Stroll back in time to savor the slow-paced wonderment of Christmas in these seven heartfelt stories. Linger under the lamplight’s glow with greens draping the mantle and the Yule log burning slowly to set the mood for romance. How perfect to turn back the hands of time at Christmas! Christmas in Stoney Brook by Joi Copeland Driven by revenge for a wrongful deed, Austin Birch relents to Stoney Brook, Colorado, where his path collides with Addison McClave and facing amends opens the door for romance. Christmas at Mercy’s Gate by Sadie and Sophie Cuffe While prospects appear grim for Christmas at Mercy’s Gate during the depression, resident teacher Martin discovers a rekindling of spirit when Ollie and her uncle drop off a passing train and enliven the town. The Christmas Candle Caper by Darlene Franklin Bobina, the town spinster, is enmeshed in her best friend’s scheme to get her noticed by Holmes, the new lawyer in town, but having her arrested and brought to trial begins to backfire, until the whole town gets involved in the caper to put their romance back on the right track. A Family for Christmas by Christina Rich When Eliana Sims returns home for Christmas she tries to ignore Doctor Benjamin Northrop, the man she’d left standing at the altar nearly two years before, but when she receives an urgent letter, the secret she’s been keeping from him is bound to come to light. Can the doctor convince her of his love and have a family for Christmas? Love Blooms at Christmas by Martha Rogers Florence Middleton works at Oak Dale Bible College and has admired Professor Joel Fowler from a distance for years, but when they team up to put on the orphanage’s Christmas play, their societal separation dissolves under the simple charms of the holiday to let love bloom. A Place of Grace by Darlia Sawyer Devotion to duty mars Sheriff Drake West’s relationship to his beloved wife Noel, but her vulnerability to the flirtatious banker poses a threat that only a Christmas miracle will remedy.