MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS EVE
Learning that he has a 6-year-old daughter, Sarah, after the death of the girl's mother comes as a shock to set builder Christopher "C.J." Hamilton. Figuring that he needs help reaching Sarah -- and giving her the Christmas he himself has always dreamed of -- C. J. turns to widowed toy shop owner Jessica Patterson. But for Jessica, Christmas died with her husband, and she's planning a tropical vacation to forget -- until attractive, persuasive C. J. gets her thinking about what she'll be missing. Shirley Jump's Miracle on Christmas Eve (4) has a solid plot and involving conflict, and the characters are wonderful.