Elementary school art teacher Cole Peters is expecting a lonely Christmas this year while his longtime boyfriend, James Carducci, is on deployment with the Army. However, a box from James contains puzzles that lead Cole on a scavenger hunt through the greatest moments of their relationship. Together with his best friend Liz, Cole works his way through each clue.
The final puzzle could lead Cole to a gift beyond his wildest expectations
"The Puzzle Box" is a beautiful holiday story. It reminded me of the very best things about being a couple and the soul deep joy of spending time with your beloved. Much thanks to the author for the reminders." - Rainbow Book Reviews
"This was a bittersweet story of longing, and a HEA that satisfies. The Puzzle Box is a perfect short holiday story that reminded me of the Christmas carol I'll be Home for Christmas. The pacing is well done, the emotions are well telegraphed, and the characters are believable. My only regret with this book is that the journey wasn't long enough. I highly recommend reading this one with a cup of hot cocoa; then you will be full of marshmallows and happy feels." - The Novel Approach Reviews