So when I set out to write a story for Maeve, who was a solitary secondary character in my A Valley Ridge Wedding trilogy (You Are Invited, April Showers and A Walk Down the Aisle), I knew that it had to be special, and that I wanted to find a very special way for her to find her glee by giving it in A Valley Ridge Christmas!
I'd already established she had a giving heart…she reopened the community's small library almost single handedly. So when a homeless family shows up literally on her doorstep she jumps right in. What I love about Maeve is she lives her life by the words, "I can't save the world, but I can try." That willingness to jump in…well, I knew she needed a very special man. Oh, I wrapped him in a bit of a Scrooge-ish exterior. He lives life by the motto…everyone's got an angle. I loved pitting an optimist against a pessimist.
Now that I know that Maeve's got the right man, I'm busy getting ready for the holidays here. I made my first batch of cutout cookies earlier this week…and they're almost gone. There's a certain Cookie Monster who's taking finals and she says they help. So, I'll be making more cookies and I still have some hard candy to make! I make a number of flavors, but the kids' favorite is one we call Death by Cinnamon. They're pretty sure that any candy
I hope your holiday prep is going well! And I'm wishing you a wonderful holiday season. I hope you're surrounded by friends and family. And if you have a chance to try out Maeve's personal motto this holiday season, I hope you give it a try!
PS My other Christmas release, Spruced Up: A Maid in LA Holiday Novella is on sale for 99 cents for Kindle until December 15th!