It's the first day of December, snow is in the air and Gracie Singleton Saylor is shopping for a Christmas tree, when she runs smack into Merett Bradmoore, her High School hero and his seven-year-old daughter. Seeing he's not the happy-go-lucky guy he used to be, she's determined to restore the gift of optimism he gave her fifteen years ago. But can she return his hope without losing her own? Enter the zoning board, an old enemy and the personal problems of Gracie's two sister, Hope and Faith. Mix in a mischievous cat named Spook, a huge furry mutt named Dumbell, and a spirit named Mirabelle who's looking for her lost love, and you wonder - can holiday magic triumph?
Stacy Martin, who has been married three times and had many relationships, doesn't want a man in her life right now but her friends have other ideas. As a forty-ninth birthday present they pay for her to join three dating sites on the Internet. She just has to fill out the forms and pick the men she wants to meet. The only stipulation is that she must find a man by Christmas Eve so that the two of them can join Kate, one of her friends, and her boyfriend in Hawaii for New Year's Eve. Stacy has a full life with owning a flight attendant school, owning a rental condo, and owning a cat. Will she choose a man from a dating site, the man who has accused her female renters of being prostitutes, or a stranger she meets as he is leaving the rental condo building?
Ryan hopes the adage "you can't go home again" isn't true because he hopes to find a miracle in his hometown. A single dad, he quits his job and takes Emma, his ten year old daughter, back to Snow, the sometimes magical coal mining town in the hills of western Pennsylvania. In addition to helping his aunt at the bakery, Ryan reconnects with a group of friends he's known all his life as they struggle with the controversy for more efficient energy - coal versus wind - hard to do in a coal mining town. As autumn turns to winter, Emma explores the secrets of Snow with her new friend, Charlie. When they discover an old man, new to town, remodeling the toy store, they set out to prove he's Santa Claus. Always Believe is a heartwarming story with all the enchantment of the holiday - a small town with stores like the Snickerdoodle Bakery and Wonderland Bookstore, a snow festival and children's Christmas pageant, a touch of romance, and of course, a miracle or two.
The old Santa's drunk and Mandy Brooks, assistant manager of Wentworth's, an upmarket department store doesn't do Christmas. Then she's forced to play the part of Mrs Santa in the store's grotto. Trouble is Santa's replacement is a blast from her past - one she ran away from at the altar five years ago. Ditched on his wedding day, Tate Sullivan left town. Now he's back and he's got unfinished business with Mandy Brooks. He wants her back in his bed on his terms, his way. But nothing is going according to plan.