Anna's first visit to Carlton Heath in England was last May for the wedding of her cousin Ian to Miranda. The beautiful event ended with a dance under the stars and Anna receiving an unexpected kiss from Peter, the groomsman who caught her eye and now holds her heart.

Now, at the invitation of family and friends, Anna is returning to Carlton Heath for Christmas. She has Peter's recent email to fill her with assurance that he's looking forward to seeing her again as well.

More than his brief words, though, the vivid memory of their unforgettable kiss provides a promise of more to come. Anna, ever the imaginative artist, has been busy painting a romantic conclusion to her holiday visit. Certainly she's not the only one who has been dreaming of another dance and another kiss.

But when she sees Peter again, his intentions seem to shift as speedily as the blustery winter weather. Is Anna's heart misleading her, or will Father Christmas bestow on her the gift of love for which she has long dreamed?

The third book in the series, while connected, has a different main character and a different feel to it. It seems more contemporary and less…magical, although it does have touches of whimsical. All the books are contemporary, but in the first two Miranda had stepped into a village that seemed idyllic and old. While the same village, and the same time period, this book seemed to take place in a more present day. I did enjoy Anna’s story, and it was fun to read more about Miranda and her life. Definitely worth reading this book if you liked the first two as well.


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