In 'Christmas Stocking', unlucky-in-love Caroline is facing possibly the most miserable Christmas of her life. Recently spurned by her workplace crush, she can't quite see how she'll cope with the season of goodwill to all men - particularly holed up on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors with her boisterous family. And things get a whole lot more complicated when her brother arrives with a deliciously dishevelled friend in tow, Jamie. Soon, Jamie has charmed Caroline's entire family - but she is determined not to fall under his spell.
In 'Sister to the Bride', Suffering the double burden of a broken heart and a too-tight, too-pink bridesmaid's dress, Helen finds herself in the wedding from hell. The groom's family are constantly sneering at her, her hair is out of control, and she just can't shake off the unwanted attentions of ginger chinless wonder Tubby Langley. It's enough to make a girl give up hope entirely. But then Helen meets the devastating David Carlisle. Dare she risk her fragile heart once again?
Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.