Eight more wonderful stories about the people in the village of Upper Nettlefold, all centered around a Christmas Ball held by the Duke of Kilmerstan. These authors manage to weave events from the other books into each story so that the reader can discover how the lives of their own characters affect others. Lots of ups and downs in each book, with a few twists and a little intrigue, make for interesting reading. The stories are well-written and kept my interest from start to finish. I highly recommend this collection.