I enjoyed finding a new author I enjoyed in this anthology.
I found Claire Cross' story funny and heartwarming.
Dee Holmes' contribution was a typical Christmas romance, but good.
I had ordered the book to read Susan Plunkett's selection as I have been enjoying her Christian series. The story in this book is very different from her Christian writing, but good.
I did not finish the J. D. Robb book as I was not current on her series, and I prefer to read series fiction in order.
These are mot equally enjoyable short stories. The last one, by J D Robb, is part of a series and the characters are well known to me. It is about a serial murderer who begins on Christmas Eve. The other three stories, about an elf, a wayward photojournalist, and a broken relationship, did not interest me. The first one was just too obvious without being engaging. The second, also obvious, didn't develop the characters enough for me to care about.
The third, while more involving, would have been better with more development. I am most curious why the first story, "A Berry Merry Christmas" was even included in this selection.
I love anthologies - you can find new authors and read short novels by old favorites! Good stories.