CHRISTMAS WISHES, MISTLETOE KISSES
Ex-model Louise Thornton's divorce from a film star has made her life tabloid fodder -- so she takes her young son to live in a small town. Landscape architect Ben Oliver has been tending the grounds of Louise's new home since the previous owner's death and agrees to stay on. The two bond over the trials of single parenthood -- and eventually attraction flares into much more. But Louise's past makes it difficult to believe in Ben, or his love for her. Fiona Harper's Christmas Wishes, Mistletoe Kisses (4.5) pairs a simple plot with complex characters, to marvelous effect. It's both moving and amusing.