By Donna Birdsell
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CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ~ Donna Birdsell
Young widow Astrid Martin desires to boycott Christmas-but her husband's ghost will not allow her! sooner than lengthy she has a tree, even a gift-wrapping activity on the mall, the place she meets the fellow who holds the foremost to her Christmas future.
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whilst Maggie O'Brien gets presents from a mystery Santa, she suspects one of many 3 males in her lifestyles has eventually wised as much as how precise she is. who is the secret man--her ex, her boss, or that handsome automobile mechanic? Come Christmas morning, will real love be ready less than Maggie's tree?
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Wow. Of all the experiences she didn’t want to count right now, that one was at the top of her list. Right above Christmas. “Astrid, would you like to—” She cleared her throat. “Will that be all, then? ” She looked beyond him, to… Nobody. Where had everyone gone? Where were the half dozen people who’d just been behind him, with their elephant-feet slippers and tacky jewelry and talking cookie jars? Suddenly they had disappeared, and Edith and Carla were gathering up their things to leave, too. “Booth’s closing,” Edith said.
David stared up at her, smiling. She looked at Capone. “What are you? ” Capone purred and pawed at the book. Astrid expelled a breath. m. THREE-QUARTERS of a bottle of wine and nine dozen cookies later, Astrid stuck the last cookie sheet in the dishwasher and dried her hands on her pants. She gave Capone a dirty look. ” Capone licked his chops. “No way. ” Astrid picked up a cookie and took a bite. ” She threw the half-eaten cookie in the trash can and picked up her wine. ” Nothing. Even Capone was silent.
Nice to meet you, Astrid. ” His cheeks flushed again. ” He shuffled around in front of the table as she stuck his dollar bill in the cashbox. “Astrid,” he said. “That’s an unusual name. ” Good lord, was he hitting on her? Wow. Of all the experiences she didn’t want to count right now, that one was at the top of her list. Right above Christmas. “Astrid, would you like to—” She cleared her throat. “Will that be all, then? ” She looked beyond him, to… Nobody. Where had everyone gone? Where were the half dozen people who’d just been behind him, with their elephant-feet slippers and tacky jewelry and talking cookie jars?
Christmas Presence: Three Tales of Love by Donna Birdsell