"Two good stories for the price of one"
Hitched for the Holidays by Jennifer Drew.
needs a beau rather quickly because her father is coming
from Pittsburgh to spend the holidays with her and her
doctor boyfriend. If her dad learns that Mindy is not even
dating anyone he will make her his project. Her Corgi's
vet Eric Kincaid commiserates with her because his mother
is always scheming to get him married and agrees to
masquerade as her boyfriend human doctor. His mother gets
wind of Mindy and with her father places pressure on the
two of them to marry even as they begin to fall in love
with one another. Though interfering parents and pretend
dating has been often used as plot devices, Jennifer Drew
draws an amusing romantic romp.
A Groom in Her Stocking by Barbara Dunlop.
Parker becomes the first person in fifteen years in the
Vancouver office to achieve Gold Merit Certification.
However, as her professional career attains stratospheric
status and potential partnership, her personal life is
lower than Death Valley having not dated in what seems
forever. She goes away for the holidays only to have Aunt
Camellia, known for her accurate forecasting, predict
Lindsey will become engaged to Bobby. However, though she
goes through a wedding rehearsal with Bobby the bartender,
she loves pilot RJ Webster, who believes he is not good
enough for her. The secondary characters seem to come out
of Northern Exposure as they turn an implausible tale into
a humorous romp.
Both tales provide romantic comedy as Ms. Drew and Ms
Dunlop deliver delightfully delicious Christmas cheer.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 1, 2002