HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE
Seven years ago, the holidays lost meaning for cop Brody Taggert when his brother died. Now Brody has to shadow Lila Grainger -- his boss's niece -- who just opened a Christmas-themed store. Resistance is futile, as Brody discovers when a snowstorm strands him with Lila. Lila has as much reason for disillusionment as Brody, but love doesn't equal loss to her. Can Brody find the courage to try really living again? Cara Colter's His Mistletoe Bride (4.5) has everything: wonderful characters, humor and emotional depth. It also has a great ending.