THE MORGUE THE MERRIER brings together the themes of Christmas and the paranormal in a merry mix of romantic adventures. A small town in Virginia reinvents itself as Christmastown, where they celebrate Christmas 365 days a year. Everybody participates, hoping to breath new life into their economy. When a blizzard traps both tourists and critics alike in town for a few days, both residents and ghosts get busy making matches. Six star-crossed lovers are featured in three stories:
Rosemary Laurey bring us Annette and Jake, lovers separated by misunderstanding, who find each other again as they work together to help the ghosts of Annette's parents move on. Never say you can't go home again!
Karen Kelley creates Sydney, in love with her songwriting partner, who refuses to take the chance that their friendship can survive love. It takes a ghostly Elvis impersonater to show them otherwise.
Diane Castell brings us Holly, mayor of Christmastown, dedicated to its success. She once had passion with her husband, Case, until his desire to escape town drove them apart. Now a determined ghost will bring them back together for good, so they can help her rest next to the love of her life.
Finally Karen Kelley gives us a bonus story, bringing together Charlaine, a local hotel manager and Nathan, a travel reviewer.
This is a light-hearted collection of tales around the themes of Christmas and the paranormal. No sob stories here, its pure fun, along with some pretty heated love scenes. Main characters, ghosts and town residents are likeable and contribute flavor and attitude to the story, especially Savannah Sue and Annette's parents! A definite buy for an afternoon of fun, light reading.