The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Lauraine Snelling Romance blooms between Blythe Stensrude and Thane Davidson after their dogs tangle leashes in the park -- until Thane becomes guardian to his three-year-old niece. Blythe doesn't think she's mother material, but how can she refuse Thane's request to give a neglected little girl the best Christmas ever? 'Twas the Week Before Christmas by Lenora Worth Upon arrival at her grandmother's Louisiana plantation for the holidays, socialite Elise Melancon is confronted with a shocking request -- her grandmother wants her to reform" a handsome man so he can date another woman! Perhaps Elise will discover that life's greatest gifts don't always come in a box.".