RILEY AND HIS GIRLS
Upon returning from Iraq, Sgt. Amy Galloway has a favor to perform: a Christmas visit to her fallen comrade Brenda's husband and three daughters. Builder Riley Sinclair welcomes Amy warmly and allows her to become part of their lives. It's a bittersweet time for Amy, who badly wants a home and children of her own. But loving Riley and the girls is scary, because the last thing Amy wants to do is try to take Brenda's place. Janis Reams Hudson's latest Tribute, Texas title, Riley and His Girls (4.5), is timely and deeply touching, but it has plenty of sweetly humorous moments too. Keep a tissue handy.