A delightful story with utterly charming characters. It brings to life the sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas as it brings together more than just the two main characters for a joyous holiday season.

Karina Barrett heads to Michigan to evaluate a B&B for her sister’s company. Reid Sullivan is called home when his grandparents decide to go to Arizona for Christmas, leaving him and his two daughters to run the Christmas House B&B — and impress the spy who will be inspecting it. Reid and Karina end up working together to provide the Christmas celebration the inn is famous for, as they find love, laughter and the spirit of Christmas once again. (ZEBRA, Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley