Two pleasurable stories of holiday romance will cheer readers' hearts. In Palmer's "Christmas in My Heart," Claire's quest to clean her crazy aunt Flossie's home allows her to get re-acquainted with Rob, a high school friend. Now the town police chief, Rob assists Claire in catching a multitude of stray cats, and captures her heart in the process.

In Martin's "Christmas Moon," Rose has never considered herself more than the nanny to Paul's twins. So his marriage proposal catches her off guard, but it turns out to be a ploy to keep her working for the family when Paul is transferred. She must weigh her secret feelings for Paul against the knowledge that she's only his employee.

Each story conveys a realistic situation that develops into a beautiful love story. Believable characters tug at heartstrings, and God's power to change hearts and lives is beautifully depicted. (Sep., 304 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel