Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe-Irene Brand, Anita Higman

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe
Irene Brand, Anita Higman
Summerside, Sep 1 2010, $12.99
ISBN: 9781609360047

“An Appalachian Christmas” by Irene Brand. Julia Mayfield made a death promise to her late sister that she will take her two years old nephew Bobby to meet his paternal grandparents in Mistletoe, Kentucky. Although people are kind like the mail carrier, nothing goes right when they leave the bus upon reaching town as the only taxi is rented. However, things look up when they meet WW II veteran David Armstrong who assists Julia and Bobby.

“Once Upon a Christmas Eve” by Anita Higman. Hollie Rose Goodnight is unprepared and obviously stunned when her store is voted the best Christmas shop in the country. People like her story of her father storekeeper Albert finding her as an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve; so a writer Van Keaton has arrived to tell her tale and perhaps write the next chapters.

Although Irene Brand’s entry is Christmas Past and Anita Higman’s contribution is Christmas Present and there is no Christmas Future; together the two stories make a terrific holiday collection that warms the hearts and souls of readers on a cold wintry night.

Harriet Klausner

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