But I’m still looking forward to my Thanksgiving e-novella to become available Dec 11. It’s part of a two novella e-book about the characters from Beach Colors. One takes place at Thanksgiving and the other during the Christmas holidays. That suits me just fine. I love holidays. I’ll celebrate just about any holiday as long as it is a happy one.
Grace Holcombe has just won a law case to grant permanent historic designation to Crescent Cove’s boardwalk, plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with her friends until the father she hasn’t spoken to since she walked away from his law practice, shows up unannounced, asking for help and forgiveness. But his rejection of Grace several years before has left a deep pain. Is this time for giving thanks enough to give Grace the heart to forgive or will it take a little help from her friends and the warm and welcoming town of Crescent Cove.
Thanksgiving at Crescent Cove
Dottie’s Diner was filling up fast but a waitress led them to a booth along the front window. Someone had left a folded newspaper on the table and as Grace slid into the booth, a headline caught her eye.
She froze half way in. Stared at the headline. The diner went out of focus. The noise buzzed to nothing. It couldn’t be. It. Could. Not. Be. She touched the paper with one finger, inched it around so she could see it better.
“Excuse, me,” she managed. She slid out of the seat right into Jake. There was a momentary scuffle as she tried to get away.
“Sorry. I just remembered. I have to go.”
Jake stepped back to let her pass. She stumbled toward the door.
Margaux ran after her and stopped her at the door. “Grace. What is it? Are you okay? Are you sick? Can I do anything?”
“I’m fine, I just have to—I’ll talk to you later.” Blindly, Grace pushed through the glass doors to the sidewalk.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season