By M. C. Beaton
Unique booklet: 1999
Christmas is an old Roman pageant, to not be celebrated through respectable people within the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has continually enjoyed the festivities, yet this yr his family members is traveling in sunny Florida. he's caught with the lengthy, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cranky previous girl kicks off the vacations through reporting her cat lacking. Then the Christmas lighting fixtures and tree in a close-by village disappear quickly after the neighborhood council voted to permit undefined. As Hamish reveals how to convey Christmas to the Highlands and make a bit girl's desires come actual, he unearths -- to his pride -- that he has the simplest Christmas ever.
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A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth) by M. C. Beaton