By Robin Lee Hatcher
What might you quit for romance? For Carol, it used to be her ardour to sing. yet was once her sacrifice worthy it now that her marriage is crumbling? during this heartwarming novella, humans observe the real essence of Christmas and its energy to re-light the flames of affection.
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Extra resources for A Carol for Christmas (The Burke Family Series #1)
At least he got Sundays off, and that was thanks to his mom. “Arlen,” Ruth Burke had said to her husband a few weeks after Jonathan returned to Idaho with his bride, “you can spend twenty-four hours a day in that store if you choose. But your son is a newlywed, and he will have Sundays off so he can go to church and spend time with Carol. ” Jonathan grinned at the memory. His mom was a force to be reckoned with. He glanced into the nearby window well and caught a glimpse of Carol as she moved around the kitchen.
Not long. ” She stepped toward the older woman and gave her a kiss on the cheek. ” 27 That was true. While Carol’s father-in-law was a brusque sort of man who did not encourage familiarity, Ruth Burke was a woman who exuded joy. Like everyone who knew Ruth, Carol had come to love her. The two women followed the walk to the back of the house and descended the steps to the apartment. After opening the door, Carol flipped on the nearby lamp before setting her purchases on the floor. ” Ruth removed her coat and hung it in the closet.
But when Arlen got back from Europe, he was bursting with new ideas. That’s about the time we met” — Ruth’s smile hinted at happy memories — “and it’s also when the store started to grow. ” Carol faced the stove again, stirring the milk to keep it from scorching. After a period of silence, Ruth continued, “I’ll never forget the look in Arlen’s eyes the day Jonathan was born. ” I wonder what Johnny would’ve wanted if his father didn’t have the store. Maybe he would’ve had big dreams of his own. Carol poured the chocolate, then carried the mugs to the counter and set one in front of Ruth.
A Carol for Christmas (The Burke Family Series #1) by Robin Lee Hatcher