The Christmas the Reindeer Stayed Home
The sleigh is packed and ready to go but all eight reindeer have the flu. How will Santa deliver all of the children’s presents without his flying reindeer?
Christmas morning will soon be here, so Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and the snow fairies do a hasty search through cupboards, empty boxes and through snowdrifts until they find two rabbits, two red foxes, a penguin, rabbit, moose and a very sleepy bear.
But hold on, Christmas hasn’t been saved yet. Unfortunately, unlike the reindeer, these animals don’t know how to fly.
Even though it has been over a year since Alexander’s mother had murdered him, Lady Ann is still grieving for her deceased fiancé. So, when Lord Bright makes a simple request for aid in chaperoning his sister during the upcoming season, Ann decides some time in London might be what she needs to overcome her sorrow.
Unfortunately, Ann and Patrick aren’t in London a full day before they both discover they should have had someone chaperoning them instead.
An innocent night spent in the library, searching for books, leads Lady Ann and Lord Bright right into an unwanted wedding ceremony. Even though neither wanted the marriage, they are both determined to make it work. So, when he offers to take it slowly and go through the motions of their missed courtship, Ann gladly accepts.
Patrick and Ann are delighted to discover that with each offered flower and carriage ride taken, they can’t help but fall in love with each other.
But wait – you didn’t expect things to be that easy, did you? Just as Patrick and Ann are ready to admit they are in love, a devious plot threatens to destroy their fragile bond. This new scandal could not only ruin both their lives, it could also get someone killed.
Blue Tint - A collection of Poetry
What Was Precious and Good
Tiptoeing to our parent’s bed
Seeking a place to rest our head
A safe place from the nightmares
A warm place where someone cares
A place where your mother holds you
A place your father patiently consoles you
A place the booming thunder is far away
A place the boogieman is afraid to play
Where do we tiptoe to now we are grown
When the thunder booms and we are alone
Who will cradle us and soothe away our fears
Who will chase the monsters and wipe our tears
Who will we turn to when our dreams go wrong
Who will read us fairytales and sing our favorite song
Who will love us as our mother and father only could
Who will replace what was so precious and good?
A long, long time ago, the colors didn’t like each other. Purple didn’t like Green. Green didn’t like Blue. Blue didn’t like Purple. Would they ever take the time to get to know what made the other one so special?
Angel Collection -Three short inspirational tales.
If Love Were Enough - On the day of her husband’s burial, April questions whether God heard any of the prayers in which she begged God to bring Adam safely back home to her and their unborn baby.
Balloon Wishes - Jacob pleads for God to tell him whether or not he should keep the promise he made to a dying, fellow soldier.
Under the Cover of Wings - Even though Zachary is uncertain whether God exists, Zachary asks God to save his baby sister and mother from his abusive stepfather.
One of God’s angels, Ms. Gabriel, delivers God’s answers. While Ms. Gabriel looks nothing like any of them thought an angel should, she’s just what April, Jacob and Zachary need in their darkest hours.
My What Ifs
Life is a wide yawning cliff
I am surround by what if
What ifs wake me each day
Their questions heavily weigh
Their uncertainties nudge me on
Is this where I really belong
What if I speak up or stay quiet
Should I stop or maybe try it
What if I fall in love or die
What will happen if I never try
What if the world never sees me
Should I stay or should I flee
Is this what I should be doing
All of the questions quietly stewing
Until my what ifs dare me to jump in
Because at least it is a place to begin
2017 Finalist in the Readers' Favorite Historical Romance Awards
The last thing The Duke of Greystone wants is a wife, until The Lady Jane Blackmore seeks out his quiet corner of Earl Braxton’s ballroom. But there she stands, attempting to shut out the rest of the world by simply closing her eyes, but the duke understands better than most that life is never that simple.
The last thing Jane wants is a husband, until she opens her eyes to find the scarred and much too handsome stranger secluded in her chosen quiet corner. Why can’t the obstinate man understand she just needs a brief moment of solitude before returning to face her tormentors? But no matter how many times she tells him to go away, he remains. So is it her fault that her father misunderstands the young duke’s intentions?
Whilst marriage isn’t on Phillip—as she learns the duke is called—or Jane’s mind, when society’s trials and tribulations come, they soon become each other’s touchstone, and by it discover that joy is tantalisingly within their grasp, although others seem intent on thwarting their every wish.
Even though Lady Grace only knows a few vulgar phrases in French, once taught to her by a mischievous childhood friend, she somehow pulls off pretending to be a seamstress from France to The Dowager Duchess of Greystone. Fortunately for Mademoiselle Blancher, as she styles herself, the Dowager doesn’t speak a word of the language. So Grace is able to hide her true identity until her dear cousin Beatrice sends her a message, begging her to return to London. The poor woman, it seems, needs saving from the same fate Lady Grace had found herself facing two years earlier: a forced marriage to the ever-so-vile Duke of Chesham.
From afar, Viscount Worthington has admired Lady Jane’s feisty, foul-mouth seamstress, Mademoiselle Blancher, but a man of his rank doesn’t socialize with a woman of her class—unless he means to make her his mistress. But Robert wants so much more than a brief fling. Since such a thing would prove impossible, he keeps his distance, only exchanging glances as they occasionally pass one another in the hallways of Greystone Hall.
When Lord Worthington discovers the seamstress needs his help, though, he’s quick to offer his aid. And so, on the road to London, he learns all of Grace’s secrets. Unfortunately, some come with danger, others with heartbreak, and—if Robert and Grace are lucky enough—some will come with love.
When Lady Margaret unexpectedly inherits her great-aunt’s vast estates and servants, this gives her direct power over Mayfield's land steward, Mr. Colin Caswell, the very man who broke her heart years earlier.
Margaret knows it would solve both their problems if she could find a way to hate him, but how can she? not when she vividly remembers the sensation of his lips pressed against hers. Of course, with that memory also comes the recollection of the heart-wrenching pain she suffered at Colin’s rebuff of her hasty proposal of marriage. She understands why the stubborn man refused to let her lower herself to his social level, but he’d been wrong. While he thought she would be demeaning herself if she joined her life to his, how could loving him be anything but the best thing that could possibly happen to her?
Will Colin ever admit they belong together, or will he break Margaret’s heart a second time?
Gina Logue was kind enough to interview on WMOT about my 2017 Literary Classic's award for 'I Will Breathe'. http://mtsunews.com/puckett-book-sept2017/
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