Hearts on Fire is a gem of a novella. Although fairly short, it is perfectly formed. The story develops at a good pace and despite its length you get to know and care for the characters. An attractive Santa (who is a fireman in everyday life) and the beautiful girl who is helping lay the table for the children over Christmas are well-matched and likeable from the start. They become close quickly through a series of extreme events (I don’t want to spoil the story) and then discover, like in all the best love stories, that there are insurmountable obstacles in their relationship. There are smiles and heartache, and the whole emotional gamut contained in this brief story. It is satisfying, heart-warming, and it leaves you wanting more. A total success!