Tis the season when anything can happen . . . when passion sparks brightest . . . and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love . . .
The Christmas Stocking, Fern Michaels
Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors' center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small-town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in . . .
The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly Barton
Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn't have any reason to look forward to the holidays--until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he's falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow . . .
The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne Fluke
Take two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help--and eight, great recipes--from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and you've got a romantic holiday tale that's sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm . . .
Twelve Days, Shirley Jump Of all the luck--Natalie Harris can't believe she drew Jake Lyons as her Secret Santa pal! The dreamy hunk leaves her completely tongue-tied. But with twelve days of secret gifts, sweet notes, and steamy emails to go, she just may conquer her fear and discover something surprising under the tree . . .
Treat yourself to four unforgettable tales of holiday romance filled with sugar and spice and everything nice . . .
Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers. Barton's contribution, about two strangers snowed in after a Tennessee storm, is the steamy standout. Michaels creates a paean to childhood disappointment, but the romance gets short shrift. Fluke's near-innocent tale of two teachers is clunky, but the dessert recipes make up for it. Jump's office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing.