Gail Gaymer Martin creates a beautiful depiction of the give-and-take of love in THE CHRISTMAS KITE (3).

Widow Meara Hayden is searching for her independence after spending way too much time with her in-laws, who were ashamed of Mac, her special-needs child. Away from the critical eyes of family, she and Mac first encounter Jordan Baird on the beach of Mackinaw, where Jordan is flying one of the unique kites he has created. Mac is enthralled with the kite, but Jordan's in no mood to have his privacy invaded. Yet the young boy and the beautiful redhead with the Irish lilt tug at his heart.

(Nov., 288 pp., $12.95)

Reviewed by: 
Beth Goddard