"Silver Bells" by Fern Michaels
For years, Amy's wondered what it would be like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go home to Pennsylvania. This Christmas, she plans to find out-and her high-school boyfriend is ready to give her a welcome she won't forget.
"Dear Santa..." by JoAnn Ross
When a mystery author's SUV breaks down, lodge owner Gabriel O'Halloran and his five-year-old daughter rekindle her belief in passion, magic, and Christmas wishes.
"Christmas Past" by Mary Burton
After Nicole receives a very unwelcome Christmas gift-a letter that holds clues to an elusive killer's identity-she enlists the help of a homicide detective, and they embark on a trip that will take them both into the heart of danger and desire.
"A Mulberry Park Christmas" by Judy Duarte
Every Christmas, the folks living on Sugar Plum Lane pull out all the stops when decorating. After a bitter breakup, Alyssa's heart just isn't in it-but running into her first love fills her with memories of the tender Christmas kiss they once shared.
Deidre Kenney made a deathbed promise to her father after he was shot by two gunmen looking for the land deeds he was hired to deliver: to finish the dangerous job. She and her cousin Maura each take a different route west. But what Deidre didn't count on was a bodyguard-and that's what she gets in Patrick Callahan. With his broad shoulders, steady gun, and a crooked grin that's stirring secret desires-and a Christmas wish-Deidre knows the real danger ahead lies in the uncharted territory of her own heart... Maura Kenney hopes her cousin is having better luck. The tiny blue-eyed spitfire is too busy fending off drunken oafs and serious gunmen to have a lot of faith in her own success. But then she meets Mitch Callahan. He takes one look at her and knows Christmas has come early. But convincing a prim-and-proper miss that a tough, tender-hearted rancher is the only man for her promises to be about as hard as keeping them both alive to share a Christmas together...