A Gift to Last is a compilation of two of Debbie's beloved holiday stories, Can this be Christmas? and Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. Both novellas, set during the Christmas season, convey the importance of family and community that have become a trademark of Debbie's writing.Can this be Christmas? is the story of strangers stranded in a shabby New Hampshire train depot on Christmas Eve, away from the families they love and homes they miss. Together, with the help of some local residents, they open their hearts to each other and discover the real magic of Christmas.In Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, three angels are determined to create a miracle for a man who is full of regrets and all alone at Christmas. In their unique ways, they set out to show him what life, joy and Christmas are really all about.