by Melisse Aires
Widow Mallow rescues Pascal, an Elf from the Northpole who was injured in a rockslide. Since the Elves and the Dwarves in the vale do not mingle, she hides him from her neighbors, but passion flares between them. They have no future; she knows he will return to the North Pole. That, and the knowledge that he will always be lame, nearly break her heart, but she will enjoy their time together.