The winner of Jan’s book is Jane Ruddy. Congratulations, Jane! Now, on to Merrillee’s Christmas memory.
My favorite Christmas memory is from the year that my mother-in-law turned 75. Her birthday was on Christmas, so we always had a fun time celebrating her birthday as well as Christmas. That year my daughters had a special project. They asked me to go through our photos and choose some of friends and family through the years. We also had a key to her house, and one day I went there when she wasn’t home and searched through the photos she had in a drawer. The girls sent the photos to a place that makes quilts. My mother-in-law was thrilled with her memory quilt. It hung in her front hall until she had to move in with us because of failing health. We then hung it on one of our walls, so she could always look at it. Here is a photo of my mother-in-law and her quilt.
NEWCOMER ON THE RANCH
Nanny to six-year-old twin girls isn’t exactly the position Brittany Gorman is looking for. But she needs a job. And the twins’ struggling single dad, rancher Parker Watson, needs all the help he can get. Soon Brittany is not only assisting the girls, but also helping Parker make peace with his past. It seems Brittany’s finally found a place to belong. And with two little matchmakers on the loose, there’s no telling what the future holds. As her time on the ranch runs out, can Brittany and Parker find the strength to face that future—together?
Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at http://www.merrilleewhren.com or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerrilleeWhren.Author
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