Pooh’s Honey Lemon Cookies, anyone? Or Sugar Plums for the famous ballet’s Nutcracker? A feast for Christmas with the March family of Little Women. Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe’s scary stories figure in Halloween recipes, of course.
This little holiday gem, GLORIA by Jessica Lynch, came to me via romance writers’ fundraiser for the Georgia elections, Romancing the Runoff.
I’ll admit I chose the book for its cover. Pretty, isn’t it? Besides, it was just what I wanted for lazy winter reading, a sweet romance set at the holidays.
Pyotr took my hand and we walked slowly back to our shelf to witness the family’s holiday. At the dining room doorway, he stopped and looked up.
“Do you know what that is?” he asked.
All I could see was a sprig of greenery with a red bow. “Holly? Ivy?”
“No, it’s mistletoe.”
“Why, little lamb, you’re right. There’s a giant tree right there, covered in bows and balls and lights.”