SNOWBOUND WEDDING WISHES
Following the criteria that each of these charming novellas must be set during a snowbound holiday, this trio of authors offers up delectable stories capturing the atmosphere of the English countryside, village celebrations, house parties and most of all romance. Each author has a personal spin on the theme, making each story as wonderful, uplifting and romantic as the next. What a treat for readers.
Allen’s “An Earl Beneath the Mistletoe” casts a returning soldier lost in a storm, a beautiful alewife with a mysterious past, her twin boys and villagers, all in a tale that highlights the importance of companionship, friendship and the warmth of the season and romance. Ashford’s “Twelfth Night Proposal” sees a London high-flyer fleeing an unwanted engagement, and coming to claim his inheritance, enchanted by an intrepid young woman and the holiday spirit. A second chance at love inspires Fulford to celebrate “Christmas at Oakhurst Manor,” where circumstances bring a couple together after 10 years to find their old flame is still very much burning. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 283 pp., $6.25)