A Christmas Spirits: A Present Christmas
Publication Date: December 8, 2008
A Christmas spirit meddles in the lives of two young men in the hope that she can bring them more than just holiday cheer.
Bill Calder, out of a relationship, out of a job, and just plain out of luck becomes the object of attention and affection for Agnes – the spirit of Christmas present – and a little old lady with a mission. Together, she and Bill apply for a Christnas job in a New York department store where a desperate manager hires Bill as Santa – and Agnes as his helper.
It’s not long beofre Bill catches the eye of Tom Davenport, a store ‘employee’, but Bill’s low self-esteem after the dismal turns his life has taken, won’t allow him to hope for too much from Tom.
Agnes however has other ideas, and with a little magic at her fingertips, manages to manoeuvre the two young men into each other’s arms. Thinking her job done, Agnes’ satisfaction is ruffled when Tom reveals to Bill who he really is, and Bill’s pride won’t allow him to take their relationship further.
So, a little more magic is needed…
Christmas Wishes (MLR Press Story A Day For the Holidays 2011)
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Blurb: Christopher Fielding has no choice but to spend Christmas with his family in York, away from William MacPherson, the biology professor with whom he has fallen in love. Finding his sister Nan in some distress over her pregnancy, Christopher makes a wish that all will be well with her and the baby, and another that William, traveling by train to his family in Scotland will be safe from the blizzard raging over the countryside.
As Christmas Eve approaches, William’s train is stranded in snow drifts and Nan’s baby is about to arrive prematurely. Cut off by the weather from a doctor’s help, the family is in despair, and Christopher feels that his wishes may not be enough. Perhaps what they now need is nothing short of a miracle.
A Special Christmas
Publication Date: December 13, 2010
Question: What’s Brett Masters to do when his best laid plans for a special Christmas alone with his lover in a mountain cabin resort get axed because the lover up and leaves? Brett’s first instinct is to just suck it up, go home early and spend the Yuletide with his family – but it might have been a good idea if he’d called the airline and changed his flight to an earlier one.
Thwarted, he decides to use the cabin he’s paid for, all the while wondering if this form of self punishment is such a good idea. A romantic hideaway without the romantic partner – what’s that about? But fate steps in and takes him for a spin in the arms of Devyn Weston, the resort manager’s hunky brother.
What’s Brett to do when he and Devyn get stranded by a snowstorm?
A Christmas Portrait (Portrait #6)
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
A Christmas pantomime a British tradition, when families flock to the theatre for ribald entertainment, gender bending roles and thinly veiled innuendo. But jealousy, hate, murder? Surely that’s not part of the entertainment? Or so Peter and Jeff think when they accept an invitation to spend Christmas in London from their longtime friends Rod and ‘A’ (short for Arthur). ‘A’ is making his return to the stage in Cinderella, playing one of the ugly sisters.
Things get really ugly when Ken Blackwell, the other sister, tries to shake up Arthur’s self-esteem by calling him a washed up old has-been, then goes on a rampage when the show’s director falls ill and Rod is asked to replace him.
Peter’s psychic intuition helps him see past the pantomime’s gaudy glitter and into the dark secrets some people are desperate to conceal.
Goodreads link to Portrait series by J.P. Bowie