Holly's Wish by Kathleen Lawless #DickensHoliday

Holly’s Wish by Kathleen Lawless

About My Story. Like my heroine, Holly, I received a hard cover copy of The Story of Holly and Ivy one Christmas when I was young. That book got passed through the family, first to my siblings, then to my own children, where we read it aloud as a family every Christmas, and often still do.

Everyone in the family now has their own copy of this timeless classic about a little girl, a Christmas doll, and the power of wishing. Our favorite part was always the characters getting poked by either a piece of holly, a price tag, or a safety pin when they were about to make the wrong choice. As in Holly’s Wish, sometimes characters just need a little help to figure things out.


Do wishes come true? 

All her life, Holly has believed in the power of wishing. Except for the “big one.” The phone call that never came after a memorable encounter one Christmas Eve.

She can’t forget Nico and their synchronicity that night. Dare she risk a second heartbreak when her latest wish brings Nico back into her life?

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I have happy Christmas memories of my mother-in-law, when she was alive, baking these clusters every Christmas, and have carried on the tradition. I love coconut, and these cookies are very different from a chewy macaroon, halfway between a meringue and a macaroon, light and delicious. You can get my recipe for free in the It's a Dickens of a Cookie! recipe book.