Santa’s On His Way: Contains four holiday themed stories by Lisa Jackson, Maisey Yates, Stacy Finz, and Nicole Helm.
Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke: Juggling the responsibilities of opening her shop with the demands of Christmas, Hannah Swensen is surprised by the writing talents of an elderly local whose murder story chillingly comes true.
Catching Christmas by Terry Blackstock: The last thing cab driver Finn Parish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Soon Callie leads him on a wild-goose chase to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing by Mary Kay Andrews: Discovering an abandoned infant in a live nativity display with a note claiming her brother is the father, Meg learns that the baby is also connected to a crime that must be stopped.
The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans: Publicly humiliated after her husband is arrested for bigamy, Sally isolates herself from the world. When she reluctantly decides to put up a Christmas tree, she is immediately taken by Andrew, the kind, handsome man who delivers her tree. As their friendship develops, Sally slowly begins to trust again, until she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past.
Yule Log Murder by Leslie Meier: Fresh-baked cookies, pies, and cakes can warm even the frostiest Christmases in coastal Maine. But there’s little room for holiday cheer when murder is the new tradition.
The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere: Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.
Deck the Hounds by David Rosenfelt: Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money. Soon after, man and dog are attacked, and the dog defends its new owner. But the dog is quarantined and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife Laurie can’t resist helping the duo after learning Andy has met them before.
A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry: When Worm, a young orphan boy who works at the local clinic, sees Eloise being kidnapped by two men in the days leading up to Christmas, he immediately recruits Squeaky Robinson to help rescue her. But as they track Eloise down, they’re surprised to hear that she does not, in fact, wish to be rescued.
The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall: When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of “big box” stores, her motive is to help her community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface–and possibly love.
The Darling Dahlias and the Pointsetta Puzzle by Susan Wittig Albert: Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square-if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cupcake’s talents make her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved.