Sweet holiday novellas are like holiday cookies: You can never consume too many. Garbera has created a sugar-spun story of second chances with two high school sweethearts who needed to learn more about love and heartache before they could be together. The novella is perfect until the rushed ending, but the run-up is as delicious as sugar plums.

Carson Scott is raising his son alone. He still hasn’t gotten over the death of his wife and has no plans to find a replacement, no matter how many times his son asks for a new mother. But when he sees his high school sweetheart back in Marietta, Mont., the feelings for her he thought were buried rise in him again. The trouble is, Annie Prudhomme left him once before, and she’s the kind of girl Marietta can’t hold. If he lets himself fall again, will she leave him for the second time? (THETULEGROUP.COM, dl $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Cyndy Aleo