If you are ready for a lovely and heartwarming holiday tale, look no further than Love Beneath the Christmas Tree by Jae. This is actually a collection of three short stories: “The Christmas Grump”, “Kissing Ms. Santa Clause”, and “The Christmas Elf”. Together they add up to about the length of a short novella, so this is a great book for an evening in front of the fireplace with a big cup of hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course), and maybe a sweetheart to share the stories with.
All three stories have the same characters and setting, but they cover three consecutive Christmas seasons. The first story is where the main characters, Rachel, Lillian and Lillian’s son Tyler meet for the first time. The second story covers their second Christmas together, and of course the third story tells about a very special Christmas for the three of them.
All three stories are beautiful, feel good stories with happy endings. They tell how two women and one young boy meet and slowly grow together as a family over the three holidays.
I really enjoyed reading these stories, though I had to use the fireplace channel on the television since our house doesn’t have a real fireplace. There were marshmallows in my hot chocolate, though.
I received this book as a gift from the author, but you can get a copy from Ylva Publishing.