”This swoon-worthy collection of novellas hits the holiday sweet spot” with four tales of sweet surprises, family connections, and unexpected romance (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
“Making Spirits Bright” by Fern Michaels
Melanie McLaughlin desperately wants to adopt two orphaned siblings and give them a real home for Christmas. A just-for-the-holiday marriage to Bryce Landry fits her plan perfectly . . . until Melanie starts dreaming of forever by his side . . .
“Runaway Christmas” by Elizabeth Bass
Watching movies in her pajamas is Heidi Bogue's idea of a perfect Christmas—until her thirteen-year-old niece makes a surprise visit. And when a snowstorm turns Heidi's café into a community refuge, a handsome cop gives her a new reason to celebrate . . .
“Home for Christmas” by Rosalind Noonan
Jo Truman needs a replacement Santa for her gift shop's Christmas Eve party. She's determined to convince lonely soldier Sam Norwood that he's perfect for the part . . . and that the season for love is always . . .
“Christmas on Cape Cod” by Nan Rossiter
Maddie Carlson would do anything for her best friend. And helping Asa Coleman babysit a rambunctious puppy on Christmas Eve night is her one chance to help the troubled teacher put his past to rest . . . and give the sweetest gift of all.
This swoon-worthy collection of novellas hits the holiday sweet spot. In Michaels's title story, singleton Melanie McLaughlin dreams of adopting far more than she frets about her empty love life, but everything comes together when she's offered two children orphaned by a terrible car crash and twinkle-eyed Bryce Landry steals her heart along with his offer to give the kids "the best Christmas ever." Elizabeth Bass cooks up a tear-jerker in "Runaway Christmas" as spunky Texas teen Erica, trying to get back on track after her mother's death, decides to spend Christmas with a family friend in Brooklyn. Rosalind Noonan's "Home for Christmas," a tale of a single mother falling for a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan, is sure to tug the heartstrings. Nan Rossiter's "Christmas on Cape Cod" delivers a dog-lover's dream. Readers will gladly steal a few moments from gift-wrapping to savor these holiday treats.
Not Very Merry
The entire book was awful! Each story boring, corny and the first one was just strange. Waste of $!