Mystery. Christmas is coming, but instead of celebrating at home outside of Boston, Faith Fairchild and her family have retreated to their small cabin on a Maine island (Faith's pastor husband, Thomas, is recuperating from surgery and needs a break). But, trouble interrupts their visit when Faith finds the body of a teenage drug addict in an antique sleigh. Also, spinster Mary Bethany, who lives in a remote part of the island, discovers a newborn baby boy in the manger of her barn on Christmas Eve...along with a pile of cash. When she asks Faith for help finding the babe's mother, Faith suddenly has two mysteries to solve -- not to mention her own family to attend to. This "delightful" (Publishers Weekly
) 18th in a series may address dark themes, but its charm and recipes will please those looking for lighter fare this holiday season.