All is Calm
Brendan Waddell has always considered Bluebird Ranch a little piece of heaven: an idyllic ranch that pairs abused children with abused horses, run by one of his Marine buddies. Now, recovering from an on-the-job injury, Brendan thinks the ranch is the perfect place to spend Christmas healing up.
As the witness to a murder, Lauren Everman needs somewhere to lie low, and her skill with horses means she’ll be able to lend a hand with the troubled kids at Bluebird – without answering too many questions.
But this would-be couple has more to worry about than each other – there’s a killer on the loose who wants Lauren kept quiet.
All is Bright
Delilah Carter has been planning a spectacular Christmas wedding for her friends at the grand hotel overlooking the ocean. While picking up still more twinkly lights and some last-minute groceries for the reception dinner, a huge truck runs her off the freezing, wet roads into the dark night. Her car stops just short of an enormous tree and the truck speeds off into the night. Delilah escapes with her life and has almost convinced herself the whole thing was distracted and anxious. Then Sheriff Tom Bourne stops by the inn and volunteers to help.