My story for this collection revolves around a sweet treat that is now a tradition in my family after my sister's girlfriend made it for us the first time. It's called Bubble Loaf, and you basically defrost two loaves of frozen bread dough, pinch off pieces, roll them in butter and then in sugar mixed with dried orange peel and bake. You can eat the "bubbles" hot or cold and they'll freeze if you have leftover. (You won't.)
Basically, my story is a love letter to my little sister who absolutely loved Christmas. I think that I captured the nature of our relationship pretty well in this story, especially that unspoken understanding that exists between sisters, even when they don't always get along well.
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Mistletoe, mayhem and murder merrily collide in this collection of holiday stories from six of your favorite cozy and historical mystery authors. Curl up by the fire to enjoy this limited-time anthology.
Harm for the Holidays by Katherine H. Brown: Having lost her post as a governess, when Annabeth Watson returns home for Christmas she's returning home to stay. A less than welcome reception from her father isn't surprising, but the murder of a maid is quite shocking. Can Annabeth find the truth of what happened during the house party, against her father's wishes, or will the lecherous Lord Gresham and mysterious Lord Wright keep her from investigating?
The Christmas Tree Caper: A Small Town Holiday Cozy Mystery (Wintervale Mysteries Book 1) by Melodie March: There are secrets hidden behind the perfectly starched curtains of the houses in the sleepy mountain town of Wintervale... but Meg Harrison and the rest of the Green Mountain Grannies are on the case!
Christmas Treasures by Katherine Moore: The notation on a treasured family recipe turns the holiday into a mystery and brings two sisters closer together.
The Mystery of the Christmas Bauble by Carmen Radtke: A clairvoyant, a crime, and a prophecy: Some mysteries ripple through time. When an inherited Christmas ornament reveals its hitherto hidden message, it connects the past and the present for the finders in more than one way.
A Christmas to Remember by Natalia Schellhaas: With Oliver's help, Ari tracks down a hidden piece of her grandmother's history, and uncovers feelings Ari never thought to act upon.
The Christmas Kettle Caper by C.H. Sessums: Christmas festivities are swinging into high gear, but it's the arrival of a stranger connected to their past that has Jenny worried about J.D.'s tenuous sobriety. Will the ghosts of Christmas past threaten their chance for better days in 1939?