If you’re like me, you look forward to the Christmas season all year.
And, if you’re like me, you usually end up falling behind when it arrives.
I always seem to forget that during December, when there’s so much shopping and celebrating to be done, the rest of life doesn’t stop. I still need to go to work, do laundry, and (in theory) clean the house. And those Christmas books in my TBR pile often wait impatiently.
Well, this is the week where the rubber meets the road. Soon, things will be as “done” as they’re ever going to get. The presents you want to buy, the cards or letters you want to send — all the busy things that conspire to make us forget what Christmas is all about.
So take a deep breath with me … and take a moment to relish the season.
Seriously. Pause for a few hours. Put your feet up. Have that cup of eggnog or hot cocoa. And read that book you’ve been promising yourself.
Because, if you’re like me, you’ll miss Christmas once it’s gone. Don’t let it get away without relishing a few quiet moments. That elusive sense of peace on earth is there, waiting for you … if you’ll only pause long enough to enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to all!
About Sierra Donovan
Sierra Donovan is a wife, a mother of two and a writer, though not always in that order. Her greatest joy is helping people find true love on the printed page. She believes in classic movies, Christmas, happy endings and the healing power of chocolate.
Sierra’s first novel, LOVE ON THE AIR, was a Holt Medallion finalist. Her Kensington debut, NO CHRISTMAS LIKE THE PRESENT, won the Golden Quill for Sweet Traditional Romance. Her October 2015 book, DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA?, marks the beginning of her new Evergreen Lane series.
About DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA?
Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe
What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?
Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…
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