Willingham gives us three treats for Christmas as the tales of the MacEgan brothers continue, now with their children. The three stories are intertwined, all poignant, heart-wrenching and riveting — and all well written, with captivating characters and nonstop action.

In “In the Bleak Midwinter,” Brianna is a widow, bitter and lost in her suffering. Arturo understands her pain. He stands by her in the darkest of times and opens her heart to forgiveness and a new life. In “The Holly and the Viking,” Rhiannon and Kaall meet by accident during a snowstorm, but not even the coldest weather can stamp out the heat of their desire. In “A Season to Forgive,” Adrianna and Liam have escaped the Crusades and returned to Ireland to be married. But Adrianna carries a deep secret that she fears will hinder their marriage. Will the lovers finally find peace and a new start? (HARLEQUIN, Dec., 283 pp., $6.25)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer