Once Upon a December (Paperback)
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"An absolutely perfect holiday hug."--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
A one-of-a-kind Christmas market offers holiday magic in this new romance from the author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club.
With a name like Astra Noel Snow, holiday spirit isn’t just a seasonal specialty—it’s a way of life. But after a stinging divorce, Astra’s yearly trip to the Milwaukee Christmas market takes on a whole new meaning. She’s ready to eat, drink, and be merry, especially with the handsome stranger who saves the best kringle for her at his family bakery.
For Jack Clausen, the Julemarked with its snowy lights and charming shops stays the same, while the world outside the joyful street changes, magically leaping from one December to the next every four weeks. He’s never minded living this charmed existence until Astra shows him the life he’s been missing outside of the festive red brick alley.
After a swoon-worthy series of dates, some Yuletide magic, and the unexpected glow of new love, Astra and Jack must decide whether this relationship can weather all seasons, or if what they’re feeling is as ephemeral as marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.
About the Author
Amy E. Reichert is an author, wife, mom, Wisconsinite, amateur chef, and cider enthusiast. She earned her MA in English Literature and serves on her library's board of directors. She is a member of Tall Poppy Writers.
Praise for Once Upon a December
"Delightful in every possible way! With Reichert's trademark bone-deep wisdom threaded beautifully throughout a riotous, otherworldly, and marvelously unexpected novel, Once Upon a December is an absolutely perfect holiday hug."--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In A Holidaze
"A book full of Christmas magic for grown-ups? What's not to love! For all those who still revel in the enchantment of the festive season, this is the book for you. Friendships, romance and magical Christmas markets abound in this feel-good novel."--Jenny Bayliss, author of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe
"The story of Astra Noel Snow and Jack Clausen has everything a magical Christmas story needs: a compelling protagonist, a handsome love interest, a bit of mystery and of course magic."--USA Today
“Reichert’s cozy romance is a nice blend of a sweet love story and Christmas magic.”--Library Journal
"A Milwaukee Christmas market brings two holiday-loving people together in Amy E. Reichert's cheery novel."--Southern Living
Praise for The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
“I am absolutely smitten with The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Amy E. Reichert has created a heart-squeezing love story, with a perfect sprinkling of mystery and magic. A deliciously sweet tale about ghosts, growing up, and going home. Reichert has hit her stride in this one!”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
"The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is such a sweet, fun read. It's warm, cozy and full of hometown charm—and there's a brilliantly quirky cast of ghosts, too!"—Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Switch
"Delicious, heart-warming, and a ghost who wears Chanel? Unsurprisingly, I found The Kindred Spirits Supper Club utterly unputdownable!"—Evie Dunmore, author of A Rogue of One's Own
Praise for The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
"Delightful and heartfelt."--Karma Brown, international bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife
"A delightful treat--Amy's writing gets under the skin of family: how they drive you crazy, but you love them just the same. An absolute joy I am sure readers will take to their hearts."--Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop
"Reichert has created wonderful true-to-life characters in a novel of secrets and regrets, loss and hope."--Library Journal
"With charmingly developed characters who are thoughtfully crafted, this story will cling to readers through the final pages."--RT Book Reviews
"A delicious read full of family and food."--Kirkus
"Written with Reichert's hallmark humor and heart...Lose yourself in this rich and rewarding read!"--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Ambassador's Daughter
"With characters that are as complicated as they are original and a voice that is warmhearted and wise, you will hug this book when you're done."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six
"The characters are wonderfully imperfect, and their relationships are recognizably flawed, making their journey around and around--and findall back to--each other immeasurably satisfying. Bravo!"--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Honey-Don't List
Praise for The Simplicity of Cider
"Reichert captures the food, relationships, and unique settings of the Midwest at their best. I was absolutely charmed by The Simplicity of Cider."--J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota
"The Simplicity of Cider is the perfect blend of sweet, smart and immensely satisfying. If foodie fiction is a thing, Amy Reichert is the grand master."--Colleen Oakley, author of You Were There Too
"It's charming, heartwarming and magical."--Nina Bocci, USA Today bestselling author of Meet Me on Love Lane
"The Simplicity of Cider is a novel as delicious as cider and as enchanting as magic...This is a lovely book, meant to be savored."--Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
"A lot charming and a little bit magical, Reichert's latest is warm and poignant and romantic."--RT Book Reviews (4-star review)
"The Simplicity of Cider is the ultimate ode to celebrating the dazzing splendor in small things. This will give you more fuzzy feelings than you can count."--Redbook