The Gift (3-in-1) by Nora Roberts

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“Home for Christmas”
After years spent abroad, reporter Jason Law returned home determined to win back the girl he left behind. It would take all his skills–and then some–to win Faith back. But this time, nothing would stand in his way–it was time faith was rewarded.

“All I Want for Christmas”
Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa’s plan wasn’t as easy as they’d hoped–.

“Gabriel’s Angel”
All Gabriel Bradley wanted was solitude. But when Laura ended up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, desperate, alone and on the run, the modern-day Scrooge couldn’t turn her away. For she brought him the gift of passion, life, hope–if he had the courage to reach for it.

This is a trilogy of “secret baby” short stories, none of them particularly satisfying…

…even with the whole “I’m at the beach and could care less” thing I had going on.

So, this is one of the many books I read on my vacation and boy was it blaah.

Being honest, only one of the stories was a true secret baby trope but the entire lot of them were plot moppet heavy.

One story – All I Want for Christmas – centered around male twins who wanted a mommy.

Home for Christmas – centered around a secret baby that is now 9 y/o (*I think* that’s how old she was…I really didn’t care).

he final story (and longest) – Gabriel’s Angel – was the “man finds pregnant beautiful helpless damsel in distress and loves her and her baby.” We’ve read them all before. You know the drill.

So.

Home for Christmas: 2 Stars
All I Want for Christmas: 3 Stars
Gabriel’s Angel: 2 stars

That’s 2.333 stars rounded down to 2!

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