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A heartwarming, hilarious Christmas story with a Southern twist.

Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year's Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who's been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn't a virgin. But then comes an unexpected development: a genuine, real-life baby left in the manger, with only a brief note. And somehow, in the kerfuffle that follows, Ivy finds her life is about to change . . .

The holidays are a bittersweet time for Ivy - filled with memories of her beloved late husband and reminders that life doesn't always offer the happily-ever-afters her readers expect. So when Ivy ends up with custody of the baby, she can only chalk it up to a Christmas miracle. She doesn't know if it will be forever, but with help from family, she'll make little Zuzu's first Christmas a good one. The nativity's Joseph, aka Gabe Ledbetter, has a pediatrics background that's coming in mighty handy. In turn, Ivy is helping Gabe find his place in the quirky community. If that place turns out to be somewhere near Ivy, well, maybe this particular Christmas story will turn out to be merry and bright after all . . .

Praise for Sally Kilpatrick's Previous Novels

"Do yourself a favor and grab this book and hide away with its laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud moments all mixed up in one place."
- Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author

"Don't miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn't put it down."
- Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author on Better Get to Livin'

"A pleasantly engaging take on Romeo and Juliet." - Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek

About the Author

Sally Kilpatrick

Sally Kilpatrick is an award-winning author of three novels with a novella and a fourth novel coming out in 2017. Her third book, Better Get to Livin', has been described as "delightfully offbeat," and she's hoping that describes her, too.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she married a Georgia boy and now lives with him and her two children in Marietta, Georgia. In addition to reading and writing, Sally likes traveling, historic house tours, running, religious studies, and all things geek.

Readers can follow her regular writerly and motherly travails on Twitter @superwritermom or Facebook (also SuperWriterMom) . Learn more at her author home base: www.sallykilpatrick.com.

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