A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar collection Stocking Stuffers.
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