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The Nine Lives of Christmas

Sheila Roberts

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In The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts, two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn’t enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe. He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him—but then Ambrose is faced with having to hold up his end of the bargain.

"A warm holiday yarn."Library Journal

The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life. Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought. Merilee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies’ man like Zach, and Zach thinks he’s all wrong for a nice girl like Merilee. Now it’s going to take all of Ambrose’s feline wiles—and maybe even a good old-fashioned Christmas miracle—to make them both realize that what they’re looking for is right in front of their eyes.

 

"Plenty of holiday cheer."
—Publishers Weekly

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Sheila Roberts' novel The Nine Lives of Christmas. Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn't enough...sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose. When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator...and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe. He'll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and en

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Acclaim for the novels of Sheila Roberts

"An absolutely wonderful holiday treat, full of warmth and charm and second chances.  It’s the perfect stocking stuffer."Kristin Hannah

"This lighthearted and charming read will appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah’s magical, light romances and readers who enjoyed Roberts’s previous holiday offerings." Library Journal (starred review)

"Roberts’ witty and effervescently funny novel will warm hearts.  Realistic characters populate the pages of this captivating story, which is a great escape from the hustle and bustle."RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"A fast, fresh, fun and funny story by a major new talent."Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"The funny novel is all about love …and friendships.  But, most of all, it’s about learning to love yourself before you can love anyone else." Columbus Dispatch

"Roberts manages to avoid genre clichés and crafts a heartfelt novel with nuggets of life truths." The Press & Sun Bulletin

"A beautifully written story that is populated with real and charming people."Fresh Fiction

"Hands-down, this has to be the best Christmas book I have read. The characters are so meticulously developed, I had to double checked to see if it really was a work of fiction." J. Kaye’s Book Blog

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sheila Roberts

  • Sheila Roberts lives in Washington. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about the things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.
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