The Santa TrialNeither Ryan nor Rena is thrilled about jury duty. He's a widower with a small daughter who needs him. She's a struggling single woman who can't afford to miss a day's pay. But when they spot each other across the courtroom, suddenly jury duty doesn't seem like such a burden after all. Together with their fellow jurors, they must decide the fate of a defendant who believes he's Santa. It's a seemingly unromantic task for two infatuated strangers, but love could find a way with a little help from the magic of Christmas. Like a stocking stuffed with all the special treats of the season, this Tess Thompson novella is as sweet as sugar plums and as satisfying as a batch of fresh, warm cookies.
This story is one that will make your heart swell, bring tears to your eyes, and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling at the same time. I reread it every year because it is one of my favorites by this author.
Morgan's mom died when she was just a baby. So she writes a letter to Santa asking for a new mommy.
Morgan's father Ryan is selected to be on a jury. So is Rena, who works in Ryan's building and who finds him very attractive. The defendant is accused of breaking and entering and happens to look exactly like Santa Claus. Oh yeah, and it's four days before Christmas.
The two end up spending some time together during the trial and the magic begins. Romance is in the air. You will believe in Christmas magic again. Hey Hallmark, here's one for you to adapt into a holiday classic movie!
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