Feeling the chill of winter? Then grab a glass of egg nog, take a seat by the yule log, and warm yourself heart and soul with these five captivating tales of passion that make mistletoe seem so unnecessary . . .
1. “A Misty Harbor Christmas” by Marcia Evanick
Olivia Hamilton comes home to Misty Harbor only to sell her late grandmother’s house to Ethan Wycliffe, the obnoxious boy she remembers from childhood. But Christmas memories have a funny way of holding people, and boys have a funny way of growing up into gorgeous, passionate men.
2. “Christmas Eve” by Virginia Henley
Snowbound on Lake Michigan, a devout feminist discovers that a macho firefighter has something to teach her about the wonder and joy of being a woman . . . in love.
3. “A Baby For Christmas” by Lisa Jackson
Lonely Annie McFarlane is having a blue holiday . . . until a baby in a basket is left on her doorstep. When a handsome man appears to claim the child, Annie faces losing the most precious gift she's ever been given . . . or getting another Christmas surprise.
4. “Merry, Merry” by Fern Michaels
Struggling veterinarian Andi Evans figures her holidays are going to the dogs when she clashes with Peter King, a cosmetics magnate who wants to buy a piece of the land she owns. But the focus soon shifts from property to passion as, this Christmas, the king of beasts lies down with the lamb.
5. “The 24 Days Of Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller
A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Rayner and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There’s no way the miracles of Christmas - and the magic of true love - could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they?