Sandra Heath's "Merry Magpie"—a bird as noisy as he
is nosy—has a bad habit of screeching uncomely secrets,
turning his masters against each other. But Christmas has a
way of warming hearts, even those of the feathered
The memory of one kiss from an elfin girl is enough to warm
an Irish sailor for many chilly nights. Now home for
Christmas, he'll do whatever it takes to get his love—now
prim and staid—under the mistletoe, in Emma
Jensen's "Following Yonder Star."
A confirmed bachelor cannot forgive himself for a long-ago
sin—that is, until his niece's governess teaches him a
thing or two about Christmas in Carla Kelly's "Let
Nothing You Dismay."
In Edith Layton's "Best Wishes", a pair of newlyweds
discover—during their first quarrel over Christmas plans—
that making up is indeed the best part.
A down-at-the-heels benefactor finds that a single penny—
his last—is worth more than riches when it brings him face-
to-face with a breathtakingly beautiful Christmas angel, in
"The Lucky Coin" by Barbara Metzger.
Celebrate the joys of Christmas in Regency England, where
five master storytellers ring in the season with warmth,