It’s that …most wonderful time of the year! Starting to get cold and we all have some sort of ritual or tradition that we have to have around this time of year to make it complete. So we’ve asked some of our favorite authors to share with us this week some of their holiday traditions! Hope you enjoy getting to know them a little better.
I love the holidays, and especially Christmas. Since all our kids are grown and gone, and two of them live out of state, we don’t decorate the house that much anymore. But the one thing that makes it feel like Christmas for me is to see Christmas lights.
One of our traditions every year is to take a drive to look at all the lights. There are several neighborhoods that really do an amazing job of light decorating. We start out by making a stop at the nearest Starbucks so I can get my favorite vanilla latte to keep me warm, and then we begin the journey.
Some people go all out with lawn decorations of twinkling snowmen and reindeer, while others really work the light shows on their houses. It’s fun to see who has moving parts and who has spent a lot of time up on the roof stringing all those lights. These people put a lot of effort into decorating, and we always appreciate it.
We top off our journey with a trip to Rhema Bible Church, which has an extravaganza of lights—over two million. You can actually park and get out and walk along to view their light spectacular. Here’s a link to check out some photos of their lights: https://www.rhemabiblechurch.com/newsevents-ba/rhema-christmas-lights
It’s really wow-worthy.
There’s something about taking an hour or two to drive around and see all those twinkling lights that signal the holidays to me. Or maybe it’s just my husband and I enjoying some quiet time together that brings me that sense of peace before all the holiday madness begins.
I wish you all a very happy holiday season.
Released: December 1st 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Hope #5
Published by Berkley Jove
The fifth novel of heartwarming passion in the Hope series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play. Perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis, Rachel Gibson and Bella Andre.
Reid McCormack is back in Hope to renovate the old mercantile. Then he plans to go back to Boston, where he's built a successful career. But beautiful florist Samantha Reasor is a distraction Reid hadn't counted on. Samantha intends to convince Reid that Hope is where his heart has always been, and coming home might be the best choice he could ever make.