Cole in Her Stocking by C.A. Szarek is a very short holiday read, a perfect choice for those with limited time for reading. Ms. Szarek has produced a well-written book. I liked the characters. It's hard to review a book this short, so I'll just say, I liked it. Cole In Her Stocking is book 2.5 of the Crossing Forces Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete (if short) book, not a cliff-hanger.