Edited by Susan Lute

A former Marine, desperate for employment, takes a temp job that leads to a life-changing decision on Christmas Eve. A family locket with magical powers saves the life of its wearer during the holidays. A doctor’s nonfiction reflection of her father’s cancer diagnosis personalizes the spirit of Christmas.

Add in a little dog’s snowy adventure, magical realism, and a touch of mistletoe, and readers will delight in these 12 diverse and heartfelt stories exploring the love, messiness and miracles of Christmas.

“Metro’s Mountain Cabin” by Susie Slanina
“The Cancer Christmas” by Melissa Yuan
“Christmas Miracles” by Pamela Cowan
“The Nest” by Courtney Pierce
“Isabella’s Christmas Box” by Paty Jager
“The Mermaids Treasure” by Anna Brentwood
“Don’t Forget the Mistletoe” by Christy Carlyle
“First Love” by Judith Ashley
“Christmas with You” by Jane Killick
“Career Conundrum Christmas” by Jamie Brazil
The Hogmanay Stranger” by Maggie Jaimeson
“A Marine’s Christmas Proposal” by Susan Lute

Ebook $3.99, Print $14.99

“There were many touching stories in this book that definitely invoked the Christmas spirit. I thoroughly enjoyed Mermaid’s Treasure. I enjoyed the historical references, and the story was intriguing and unique. For a short story, the author did an amazing job of character development. When I was done reading it, I definitely wanted to know more about the characters and the story. I also enjoyed The Cancer Christmas. It struck an emotional chord that many of us as readers can relate to.” — A.L.

“This is a 5 star book! A delightful collection of holiday short stories. I enjoyed the variety of stories. Especially Paty Jager’s story “Isabella’s Christmas Box” and Maggie Jaimeson’s “The Hogmanay Stranger”. Twelve diverse and heartfelt stories with titles like “Don’t Forget the Mistletoe”, “First Love”, A Marine’s Christmas Proposal”, “The Nest” and many more. A nice diversion during this busy season. And all year long for that matter. This is a KEEPER!!” — Dianamcc

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