Because It's Christmas - Kathryn Shay

Because It's Christmas

By Kathryn Shay

  • Release Date: 2013-01-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 188 Ratings


Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them!

“BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS is a super modern day retelling of the classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.” Painted Rock Reviews

To most people in the small town of Bayview Heights, high school principal Seth Taylor is a hero. But Seth has never forgotten the mistakes he made years ago with his students. And neither has reporter Lacey Cartwright, because one involved her brother, who’s now in jail. With her grandfather pressuring her to destroy Seth in the town newspaper, Seth invites Lacey to come to the school and see what the teachers really do with kids. Attraction then love flares between these two star-crossed people. If Lacey starts to show her support—and her true feelings—for Seth, she will she lose what’s left of her family?

“The rich characterization and emotional intensity of BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS by Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.” RT Book Reviews

“You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.” Old Book Barn Gazette

“Like COP OF THE YEAR, this is more than just another romance. It had me in tears. I had to keep reminding myself, this is fiction. Kathryn Shay is one heck of a writer!” A reader


  • Because It’s Christmas

    By egganer
    Wonderful read! Has all the good feels, great storyline and characters. Fantastic HEA that proves that people who love and help each other when times are tough win in the end.
  • “Because It’s Christmas,” by Kathryn Shay

    By Ruth Ann Nordin
    As always, Ms. Shay did a fantastic job of keeping me enthralled from the first page to the last.
  • Good work

    By Blacgold
    Overall I liked the story but but the first half was a slow build. It was a struggle to stick with it initially. It did get better and I'm glad I didn't give up.