Christmas comes early this year for Andrews fans with this sweet and funny continuation of the love story between Eloise "Weezie" Foley and Daniel Stipanek. Andrews adeptly blends pathos and comedy, and this novel is no exception. Weezie's efforts to make a "perfect" Christmas for Daniel are not only touching, they result in an utterly hilarious Christmas dinner scene as well. This is a perfect addition to the author's Savannah series, and it will certainly have readers eager for more of Andrews' wonderful prose.

It's Christmas in Savannah, and while Weezie couldn't be happier, she can't figure out why her longtime love, Daniel, is acting like the Grinch. As Weezie tries to brainstorm the perfect gift for him, little things start disappearing from her store's winning Christmas display, and in no time at all, she finds herself in the middle of a holiday mystery that may hold the key to Daniel's moodiness. With a little help from her friend BeBe, her crazy family and even her dog Jethro, Weezie sets out in search of some answers and winds up with a few Christmas miracles. (HarperCollins, Nov., 208 pp., $14.95)
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Stephanie Schneider