Christmas Hideaway is not your typical Christmas novella! Ms. Davy kept me on the edge of my seat with the non-stop action. When the first line of the book is “At half past midnight, a creak sounded from the living room,” you know this is not all mistletoe and holly. Mandi Foster is the key witness in a murder trial, and the murderer will stop at nothing to silence her, even to go as far as threatening her grandmother! Mandi’s emotion and fear are real and believable, and when she is rescued by the man hired to protect her, the interactions between the characters are moving. Rylan has secrets of his own, some of which involve why he’s not too big on Christmas. Mandee, on the other hand, even when on the run, insists on bringing Christmas decorations to her hideaway. A fast read, but mostly because I didn’t want to stop reading. We read of God’s sovereignty over fear, and the devotional at the end of the story ties a big red bow on the story.