Death by Eggnog nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.
Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.
"Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do it might be the last time. Every Christmas is last Christmas."-- Danny Pink, I know, I know, this is a bit of a sad quote for Christmas. But I also think that it's a beautiful quote and I love the sentiment behind... Continue Reading →
"I'm dreaming tonight, of a place I love Even more than I usually do And although I know, it's a long road back I promise you. I'll be home for Christmas You can count on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents under the tree. Christmas Eve will find me Where the love light... Continue Reading →
"Close your eyes and share the dream That everyone on Earth believe A Child was born, the stars shone bright And love came down at Christmas time." -- Chris Eaton (Point of Grace)
"This is the time of year We hold our families near But God let us be a friend to the hurting. Oh Emmanuel, God with us Spirit revealed in us That we may be your hope to the world. Oh Emmanuel, God with us With a light to break the darkness That we may show... Continue Reading →
"Christmas is all in the heart That's where the feeling starts And like a fire inside It touches every heart And even if no white snow falls That's all right because The joy can still be found Wherever you are 'Cause Christmas is all in the heart." --Steven Curtis Chapman
"City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing, people passing Meeting smile after smile And on every street corner you'll hear. Silver bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas Day." -- Evans/Livingston
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, today I had a Christmas Craft and Gift Sale with a group of other people (mostly from my church). There were people who sell from catalogue/house party companies such as Epicure, 31 Bags, Stampin' Up and Steeped Tea (that one would be me). There was a travel agent and... Continue Reading →