CHRISTMAS IN SHELTER BAY by JoAnn Ross
Douchett has been through deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has
come back to Shelter Bay for the holidays to try to decide whether he
wants to go for another deployment or retire from the Marines.
Kelli Carpenter is a kindergarten teacher in Shelter Bay and a native as well. She has always loved Cole Douchett, even though he broke her heart the last time he was home.
Cole’s family and Kelli’s family conspire together to get their two kids together to sort out their differences. What will happen when they find themselves snowbound together?
A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS BY Susan Donovan
Annabeth Parker is a single author of erotica stories of mermaids and sailors. She has lived on Bayberry Island all her life and runs the family store.
Nathaniel Ravelle is on his way to Bayberry Island in an ice storm. He is a producer for a cable paranormal reality show and has been sent to the island to get advanced information about the mermaid legend of Bayberry Island.
When a handsome man literally falls and lands unconscious on Anna’s doorstep, she doesn’t know what to do. Anna drags him inside and attempts to get him dry and warm. Her friend and the ladies of the Bayberry Island Mermaid Society come to her aid. This story brings to us a story of magic and love for the holidays.
MISTLETOE ON MAIN STREET by LuAnn McLane
Ava Whimsey is the toy store owner in Cricket Creek. She has played Mrs. Santa in the Christmas parade for years. When the man who usually plays Santa is replaced with his son Clint, Ava is not happy.
Clint Sully had been Ava’s high school sweetheart and when he left Cricket Creek to never return, she was devastated. Clint knows he owes Ava an explanation and hopes he can get her to forgive him because he still loves her.
Will Ava forgive Clint and let them find the future together they both want?
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT by Alexis Morgan
Bridey Roke is the owner of the pastry shop in Snowberry Creek. She moved back after her divorce in California. She helped her ex-husband run a restaurant there.
Seth Kyser is a world renowned artist who has lost his creativity after a bad break-up. He bought an old log cabin, that he found on a drive through the countryside to clear his mind of past mistakes. He is enjoying being away from the big city and being just a local yokel.
Seth and Bridey have become close and Seth knows he needs to tell her his true identity before she finds out and thinks he is a liar like her ex-husband. The ending is quite cute.
All of these stories bring joy and sunshine to what can be a very dreary time of year. I enjoyed every one of them and recommend them to anyone who enjoys Christmas stories and romance. New-to-me authors, Susan Donovan and Alexis Morgan were fun to discover. JoAnn Ross and LuAnne McLane brought back some great characters from their series that I have enjoyed. Hope everyone finds some happy reading this holiday season.