THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS
A sweet holiday treat from Macomber has become an annual staple for many readers, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's funny and sometimes touching, and grumpy hero Simon's just adorable.
Afraid that life is passing her by, Cassie Beaumont takes extreme measures to meet the perfect man -- hiring matchmaker Dr. Simon Dodson. Highly recommended, he's also arrogant and picky about who receives his services. Simon agrees to take Cassie on as a client, but first she has to perform three tasks: collect money for charity, be an elf for a mall Santa and cook a holiday meal for neighbors. Somehow things go terribly wrong. When it's time for Cassie to meet her match, she's more interested in Simon! (MIRA, Oct., 240 pp., $16.95)