The gift of Goose Creek at Christmastime!
While counting down his remaining days of work, Al Richardson learns he’s being offered early retirement. Now Al and his wife Millie can open their B&B even earlier than planned—but is that what Al really wants? To prevent his wife from finding out he no longer has a job, Al leaves home every morning as if he’s still going to the office—and heads instead to coffee shops or anywhere else with free Wi-Fi.
Meanwhile, Millie Richardson is planning a shindig Christmas party. Lulu Thacker’s tacky decorating schemes are dividing local “Creekers.” Romance is blooming for Dr. Susan’s afternoon receptionist Alice, a single mother of five children.
And our protagonist Al must rely on his old nemesis, Franklin Thacker, to keep a secret:
“Look, I need you to do something for me.” Al swallowed hard. How it galled to ask Thacker for a favor.
A pause on the line, and Thacker’s whisper became conspiratorial. “Is it illegal?”
Al pulled the phone away from his ear to give it a disgusted look before responding. “Of course not! I need you to keep this under your hat for a while. Don’t tell Lulu or anyone else in Goose Creek.”
Set aside a stormy evening by the warm fireplace to enjoy this novella, even if you haven’t read the series. (If you are interested in reading the entire Goose Creek B&B Series, click here to read my review of the first novel, The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade.)
Reader, what books are collected by your fireplace this holiday season, waiting to be opened like a gift?
Here with you,