Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
November 22, 2015

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Our kids love to read! I personally love picture books and love to read them, especially to our youngest kids. The holidays are one of my favorite times of year to read picture books to our kids, because they have amazing pictures and inspiring stories. I just recently discovered a great picture book that is now available online and in stores and is entitled, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein. Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein was written by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer and illustrated by Christine Davenier. It was released on October 20th and is ideal for children ages 3-7.

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Actress Amanda Peet brings us a hilarious holiday drama in a story that every Jewish family will relate to and appreciate.

Rachel Rosenstein wonders why Santa Claus never visits her house. But this year is going to be different–even though her family is Jewish and doesn’t observe Christmas. With hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel visitsSanta at the mall with her special request, writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, and clandestinely decorates the house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for the reindeer). And while Rachel may wrestle with her culture, customs, and love of sparkly Christmas ornaments, she also comes away with a brighter understanding of her own identity and of the gift of friends and family.


Amanda Peet is an actress and playwright. Her first play, “The Commons of Pensacola,” starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, opened to critical acclaim in 2014 at Manhattan Theater Club. A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American History. She has appeared in numerous films, including “Please Give,” “Syriana,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “The Whole Nine Yards.” She also starred in the TV series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” and the Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.” Peet stars in a new comedy series, “Togetherness” for HBO, debuting in fall 2014.

Andrea Troyer grew up in Minnesota and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young boys. 

Christine Davenier is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Julie Andrews’s “The Very Fairy Princess” series. She lives in Paris, France.

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One lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a Bundle Up Prize Pack, including:

  • A copy of Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein;
  • Plus a warm set of kid’s gloves, scarf, and hat.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House. 

Who would you read Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein with?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

45 Responses to “Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein + Giveaway”

  1. Erin Ellis says:

    I would love to read this with my daughters!

  2. Candie L says:

    I would love to give this to my great niece. Thank you

  3. ken ohl says:

    this would be great for my little niece

  4. Dawn Monroe says:

    I think my middle granddaughter would enjoy it.

  5. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would read this book to my son. This looks like a wonderful Holiday book.

  6. Katie says:

    I would read this to my niece!

  7. mrsshukra says:

    My niece would love this book!

  8. Ty says:

    I would read this to my daughter and son!

  9. Renee G says:

    I would read this with my niece.

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  12. shelly peterson says:

    I would read this to my grandson.

  13. Richard Hicks says:

    I would read it to my son. He would really enjoy it

  14. Cynthia R says:

    I think my niece would really enjoy this book.

  15. shelly says:

    I’d read this to my two girls! We love story time at night.

  16. Janet W. says:

    I would read this to my grandsons before bedtime!

  17. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would read this book with my daughter.

  18. McKim says:

    I would read this book to my two little grandsons.

  19. D Schmidt says:

    I would read it to my children.

  20. vickie couturier says:

    I would read this to my grandchidlren

  21. Scott Poston says:

    So cute and I love Amanda Peet- we saw her on Broadway once. I would give this to my niece.

  22. Emily Smith says:

    I would read it with my three boys. They could learn a little about other traditions and cultures.

  23. latanya says:

    to my son

  24. Kelly D says:

    I would read this book with my daughter.

  25. beth shepherd says:

    I would read it to my 3 kiddos. Thank you!

  26. nannypanpan says:

    i’d read it to my girls

  27. Karla R. says:

    I would read it to my daughter.

  28. Michelle C says:

    I would like to read this with my youngest daughter!

  29. Stephanie Liske says:

    I would read it to my niece.

  30. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I would give’Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein’ to my niece. She would absolutely love it! Christmas stories are wonderful ways to begin new traditions πŸ™‚

  31. Lauren says:

    I would read this with my kids.

  32. Terra Heck says:

    I’d read the book with my 5 and 6 yoa nieces. Thanks.

  33. Birdiebee says:

    I would read this book to my two younger grandchildren.

  34. Erica B. says:

    My daughter would enjoy it.

  35. Charlene S. says:

    I would read this with my Goddaughter. She would enjoy it πŸ™‚

  36. susan smoaks says:

    i would read it to my children

  37. Kristen says:

    I think my friend’s daughter would enjoy this book.

  38. Kristi C says:

    I would read this to my children.

  39. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would read “Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein” to my nephew when he is here and give the book to his dad to read to him.

  40. shawna says:

    My kids would love this!

  41. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons love new childrens books. I would read Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein to my sons!

  42. kim keithline says:

    I would read Dear Santa to my grandsons

  43. Lily Kwan says:

    my friend

  44. heather s. says:

    I would read it to my niece.

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