CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET
Megastar Mallery provides plenty of holiday cheer in this tale of a man at life’s crossroads. It really is the most wonderful time of the year in Fool’s Gold, Calif., where readers will witness heartwarming family drama and tender romance. Another of Mallery’s patented mood elevators!
Attorney Noelle Perkins is taking her second chance at life seriously and has dumped the legal arena to run her own retail store, The Christmas Attic. Business is booming, but when her college-age employees flake out, Noelle agrees to hire sexy recuperating army doctor Gabriel Boylan. Waiting for his wounded hand to heal, Gabriel has come to Fool’s Gold to visit his twin brother. When their somewhat estranged parents also come to town for the holidays, Gabriel looks for a distraction and finds one in Noelle. (HQN, Oct., 336 pp., $16.95)