SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SNOW
Morgan’s foray into full-length romance is a holiday hit. Her visual narrative epitomizes rustic Vermont in full winter finery while showcasing her witty humor and inherent understanding of the human condition. Her characters are riotously meddling and endearing, and watching her relationship-phobic Brit transplant heroine and confident hometown hero ineffectively battle fate, the elements and their feelings will delight the reader.
Kayla Green’s loathing of Christmas stems from her dysfunctional and indifferent family, so she’s more than ready to work through the holiday to save the idyllic Snow Crystal resort. What she’s not ready for is the total “O’Neil family at Christmas” experience — and her feelings for resort owner Jackson. Jackson O’Neil’s prepared to sacrifice everything to save his family’s resort. He’s brought in marketing guru Kayla to work her magic, but the only magic she’s working is in heating up his libido. Could Christmas magic bring love? (HQN, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)