed that not one, but TWO authors thought Christmas is a good name for a heroine?

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    Copa says:

    Hey babyyyy, how ‘bout you let me open up THOSE presents…
    Hey babyyyy, I’ll let you see my stocking and lumps of coal…
    Hey babyyyy, come sit on santa’s lap, I gots a candy cane for ya…

    Seriously, I think I hate you as I now have about 30 smutty Christmas lines running through my mind in the form of stereotypical construction worker voices.

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    cleo says:

    That reminds me of the “Christmas came twice this year” line from one of the Bond movies.  Don’t remember the title, but it was the one where Bond slept with a woman named Christmas (obviously).

  9. 9
    cleo says:

    Or maybe it was “Christmas came early this year”

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    Kelly L says:

    I think it was “I thought Christmas came only once a year” with a self-satisfied smirk. ;)

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    SarahB says:

    More than two, actually. I recall an Emma Darcy Mills & Boon wherein Christmas/Chrissy was the heroine, with the hero who got her underage self pregnant but was hit by a surf board and forgot the whole summer (Australia means summer Christmas). His sister pressured her into giving up the child (the sister adopted her) because the hero can’t remember her at all and he’s got this bright future ahead of him etc, and the heroine regretted it ~*forever*~, keeping a creepy room decorated with all the photos she was sent.

    The adoptive parents died, the hero gained custody and the child wanted to know who her “real” mother was.  Eventually it all comes out (the hero is outraged she didn’t tell him, she confesses that when he showed up on her doorstep she thought he was finally coming back for her and their child).  It was quite a decent book, sometimes, although the constant inference that the adoptive parents meant nothing and now that the child has her “real” parents back All Is Well still gives me the rage.

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    DS says:

    There was/is an author published by Moody Press(Christrian publisher) named Christmas Carol Kaufmann. I used to see her books in thrift stores and think how much her parents must have hated her to inflict that name on her.

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