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Chapter Three As she zipped up her coat, Allie reminded Todd to pull the a-frame sign from the sidewalk before he locked up. The newest books in their stock were listed on the sign. She’d decorated the corners with holly leaves and berries depicted in green and red chalk which had been scuffed off in […]

Chapter Two continued… Lydia was unusually silent in the truck’s passenger seat. Luke glanced at her several times, trying to gauge what she might be thinking. “Pumpkin—” “Did you really kiss the bookstore lady?” Crud. Was that what she was thinking about? “I did. We were very young.” “What about Mommy?” “I hadn’t even met […]

Chapter Two Allie realized straightaway she should have just let him introduce himself and be done with it. Sometimes she didn’t know when to leave well enough alone. She understood that, and yet she still managed to open her mouth and stick her foot in on a regular basis. She watched his hand drop from […]

Excerpt #2 (Chapter One continued) Luke hung up the phone. He pushed his palm across his head, fingers dragging through disheveled hair. “Damn it.” Snatching his coat from the rack by the door, Luke swore again. He shoved his arms into the garment, the fabric still chilled from his recent trek among the douglas firs. […]

What a beautiful and inspiring home this is, with it’s lovely and not overdone holiday décor. I hope you enjoy this blog and the fabulous photos as much as I did.    

As Winter Light is a novella, these excerpts will be short, but sweet. There will be one every day this week, though, starting with this one. Chapter One On her knees in the barren display window, Allie considered the challenge of vacant space. If nothing else, it could be a great topic for her next […]

Chapter Two Driving into town in a rented Chevy two days later, Eve realized even the name, Connor Falls, sounded ridiculously close to the Bedford Falls from the classic Christmas movie. The small town might even have passed for a movie set with its long, quaint main street, original turn-of-the-last-century homes planted in narrow side […]