THE TEXAS CHRISTMAS GIFT (3) by Cathy Gillen Thacker: Derek McCabe wants to give his one-year-old daughter a real home to share with him for Christmas, so he hires Loughlin Realty to find him the perfect house. The fixer-upper that Eve Loughlin sells him is not what Derek envisioned, but renovating the house in time for Christmas presents him with many opportunities to get to know Eve better — something he discovers he seriously wants to do. This new McCabe Homecoming story focuses on a warm relationship between the hero, his ex-wife and her new family. However, as a Christmas story, it misses out on the true feeling of the season.

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley