EVERYTHING BUT A CHRISTMAS EVE
Jacobs pens a heartwarming Christmas story that's a perfect way to spend a chilly afternoon. With a likable hero and heroine and a meddling old lady for comic relief, this read is just plain fun, and the cute take on "The 12 Days of Christmas" is unique.
Nana Vancy is just plain bored. On the advice of her good friends, she decides to try her hand at matchmaking -- and she knows just the two people to get together.
Eve Allen has no interest in Nana Vancy's matchmaking. Neither does Nana's next-door neighbor TC Potter -- at least at first. But once he gets to know Eve, he changes his mind and decides to woo her. What follows is a funny take on how TC manipulates the lyrics of "The 12 Days of Christmas" to better suit today's times as he convinces Eve he's the man for her. (AVALON, Dec., 176 pp., $23.95)