A Magical New York Christmas: A Novel (Paperback)

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A Magical New York Christmas: A Novel (Paperback)


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"There’s plenty to love in this sparkling Christmas rom-com."Publishers Weekly

A magical holiday love story set at the glamorous Plaza Hotel in New York City.

It’s Christmas week when 26-year-old Sabrina Post knocks on the door of the Vanderbilt suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, ready to accept the ghostwriting position for the memoir of Grayson Westcott—a famous art dealer.

A struggling journalist, Sabrina can't believe her luck: a paycheck and six nights in her own suite at the Plaza. She feels like Eloise, the heroine from her favorite children’s books. To make the job even more exciting, Grayson recounts how he worked as a butler at the Plaza sixty years ago for none other than the author of the Eloise books, Kay Thompson.

What promises to be a perfect week is complicated when Sabrina meets Ian Wentworth, a handsome British visitor, at the hotel bar. When Ian assumes Sabrina is another wealthy guest at the hotel, she doesn’t correct him —a decision she doesn’t regret after learning that Ian is a member of the British aristocracy. But, things are not what they seem. The truth is: Ian is not a wealthy lord; he’s actually the personal secretary of Lord Spencer Braxton.

As the week unfolds, will Sabrina and Ian learn the truth about one another?

Filled with the magic that can only be found at the Plaza Hotel during the holidays, and revealing facts about the author of the Eloise books, Anita Hughes's A Magical New York Christmas is both a holiday treat and a heartwarming story that reminds us that falling in love is the greatest miracle of all.

ANITA HUGHES is the author of Rome in Love (adapted into a Hallmark movie in 2019), and Christmas in Vermont (adapted into a Lifetime movie in 2019). She is also the author of Market Street, Lake Como, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, Monarch Beach, and other titles. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250774521
ISBN-10: 1250774527
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English

One of "This Year's Heartwarming New Holiday Romance Books Are Mistletoe-Perfect"—POPSUGAR

"There’s plenty to love in this sparkling Christmas rom-com."—Publishers Weekly

"As the two fall in love in glittering New York during the winter holidays and the storied Plaza Hotel casts its elegant spell, Hughes’ fabulously enchanting tale will inspire readers to revisit the Eloise books."—Booklist

"The perfect holiday romance"—POPSUGAR

"The perfect heartwarming holiday read."—BookGirlsGuide.com

"I really loved this book. It drew me in immediately like a cup of homemade hot chocolate with real whipped cream--I just wanted to curl up and savor it. I loved the story within the story, the history of the Eloise author and how she lived at The Plaza. Just a wonderful, romantic, and engaging holiday story in the best of all possible settings: Christmas at the Plaza hotel."—Pamela Kelley, bestselling author of Nantucket Threads