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Welcome to the Joys of the Season Blog Hop!
The blog hop starts December 4, and ends December 17.
I hope you will pull up a chair, chat and visit all the authors in the event!
My sister and I, for many years, had several traditions that we did each Christmas season. In early November, we put together our Christmas lists, and we schedule a day with just the two of us, Christmas shopping. We would meet for breakfast, and plan our day, and get most of our shopping done. After that, we'd either grab some dinner to bring home to the guys, or the two of us would just go to a nice restaurant and have a few drinks and dinner. We laughed, we cried, we talked about yesteryear, the times when things were good, and the times when things were not so good.
Our families spent Thanksgiving together, and during that time, my sister and I would plan the cookie/candy bake day. It would be at her place or mine, and we'd plan what cookies we wanted to make, and what candies we wanted to make. We'd split the ingredient list between us, and set the date. When the day arrived, we'd get together and plan our day of baking. By the time we were done, we'd have enough cookies and candy to split it between us, so we could make goody baskets for others. We had so much fun, we'd laugh, listen to Christmas music, and chase the guys out of the kitchen. By the end of the day, we were exhausted, but happy with what we've accomplished.
We concluded our Christmas season by getting together Christmas Eve for a wonderful dinner, and exchange our presents. We'd sit around to talk, play games, or watch Christmas shows on television, snacking on all the goodies and gaining about ten pounds in the process.
It's a wonderful Christmas tradition, and in 2015, I moved from Michigan to Montana, so the tradition had to stop. By Christmas 2017, I plan to be back to Michigan, and to resume the tradition. I missed not doing the traditions with my sister last year and this year. She's my best friend, and confidante. While I love Montana, the mountains, and the pine trees, I miss my family more.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and I would love to hear about one of your family traditions. Feel free to share them!
During this blog hop event, I will have a rafflecoptor going below, for a free ebook called Book of Love. The book is not a Christmas book, but story ends at Christmas, so I think it's appropriate to offer a free copy to one winner.
Book of Love
Blurp: When her marriage came to a devastating end, Janice Meyers moved to Montana to try to escape her past and get a fresh start. She's sworn off men, but she didn't anticipate meeting Chris.
After the death of his wife, Chris Jamisen focused all his time and energy on running his auto repair shop and raising his children. He's not looking for love, and when he first meets Janice, the town's new librarian, he never imagines they might embark on a relationship. Sure, he'll admit he finds the smart, sexy blonde attractive, but the frustrating woman expects miracles from him. Her vehicle is practically beyond repair, but she insists he has to keep it running.
As Chris gets to know Janice, he begins to develop feelings for her, but he's reluctant to pursue a relationship. He's Native American, and he worries about the complications of a biracial relationship. He's experienced prejudice first hand, so he knows how difficult it can be.
When Janice's ex-husband shows up seeking revenge, things could reach a horrible end. Will Chris save Janice in time? And will he and Janice be able to set aside their painful pasts and give their relationship a chance?
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