Image of Mistletoe and Molly


Image of Mistletoe and Molly

Dailey pens a traditional, rather predictable holiday romance. While there is a great deal of head-hopping between the characters, the point of view changes are handled well and the classic lovers' reunion plot makes for a pleasant read.

When the pressure of his New York City medical practice gets to him, Jonas Concannon returns to his Vermont hometown and runs into Bridget, the woman he once loved. A decade has gone by, though, and this woman has, in the interim, gotten married, given birth to a daughter named Molly and become a young widow. Nevertheless, Jonas' feelings for her burn strong.

Bridget O'Shea, the owner of a craft shop in town, is preparing for a new season of knitting when Jonas surprises her by popping in. She's both stunned and worried. Not only does she have secrets to keep and emotions to hide, but her parents didn't look kindly on the match when she and Jonas were teens, and their disapproval at his return is even more marked. Will the spirit of the season and the warmth of a young girl be enough to help love find its way back? (ZEBRA, Oct., 240 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel