Once again the Jewels assemble their award-winning talents for this sextet
of enchanting stories that capture the essence of Valentine's Day. Each offering is delightful; there are quirky characters and laugh-out-loud scenes as well as some poignant moments.
After Eliza arranges several blind dates for Brett, she wonders which one will get his box of "Magic Kisses," by Carrie S. Masek. Dee Lloyd writes about Ryan, who becomes a "Telephone Tag Winner" when Rina accidentally leaves a message on his cell phone. When her fiance drops the ball once too often, Jack is close to "Winning Sylvia's Heart," by Nancy Pirri.
Jane Toombs asks if Gail finally will get "The Third Kiss" from Augie at a magical Valentine reunion dance. Does it mean a chance at love when Cathy mistakenly draws Drew's face on the groom "Atop a Wedding Cake" in this story by Karen Woods? Kiowa has been trying to win Angela's heart for a lifetime; now he's "In Cahoots With Cupid" in Karen Wiesner's tale. (WHISKEY CREEK, Feb., 336 pp., $14.95)