NORTH OF NEED
This is a fascinating, magical tale of the way our loved ones can watch over us after they’re gone. An interesting group of gods and their subjects are introduced. The ending is a delight.
Two years have passed since Megan Snow lost her husband on Christmas Day. She is once again spending the holiday at the cabin, alone, when Owen Winters lands on her doorstep. Insisting he won’t hurt her, that he is there for her, Owen debates telling her all. Yet just as he begins to, Megan stops him. Apparently, the voice she has been hearing says she’s not ready. Even though she thinks she is going nuts, she takes the voice’s advice. Unfortunately, Owen’s time becomes unexpectedly limited. Unbeknownst to Megan, he has four days to get her to love him or — like Frosty — he will melt away. (ENTANGLED, Feb., 212 pp., $15.99)