Angel in a Bookshop
In a snowy Christmas London, a grieving Josh meets Michael and falls head over heels in love.
The antique book store, Chapter One, is nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London's St Pauls Cathedral. Since Josh's dad died, it has been boarded-up, with whitewashed windows, no new stock, and shelves empty of everything except sad memories. The place is a reminder of loss, and despite Josh being weighed down by grief, it falls on him to sell the store for his mom.
Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the store right next to Josh. With his rainbow pride mugs and positive outlook, he is sunshine and happiness, and the complete opposite of what Josh thinks he needs in his life. Michael says everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes. All Josh has to do is believe him, and the two men could have their own happy ever after.
A real Christmas is more than parties and plastic trees. It’s memories, family, and love.
For photojournalist Jesse, Winter is the worst of times for more reasons than he can count. Not least that Christmas is a stark reminder of last year’s misery when his banker boyfriend embezzled millions, ran from the law, and left Jesse with unmanageable debt. The ring Jesse had bought to propose was the first item he had to sell, and it wouldn’t be the last.
With money running low, he wants an assignment somewhere fascinating, far away, and hot. Meanwhile, his agent offers him cold and icy Eden Vale, awarded Christmas Town 2011, and given how much it pays, he can’t say no. Only now he’s trapped in a town of less than a thousand people, cut off by snow, and every single person wants to drag him kicking and screaming into Christmas.
Gabriel has lived his entire life in the mountains. A teacher at the elementary school, he believes that the season of goodwill unites community, family, and that love resides in everyone’s heart.
When Jesse arrives in town, lacking any measure of Christmas spirit, Gabriel immediately sees through his defenses and bonds with him. Despite the barriers that Jesse throws up, Gabriel is determined to show the man what a real Christmas can be.
Deefur and the Mistletoe Incident
The story of how Deefur, after the great mistletoe incident, ends up with the best bed in the house. A sequel to Deefur Dog.
Christmas Eve is here and with it comes ice and snow and the anniversary of the tragic accident that killed Cameron Jackson’s husband.
But this year he has Jason in his life and he refuses to let grief consume him like it normally did. He has a beautiful daughter, a new boyfriend and a dog that completes his home. This anniversary he wants things to be different. With a ring in his pocket and love in his heart he has to make new memories that will replace the icy parts of his heart.
He loves Jason, wants forever with Jason, but it takes Deefur and some mistletoe to have Cameron finally telling Jason the right things at the right time.
And hoping he’ll say yes.