Includes the reissued Howard title "Bluebird Winter, " about a woman giving birth by the side of the road who places her trust in a doctor, and two ...Show synopsisIncludes the reissued Howard title "Bluebird Winter, " about a woman giving birth by the side of the road who places her trust in a doctor, and two new stories about surprise Christmas deliveries: Hohl's "The Gift of Joy" and Steffen's "A Christmas to Treasure."Hide synopsis
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I wrote about bluebird winter under that title. You can read my view there for that one.
I am not a reader who enjoys short stories often. They seem too fast to peak and finale' when I love suspense more than a good love story novel. The stories in this book were good though, so I read them all.
The Gift of Joy:
A texas ranger retired and looking for a plot of land to raise/breed horses. A realtor in possession of property through inheritance is looking to sell such. She wishes to sell, but feels at home. She turns down a couple of offers she instinctively feels are not right. Lo and behold, up shows the perfect match for the ranch - and her. They are viewing the property and a snow storm holds them there alone. They fall for each other - yet she sells the place and leaves even wanting him. He offers her to stay and be with him, but she goes back to her city life. 3 months later on Christmas, she can stand it no longer to go back and finds him gone. She waits and decorates the house for a Christmas he has never had. And she waits and she waits... read to find out what she waits for and if it comes....
A Christmas to Treasure:
A burned out officer wanting only to sleep his life away winds up at a house to rent the attic. A couple of days after arrival, the house fills with the woman and children who live there. The kids boldly tell them they want a father and a husband for their mom. He and she are startled, but come to an easy truce while he is a tenant. The little girls has a knack for finding and pilfering things. Unbeknownst to them, she has found some stolen jewels she thinks are sea glass. Things start to happen when the house is ransacked upon the eve he intends to leave. He stays to celebrate Christmas, knowing he will leave soon. Danger at the Christmas party brings about a surprise - read to find out what and what happens afterward.
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