By Melody Carlson
For Colleen, lifestyles is spinning uncontrolled. She simply misplaced her husband, and her courting along with her younger grownup son Jamie is crumbling. may still she confess to him the key that has been haunting her for two decades? Jamie has a couple of secrets and techniques of his personal. whilst he broadcasts his plans to hitch the army, Colleen makes a decision it is time for the 2 of them to make a journey together--to eire. the reality they become aware of there may possibly satisfy either their goals in a fashion neither ever notion attainable. An Irish Christmas is an enthralling tale of affection, deception, and mystery passions, from renowned and prolific writer Melody Carlson.
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But then I’d grown up having a mom to clean up after me. And when Mom started to nag me about leaving messes in the kitchen or piles of dirty clothes in the laundry room, I’d get irritated. And if I got too worked up, like I often did, Mom would start asking what I was going to do for employment now that I had graduated. ” she would ask. “I thought I was going to run a shoe store,” I’d toss back, hoping to keep her questions at bay. Then we’d really get into it. She’d point out that it had been my choice, reminding me of how I’d made myself clear to Dad.
The most important thing seemed to be that he would complete his education and get his business degree. What he did after that would be up to him. My son had a definite stubborn streak, and I knew that no one could force him into the shoe business. Especially not me! And so on that warm day in May, less than a year since my husband’s death, I reached for the sales contract that dominated the piles of paperwork on his neatly cluttered desk. I had decided the time had come to sell the shoe store, and under these circumstances, I felt Hal would agree.
Oh, it’s okay, Mom. It’s not really your fault. I guess I should’ve called you and said something—” “I feel so terrible. You’re absolutely right, I should’ve asked you, Jamie. It’s just that George Hanson was so interested in buying, and I felt things were going downhill so fast, it was time to reorder merchandise for the fall season, and everything just seemed so over—” “Really, Mom, it’s okay,” I said soothingly. ” She sighed loudly. ” “I know, Jamie. ” she asked hopefully. “No,” I answered quickly.
An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson