NO PLACE LIKE HOME
With two new stories and two reprints, this collection brings about the feel of Christmas — past and present. Each story shows how the love and peace of the holidays, when given the chance, can heal hearts and bring joy.
Georgia Bradley brought joy at Christmas to Adam Cavalier’s ill sister 20 years ago, but in Carter’s “The Christmas Carousel,” he is the man who is forcing her to sell her home and business. Allegra Caldron picks up a stranger at a bar in Florand’s “A Rose in Winter” — something she’s never done. But it turns out Allegra is no stranger to Raoul Rosier. Miller’s classic story “The 24 Days of Christmas” finds Addie Hutton home in Pine Crossing where she reconnects with a former boyfriend. It’s 1865 in Martin’s “Christmas Angel.” Savannah resident Angel Summers is finding it hard to celebrate Christmas when her town is occupied by federal troops, especially when one is her former sweetheart, Josh Coltrane. (ZEBRA, Dec., 448 pp., $7.99)