The Secret Santa Wishing Well Blog Tour - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on The Secret Santa Wishing Well blog tour. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.

The Secret Santa Wishing Well
By: Nikki Lynn Barrett 

The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn't seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish...

Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter's existence and doesn't provide for the son he does. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben's kind actions lead a stranger to them.

Ah, but it's Christmas time and the magic has begun.

When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.

With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.

Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.

My Review
Cheyenne works hard to support her two kids and herself. The kids father doesn't help at all and denies the baby girl is even his. Jacob is not feeling the Christmas spirit and would rather be a Grinch this year. His sick sister convinces him it would help him to take a job as a Santa. When Ben Cheyenne`s son meets him and makes a wish he touches Jacob's heart. Cheyenne and Jacob meet and are immediately attracted to each other. As Christmas draws closer each one's past may drive them apart.

Cheyenne is such a wonderful character. Her kids come first and she never takes time for herself and when she does she feels guilty. She has been treated horribly in the past and at times has a hard time trusting people. She is a hard worker and extremely caring person. Jacob has anger building up in him but it is understandable. He is such a sweet guy and has a big heart. I connected with both these characters and the stuff they have went through. And the kids oh my they will melt your heart.

I love this author so so much. However she made me a sniveling mess as I read this book. I have been in both the characters footsteps and think the author did an amazing job in writing about what they are going through. This book is the perfect read not just for Christmas but anytime you want an emotional wonderful book. I love the plot of course and everything about this book. I wanted something good to happen to Cheyenne and kept hoping things would get better for her. Jacob I wanted so much to take away his hurt as well. I will say Ben stole the show sometimes with how awesome he is. He is a wonderful little boy. There is so much I could say about this book that I believe would turn into rambling. Take my word for it grab this book or any other by this author, get the tissues ready and fall in love with her books like I did.

5 out of 5 Stars

Cheyenne wasn’t sure where she should go. With all the equipment, she felt out of place. Desiree was settled comfortably in her swing, but at least she could move that out of the way. The doorbell rang again. That must be the other person Erin referred to. Cheyenne gasped in surprise when she pulled the door open and came face to face with Jacob.

“Hi! What are you- how did you-” Cheyenne couldn’t talk all of a sudden. Why was Jacob standing on her porch? How had he found her? She never imagined she’d see him again after the weekend. He picked the craziest moment to show up. “I’m sorry. It’s a little crazy right now.”

“I know all about it.” Jacob smiled, his voice easing her nerves. “I’m here for the interview.”

“You are? Why?” Cheyenne blurted. Oh yeah, that was sure classy. Cheyenne opened the door, gesturing for him to come in. It wasn’t until he was inside that Cheyenne noted a stuffed bear in his hands. Her cheeks heated, embarrassed. Could this day possibly get any stranger? It was bad enough she couldn’t shake the nerves for the interview, but now Jacob stood in her living room? The butterflies danced in her gut.

“Mr. Winston! There you are. We’re ready when you are,” the reporter said with enthusiasm. Ben turned, eyes round as saucers when he saw Jacob.

“Mr. Santa’s Helper! What are you doing here?” Ben grinned. Jacob got a better reception from Ben than Cheyenne had given him. What a goof! No wonder she didn’t date. She couldn’t even manage to make a man feel welcome. Blame it on the nerves and the distraction, sure, but she still didn’t know what to say to Jacob when he was around.

“Ben, Cheyenne. Jacob is the person that nominated Ben for the Eyes of a Child Award. I wanted him to be here for this event, as he must have been very inspired by you, Ben, to nominate you,” Erin said. “Okay, guys. Positions. We’re going to get ready to record. Just take my lead. You have nothing to be nervous about.” The woman’s gaze met Cheyenne’s. She must have sensed her worry. Cheyenne gave a small smile, following Jacob into the living room. Since Ben and Erin sat on the couch by the window, that left the love seat for her and Jacob. Cheyenne took the spot closest to Desiree’s swing. Jacob eased beside her. 

Just a foot away from her or less. One of the cameramen walked over and set Jacob and Cheyenne up with tiny microphones that attached to their shirts.

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Author Bio:
Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki's site at: for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at

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  1. Oh man....I don't even know what to say to this! Thanks for being in the tour and taking the time to read and review....and your review...just, WOW. You just made my day a zillion times better than it started!

  2. On my wish list is books or gift card to buy books. I have been a little short and not able to buy several books that I have wanted lately. I am hoping for Xmas that I get a gift card or am able to buy some books this season.
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  3. a new pc or kindle

  4. What a wonderful review! I love when readers love a book! Congrats!!

  5. I don't like to cry, so I'm going to remind myself no matter how bad matters get, it's all going to work out.

    1. And my secret wish is a SECRET! Okay, I want Jess to stop plotting against me. It's making me paranoid. Thats my secret wish to Santa. Don't share with my dog Jess.

    2. *Snort* Liza....Jess won't stop plotting against you. Like...EVER :P


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