by Rachel Lee, Andrea Edwards, and Cait London

December 1998
ISBN: 0-373-20153-2
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Are you in the mood for a little Christmas? Here are three, full lengths Christmas themed books in one anthology, by three wonderful authors. If you donít mind small print, and an over 600 page book, ask Santa to leave this one under your tree.

First up is Rachel Leeís An Officer and a Gentleman. Captain Andrea Burke has struggled hard in a manís Air Force to get to where she is today. Andrea has made it to commander of an elite security force in a remote base in the cold plains of North Dakota. In exchange for her career, Andrea has devoted little time to her feminine side, and that means no romance for her. But all that is about to change this Christmas with the arrival of the baseís new commanding officer, the infamous Colonel Alasdair ďDareĒ MacLendon. For the love of Dare, Andrea is about to break all the rules, not only her own, but the ones she must uphold as an Air Force officer.

The award winning husband and wife team of Andrea Edwards, brings us a magical holiday story with their novel The Magic of Christmas. Grieving widower Peter MacAllister is not looking forward to going home to his Momís for the holidays. Not only will he be subject to his motherís endless attempts at matchmaking, but his five year old son, Sean yearns for Peter to come back and make them a family again! So Peter makes struggling student/waitress Merry Roberts a deal. If Merry comes home with him, and poses as his girlfriend she gets a nice Christmas bonus of $500. But then with a push from Peterís well meaning mother, the Christmas wishes of a little boy who wants more then anything for Merry to be his Mom, two old lovable pets, and a little Christmas magic, the ruse starts to turn real for both Merry and Peter.

The Pendragon Virus, by Cait London brings us to business mogul Sam Loring. Seems Sam is a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to his employees and their personal needs. Much to Samís dismay his employees have made him hire alluring consultant Dallas Pendragon to change all of that. What is Dallasí solution to make Sam see things in a new light? On a bet, Dallas dares Sam to try life as an ordinary working class Joe, and what better way to supply Sam with an opportunity to experience all of this first hand then to bring him in to her own home and life. Christmas just got a little brighter for this lonely middle aged man, single mom Dallas, and her two precocious kids!

Reviewed in December 2003 by Bonnie.