- File Size: 1209 KB
- Print Length: 427 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1420131060
- Publisher: Zebra Books (September 30, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J7W1E4I
“Candy Canes and Cupid” by Fern Michaels
All private investigator Hannah Ray wants for Christmas is a quiet day at her Florida beachfront condo. When her biggest client insists she join him on a Colorado ski trip, she has little choice—but what she finds on her arrival could melt the coldest heart…
“White Hot Christmas” by Nancy Bush
Aspiring PI Jane Kelly likes to pretend she’s a bah-humbug kind of girl, but she’s had mistletoe on the brain ever since she shared a kiss with her boss, Dwayne. Before she can hope for a repeat performance, Jane must solve a kidnapping that’s as twisted as a candy cane—and not nearly as sweet.
“Seven Days of Christmas” by Rosanna Chiofalo
Five years ago, Bianca Simone received a wonderful early Christmas gift from her boyfriend, Mark—a week amid the stunning Alpine scenery of Innsbruck, Austria. Now she’s back under very different circumstances, but Mark has one more special gift in mind…
“A Smoky Mountain Gift” by Lin Stepp
Veda Trent is back in Townsend to fill in as temporary manager of the Crafts Co-op, but she’s not planning to stay. Though the mountain town is small, it holds lots of unsettling memories. Yet the wind can change, bringing with it new opportunities—and the chance to create the kind of Christmas Veda has always longed for.
About the Author
Fern Michaels: www.fernmichaels.com/
Nancy Bush: www.nancybush.net/
Rosanna Chiofalo: www.rosannachiofalo.com/
Lin Stepp: www.linstepp.com/
Newly released, this is a wonderful Christmas anthology with all new short stories or novellas.
I am going to focus my review on just one of the stories: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Gift by Lin Stepp. I became a fan of Lin Stepp earlier this year I read Stepp's Down by the River. Her stories are based in the Smoky Mountains and are Christian romances.
In A Smoky Mountain Christmas, some of the characters from Down by the River have returned. I like this! However, you do not have to read Down by the River to enjoy A Smoky Mountain Christmas.
Veda Trent is back in Townsend, Tennessee after her shop failed in St. Augustine, Florida and the death of her beloved aunt. Veda has stepped into her aunt's shoes at the crafts co-op in Townsend. She has also been reunited with her childhood love, Reese. Reese has a young daughter from a failed marriage. The failed marriage was to a woman that Veda disliked intensely when they were growing up and was the reason that Veda had not returned earlier. Can Veda and Reese rekindle the feelings they once had for each other? Can Veda forgive Reese for his earlier mistake?
It's Christmas and there is mountain magic in the air! Great story!