Christmastime can be difficult for those who have lost a loved one during the year. There is a loneliness about this time that even holiday music, lights and cookies can’t totally overcome.
That is just one of the reasons I love Christmas romances. There is always a happy ending. Cheer and love win-out as the story closes and hope again reigns supreme.
It’s OK to feel a bit melancholy over the holidays. It’s OK to feel like there’s never enough time to truly enjoy them. It’s OK to feel like you could use a good cry. If you or someone you care about is feeling a bit blue I hope that after the cry, knowing that you are loved and appreciated will gently wash over you. Then, when it’s time to celebrate, I hope you do so with a full heart.
When I feel a bit like the world is spinning too fast and nothing is getting done the way I think it should be, that’s when I find a good dose of undercover reading is in order. I always feel better after and somehow everything that needs doing still gets done.
This year, CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET, is available again with the addition of Joan Reeves’ story, Nobody’s Cinderella. These are beautiful stories that can be read in small bits when happily-ever-after is needed. I hope you enjoy the set as much as I do and that you share it with those who could use a bit of cheer.
Thank you for visiting and being a part of our Authors of Main Street family. We all wish you, Love, Peace, Health, Prosperity and a bit of romance on the page in the New Year. If everyone read romance, the world would be a happier place.
For those of you looking for a quick and wonderful treat to bring on your holiday outings, here’s my recipe for Macski’s Scottish Shortbread. Enjoy!
3 sticks of room temp butter
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
In a mixer, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Slowly add the flour until fully blended. If necessary, add an extra 2T of butter to make the dough workable.
Roll out the dough to 1/4″ thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut out cookies in your favorite holiday shapes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until light brown.
Peace and Goodwill to you,