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Book review: 'A Kiss under the Mistletoe' is a romantic read with true stories

"A Kiss Under the Mistletoe: True Stories Inspired by the Magic of the Christmas Season" is a collection of 26 true Christmastime romance stories compiled by Jennifer Basye Sander.
"A Kiss Under the Mistletoe: True Stories Inspired by the Magic of the Christmas Season" is a collection of 26 true Christmastime romance stories compiled by Jennifer Basye Sander.
Harlequin Nonfiction

Editor's note: These recently released Christmas books include nonfiction and fiction, historical and contemporary, romance and history and each carries with the spirit of the season.

"A KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE: True Love Stories Inspired by the Magic of the Christmas Season," compiled by Jennifer Basye Sander, Harlequin Nonfiction, $12.95, 180 pages (nf)

“A Kiss Under the Mistletoe: True Love Stories Inspired by the Magic of the Christmas Season” is a sweet collection of 26 love stories that are uplifting and heartwarming.

One of the most endearing stories in Cherie Carlson's “Snowy Christmas in the Park." Carlson tells a story about an icy Christmas and how her husband took an ugly fall. She talks about the events that night with a fondness for the man she has spent the last 37 years with.

“A Kiss Under the Mistletoe” is a quick read for wistful readers who enjoy romantic love stories.

Jennifer Basye Sander is the author of “Christmas Miracles” and “A Miracle Under the Christmas Tree.” She is the author or co-author of more than 50 nonfiction books and lives in California.

This book contained no sex or violence and only mildly offensive language.

Shelby Scoffield has a bachelor's in English from Brigham Young University and a master's in rhetoric and composition from Stanislaus State University. She is currently working on her teaching credentials so she can teach high school English.