In DeSmet’s “The Christmas Magi of Birch Bay,” Vienna Campbell comes home to Wisconsin to run her grandmother’s antique shop. She can still barely deal with the loneliness stemming from her husband’s death in Iraq five years before. Then her old rival comes to town and helps her love again. In Masek’s “Mistletoe and Holly,” Matt Potter almost runs over a tiny rabbit on a snow-covered highway. He takes it to a vet where he meets Holly, who is dressed as an elf and refuses to let Matt remain a Scrooge.
“A Christmas Surprise” by Toombs is an amazing story of parents who get their abducted son back for the holidays. Wiesner’s “Wings of Love” is cowboy all the way when Mac Mackenzie falls in love for the third time with the same interior designer who’s fixing up his ranch. (WHISKEY CREEK, Dec., 317 pp., $15.95)