Snow on Christmas Eve
For many of you, snow on Christmas Eve isn’t anything unusual. In Houston, it’s pretty rare. That’s why the snowfall of Christmas Eve 2004 is particularly memorable to me.
My birthday is December 25, but my family tradition has always been to celebrate it Christmas Eve. That year was particularly special to me because I’d just met my future husband. We’d started dating a few months before, and I’d asked him to go to dinner with my family for my birthday. We’d all shared a lovely dinner at a small Italian restaurant in downtown Houston. We’d had a window seat, and were enjoying wine and dessert when the first flakes began to fall. My family is originally from Michigan, so we knew right away what we were seeing. My husband is a native Houstonian and didn’t believe us at first.
But when we stepped out into the night and the big flakes fell softly onto our shoulders and outstretched hands, there was no denying we’d been given an early Christmas gift. The streets had quickly been covered with a light dusting of snow, and we walked along them, marveling at the blanket of whiteness. Chances were the snow would be gone by morning, and we wanted to enjoy every moment of the unusual wintry weather.
I don’t know what gifts I received that year (I’m still trying to forget the hideous scarf my mom had knitted me) or what food we ate for Christmas dinner, but I’ll never forget holding hands with the man I was falling in love with and strolling the dark, snow-swept streets together.
I love blue and silver during the holidays. What are your favorite Christmas colors?
Length: 61 pages
Publisher: BMLA Digital (December 10, 2014)
The thrilling follow-up to Shana Galen’s popular Lord and Lady Spy novella The Spy Wore Blue!
This Christmas, retired spy Blue and his wife Helena have more to worry about than a holiday ball with his frosty parents. Months ago Blue promised Helena to put her first in his life and retire from spying. But when operatives from his past suddenly reappear, Blue will have to choose between the love of his life and the mission that could prove too enticing to refuse.
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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.
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