"Under the Mistletoe," Lisa Jackson Megan Johnson's marriage is over--or so she thinks. When her husband Chris lands in the hospital, she remembers the unexpected joy of their first Christmas together . . ."A Ranger for Christmas," Mary Burton The holidays bring painful memories for history professor Marisa Thompson. But agreeing to help Texas Ranger Lucas Cooper solve a case presents her with more than a distraction . . . "A Southern Christmas," Mary CarterReporter Danielle Bright is heading home to write about Christmas down south--and possibly win back her ex. But Sawyer, the sexy photographer, is determined to jingle her bells . . ."Christmas in Montana," Cathy Lamb Family is where you go after quitting your job, but Laurel Kelly isn't prepared for the changes at home in Montana--or the fact that her high school boyfriend now owns the family land . . .
A SLEIGH RIDE ON ICE MOUNTAIN by Kelly Long For solitary toy-maker Sebastian Christner, hiring Kate Zook as his new housekeeper is simply the right thing to do. Now she can support her special-needs brother. But one taste of her independent spirit is showing him undreamed-of holiday joy--and making him long to give her a home for always. . .A MAMM FOR CHRISTMAS by Amy LillardBernice Yoder has far too much to do to entertain holiday dreams. Even if she can help Jess Schmucker outwit his three mischievous young daughters, it's impossible to imagine the handsome widower can see her as anything but a scolding schoolteacher. He never guesses how a magical Christmas Eve will open his eyes to love or how Der Herr will awaken their faith and hope. AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS BLESSING by Molly JebberAs much as Charity Lantz's children need a father, the young widow isn't sure her new neighbor Luke Fisher can ever be the right choice. They're having more disagreements than snowflakes in December. Besides, he's never given a sign he wants to be more than friends. Can Gott show them a way past their misunderstandings to a forever love?
KELLY LONG Baking Love on Ice MountainNewly married, Clara Mast and Daniel Kauffman have little to give but love during their first Christmas season together. But generous hearts are always willing to be creative in this "Gift of the Magi" inspired story.JENNIFER BECKSTRAND The Christmas Bakery on Huckleberry HillWhen shy Katie Rose Gingerich's dat sends her to Huckleberry Hill to secure a marriage proposal, she never expects to long for carefree Titus Helmuth--or to hope that he might want to spend every Christmas with her...LISA JONES BAKER THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COOKIEA charity auction, an unexpected friendship, and a stubborn spirit combine in an unusual courtship.
A Situation, in short, has occurred whenever something happens or may happen to anything within the public transport system so that its (possible) effect lowers the level of service experienced by travellers using or about to use it. Information being the portal to public transport use, its quality and provision is crucial for travellers to experience the best the system can offer – especially when inevitable changes to its supply occur, such as delays, strikes or timetable redesign. Today, there is no consensus among stakeholders in public transport about what constitutes high quality situation information. Also, its provision is often fragmented and inconsistent, yet it should be provided integrally – regardless of company or even country, as to travellers, public transport is a system. Information to use it must follow accordingly. This research therefore seeks to provide practitioners with a central understanding of situation information quality from a traveller perspective, and a functional design of a backend inter-company platform for its provision to traveller information portals. The results can be used as a starting point for the design of actual information systems, as a benchmark to compare current solutions to, or for instance by companies and in politics for strategic considerations.