Enjoy this sneak peek of my sweet fantasy romance set in a small town during Christmas! ❤
Lorna Sullivan walked by the town’s Christmas tree, carefully carrying her basket over one arm. Her auburn curls were neatly pinned up to keep them out of the way, but also because it was expected. She looked up at the Victorian house across the street, which was her business and her home. It had been a rooming house many years ago, but now she and her friend, Millie Andrews, ran it as a Bed and Breakfast.
She smiled as she glanced down at the basket. The tourists enjoyed these little details, like using a basket rather than a tote. These were the things that made Silver Birch Valley unique. Well, at least one of the things. The Edwardian outfits, the hairstyles, even the horse-drawn carriages and vintage automobiles spoke of a simpler time and their visitors loved it.
Lorna stopped for a moment and looked back at the Christmas tree, which barely fit in the park’s large, octagonal bandstand. The tree was covered with old-fashioned decorations, but no lights. Not yet. The tree-lighting ceremony would take place tomorrow night and the entire town would be there. Silver Birch Valley had celebrated this ceremony for over a hundred years. Ever since those two young boys had been chased into their town and asked for help. It was a way to bring light and peace into a sometimes, dark world.
She took a step back and saw the little angel ornament hanging on one of the lower branches. It was a new addition and she guessed one of the children had placed it there this afternoon. They often made ornaments to hang on the tree and hoped people would vote for them at the ceremony. The whole town would gather to watch the lighting, sing Christmas carols, visit with each other, then enjoy desserts and warm beverages. And of course, vote for their favorite ornament.
Lorna loved living in a small town because it wasn’t like a big city. Whether people grew up in Silver Birch Valley or moved here as an adult, like herself, everyone soon became a part of the community.
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