Happy Saint Nicholas Day! Jolly old St. Nick was a bishop in the early Catholic church – around 350 A.D. – in Greece. Legend has it that he was in the habit of throwing small bags of coins in through the windows of those in need. One of those bags happened to land in a child’s stocking. Word spread and others hung their stockings too in hopes that St. Nicholas “soon would be there”.
Nowadays, the Christmas stockings in our house are filled with chocolate bars, chocolate oranges, gift cards, and ear buds. Our cats get cat treats and catnip mice in their stockings.
As promised, here is a photo of our new house as seen from across the inlet. I guess we need to cut down a few dead trees.
For those who missed Monday’s blog post, my next book, Love and Turmoil, is available now for pre-order. (See how I made all those words into hotlinks to make is so incredibly easy for you to pre-order my next book? Aren’t I sneaky? All the marketing whizzes say to make buying easy, one-click, with lots of opportunities. Keep scrolling for a couple more. <grin>)
Six months after burying her wastrel husband, Lady Arabella Woodbridge has resigned herself to a lonely life in the countryside with only her two adopted nieces for company. Being a young, respectable widow is – frustrating. Then the charming and wickedly handsome Samuel Payn takes up residence in the neighboring manor house.
Retired explorer and occasional pirate Samuel Payn is on a two-fold mission – retrieve buried loot, and locate the father who abandoned his mother to a life of poverty. But a gang of murderous villains is also after the buried treasure. And someone is threatening to tear apart the lovely widow’s family.
Will Sam’s single-minded determination to uncover his true identity threaten Arabella’s happiness - and his life?
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If you celebrate Christmas, what are the usual stocking stuffers in your house?