The Brightest Star: A Heartwarming Christmas Novel (Paperback)

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The perfect stocking stuffer for fans of Hallmark Christmas Movies! Legendary author Fern Michaels continues her annual holiday tradition with a new festive novel filled with Christmas magic, joyful romance, and a timely story about a small business owner’s struggle to compete with online retail giants.

Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. Their Christmas shop, Razzle Dazzle Décor, has seen seasonal fads come and go, but there’s one trend they can’t escape. Online superstores are swallowing their sales, and this Christmas season will need to be their best ever if the store is to stay in business.

To help keep the shop afloat, Lauren also has a sideline, writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal and quickly agrees to the terms—before learning that the subject will be none other than the CEO of, the online retailer that has spelled doom for hundreds of small businesses just like Razzle Dazzle Décor. Despite her misgivings, Lauren travels to Seattle to confer with the mogul, and is caught off guard by his son, John Jr. Handsome, intelligent, and deeply kind, he’s perfect—apart from the fact that he’ll soon be CEO of the company threatening everything Lauren loves.

As her deadline, and Christmas, draw closer, Lauren knows that there’s more than her family’s shop at stake. Her heart is, too. But there’s no better time than the holidays to make a secret wish on the brightest star you see—and let the season’s magic take hold . . .

About the Author

Fern Michaels is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, the Godmothers series, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over ninety five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her Website at

Praise For…

Praise for Fern Michaels’s Christmas Novels
“Full of laughter, delight, and a dash of holiday fun.” —Woman’s World on Santa Cruise
“This swoon-worthy collection of novellas hits the holiday sweet spot…Readers will gladly steal a few moments from gift-wrapping to savor these holiday treats.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for Making Spirits Bright
“Heartwarming holiday romance.” —InTouch, Grade A for Holly and Ivy
“Best-selling Michaels’ bittersweet Christmas story offers the promise of a better tomorrow.”—Booklist on Holly and Ivy
“A diverse set of holiday romance novellas…super comforting and festive like a cup of warm cider…The geography and characters of the whole collection were very diverse, ranging from Seattle to Puerto Rico.” —Tulsa Book Review on A Season to Celebrate
“Does your definition of "holiday cheer" mean binge-watching Hallmark holiday movies right after Halloween? Then you're in for a special treat, because Fern Michaels is back with another heartwarming holiday novel perfect for Hallmark movie fans and holiday fanatics…The best holiday stories blend humor with an emotional, poignant message: whether it's reconnecting with family, second chances, giving back to the community, or discovering your true purpose in life. The Spirit of the Season has all of the above and more.” —Bookbub on Spirit of the Season
“This collection of heartwarming Christmas stories [and] perfect mix of plots and was just what I needed to be more excited about the holidays.” —FIRST for Woman on A Winter Wonderland
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496739155
ISBN-10: 1496739159
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English