Two classic holiday stories from New York Times bestselling author: Debbie Macomber.
The Forgetful Bride.
Original Publish Date: Dec 1991 ISBN #: 0373031661 Harlequin Romance # 3166.
She was NOT married to Joseph Rockwell! Caitlin hadn't even seen him in almost twenty years. He was now a successful Seattle contractor, who happened to be renovating the office where Cait worked as a stockbroker. But one thing hadn't changed - Joe Rockwell was still a terrible tease, telling everyone he and Cait were husband and wife. On, sure, they'd been "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight. She wished Joe would stop bringing that up. Couldn't he see he was embarrassing her - especially in front of her boss, Paul? She was in love with Paul. No, Joe insisted, she was in love with HIM. And on Christmas Day, he proved it.
When Christmas Comes.
Original Publish Date: Nov 2004 ISBN #: 0778320901.
Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave her hometown of Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston. Charles Brewster, history professor, seasoned curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. Through an Internet site, they arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston — and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover a town that looks like Santa's village, full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and elves. Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her — and finds Charles the grouch…whose brother, Ray, shows up at Charles's place, to find Emily living there. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because when Christmas comes, so does love.