Image of The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap


Image of The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap

This anthology is a delicious Christmas sampling with recipes included. The small town of Pine Mountain is the backdrop of three stories that follow the romances of a group of friends, all involved in the age-old tradition of baking Christmas cookies.

Will Mason was the only man Clara Parker knew in college who made her happy until, suddenly, he left. In Kauffman’s “Where There’s Smoke …” she meets him again after nine years and finds an attractive man in place of the slightly geeky guy she knew. Abby Denton rescues Lander Reynolds from freezing after his car goes off the road in Angell’s “The Gingerbread Man.” He ends up snowbound in her cabin where things heat up fast. Lily Callahan, an aspiring bakery owner, and Pete Mancuso, with his eye on his dream job, are each determined to win the cookie competition in Kincaid’s “Sugar and Spice.” But after a few days together, dreams can change. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 320 pp., $ 15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley