Monday, December 5, 2011
Under the Mistletoe- Irene Brand and Anita Higman
Julia Mayfield as a wish to her dieing sister is taking her nephew to see the grandparents that he never knew. Dealing with 2 year olds isn't something Julia is good with after spending some time in World War II. Figuring she can do this wish for her sister, then move on with her life and write the book she eagerly awaits to write about her war adventures. The grandparents are too distraught over the death of their son that they will not even acknowledge that their grandson is who Julia says he is. She just wants to get out of this backwoods hollar and get back to society, when her parents throw a wrench in her return plans, causing Julia to stay through Christmas. Love of family and friends grows on Julia in KY, will she ever be able to leave this hollar again?
The second story is a modern day tale of Holly, an abandoned infant on Christmas Eve. Adopted by Christmas store owner Mr. Goodnight, Holly leads a happy and joyful life with her 'father'. A writer gets wind of her story of abandonment and wants to write a novel about her. Holly feels that maybe it is time to come to grips with her past and agrees. The author, Van falls for Holly as he is writing the story. What does best friend and childhood playmate Owen feel about that?
Both stories have love under the mistletoe, and Julia is Holly's great aunt in the story that ties them together. Sweet stories of Christmas love! Wholesome and good