Echoes of Winter by Various Authors
I enjoyed this collection of short stories centered on winter and Christmastime. A lot of the stories tied back to familiar characters in the realms of Christmas lore, which left me feeling nostalgic. At the same time, the modern re-imaginings of elements from these familiar fables impressed me. Let's just say, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the rest of the crew at the North Pole have more going on in their lives than Christmas once a year.
There is a lot of romance in these pages along with subtle reminders that family and friendships should outweigh all the materialistic stuff that can easily take the forefront this time of year.
I highly recommend this upbeat, eclectic, collection of wintry tales.