Dailey's twin pack of wintry tales is a rerelease of two novels. The plots are not complex, nor are the characters multidimensional, and numerous point-of-view violations jar the reader at times. But the stories provide a light, pleasant read and should put readers in the holiday spirit.
Ranch manager Kit Bonner meets the tantalizing Reese Talbot in "The Lord of the High Lonesome" and soon discovers he's no ordinary man. The English baron is not only the new owner of her beloved North Dakota ranch, he's also the first man ever to touch her reserved heart.
In "Heart of Stone," ruthless business tycoon Brock Canfield thinks he's going to enjoy a quiet getaway from his demanding job by visiting his New Hampshire inn. He immediately realizes, however, that this place holds special appeal due to his powerful attraction to Stephanie Hall, a lovely member of the management. (Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)