HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Sure, this novel is a bit derivative and shamelessly schmaltzy, but it's still a very readable Christmas bon-bon. If you love the way the holidays melt your heart every year, this one's for you.
Hollywood stylist Rachel Porter lives the high life as the famous, ultra-busy fashionista to the stars -- until the horrible afternoon when she catches her boyfriend tangoing with her biggest client and blows her whole career apart in one glorious moment of revenge. Now she's back in Kismet, Mich., where she never wanted to be, to spend Christmas with her parents and figure out how to reinvent herself.
Because it's snowing when she arrives on the midnight plane, her parents ask local hero and all-around go-
to guy Reno Wright to pick her up at the airport. That would be Reno the retired Super Bowl hero. The sparks
fly between Rachel and Reno, but he loves small-town life and she can't wait to leave it. Will a Kismet Christmas bring these two together? (Zebra, Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)