By Robin Lee Hatcher
What may you surrender for romance? For Carol, it used to be her ardour to sing. yet used to be her sacrifice worthy it now that her marriage is crumbling? during this heartwarming novella, humans become aware of the real essence of Christmas and its strength to re-light the flames of affection.
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But when wasn’t he exhausted these days? He hung his coat in the closet, then turned and drew her into his embrace. He leaned closer as if to kiss her, but then he stopped, his gaze moving beyond her right shoulder. ” She turned to see what he meant. The borrowed guitar. Ruth had given it to her this afternoon. ” Irritation sharpened his voice. “We can’t afford it. ” 60 Robin Lee Hatcher She took a step back. “I didn’t buy it, Johnny. ” From the guitar fairy. Where do you think? He crossed the room and picked up the instrument.
Pearl Iverson’s grandson is in the army, and he left his guitar with her. ” She would be able to practice, to accompany herself when singing. Surely that would lift her out of the winter doldrums. “What sort of guitar is it, Ruth? ” “Heavens, I haven’t a clue. ” “I’ll take good care of it. I promise. Please tell Mrs. ” “Of course. Now for the other surprise. Mr. Thompson is flying into Boise a day earlier than expected. I’m going to pick him up at the airport this afternoon and drive him to his hotel, and I’d like you to come with me.
Rather than driving around to her usual parking space in the alley, Carol stopped the Buick behind Ruth’s car. “I didn’t know you were coming over,” Carol said as she and Ruth both opened their doors. ” Carol grabbed the shopping bag from the seat beside her and got out. ” “Not long. ” She stepped toward the older woman and gave her a kiss on the cheek. ” 27 That was true. While Carol’s father-in-law was a brusque sort of man who did not encourage familiarity, Ruth Burke was a woman who exuded joy.