"delightful historical romantic anthology"
"A Family Christmas". Lady Templar detests the fact that
her son-in-law Edwin is coming home for Christmas though
he owns the estate because she believes he is beneath
her. Her daughter Elizabeth married Edwin as Templar
needed money. Both actually wed due to the respect they
have for his now deceased father, but neither know that
what they feel for each other is love.
"The Star of Bethlehem". Ellen tells her husband Allan
that she lost the Star of Bethlehem diamond that he gave
her. Angry he informs her she will go into exile. Though
they love one another, this marriage looks dead even when
three betrothal rings surface.
"The Best Gift". Warren's sister dumps her teenage
daughter on him. Needing a companion for his niece, he
obtains the services of teacher Jane, who has no family.
Jane and Warren fall in love during their family Christmas.
"Playing House". Lilas asks Stephen for "payment" for the
times her dad tutored him without remittance. She wants a
last Christmas together for her younger siblings before
they are scattered as orphans, but has no means of doing
so. He agrees to host a grand holiday, but soon he and
Lilas fall in love.
"No Room at the Inn". The storm is so bad that everyone
stops at the White Hart Inn seeking shelter even with
Christmas coming. When Lisa goes into labor, Edward gives
up his room for her and her spouse. Pamela sees Edward in
a kind light and soon they fall in love.
These five Christmas tales are delightful historical
romantic gifts of the magi that fans of the author, sub-
genre, or the holiday cheer will appreciate.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 5, 2003