By Melody Carlson
Occasionally the simplest present is a moment chanceChristmas is forthcoming, and Lena Markham unearths herself penniless, friendless, and approximately hopeless. She is making an attempt to restart her lifestyles, yet activity possibilities are essentially nonexistent. while a secondhand pink coat all at once lands her a role as Mrs. Santa at a division shop, Lena ultimately thinks her good fortune is altering. yet can she continue her prior a mystery?
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Sally frowned at her daughter then narrowed her eyes at Lena. “Fine. I’ll think about it. ” Lena stepped back. ” Sally asked with hungry eyes. ” Sally seemed to assess Lena’s lackluster outfit of secondhand clothes then shook her head. “You gotta be kidding. ” Sally sounded spiteful. ” Lena ignored her tone. ” Her eyes flickered with hope. ” “I had breakfast there this morning. The owner told me herself. ” “I only met her today. ” “I have worked in a restaurant before,” Sally said. ” Sally looked at Jemima.
It seemed clear Mother wanted everything just right before Lena’s father returned. “You did the right thing not to be upset over that silly cat, Lena. ” Lena had nodded and then gone off to her room to cry in private. Later, despite her mother’s attempt to smooth things over with meatloaf and baked potatoes, Lena’s father had reprimanded her for bringing home a pet without asking first. “But if I asked first, you would’ve said no,” she explained with seven-year-old logic. Naturally, that was not what he’d wanted to hear.
Jemima pointed to their drying station. ” Sally nodded. “Wow, that’s a good idea. ” Lena smiled as she reached for the door. ” “Bonnie wants me to start right away,” she said quickly. “Saturday is their busiest night. And Sunday will be busy too. ” Lena glanced at Jemima and the little girl nodded eagerly. ” “Hey, you helped me get a job and you taught Jemima how to do laundry. ” Sally actually hugged Lena. “Thank you! I’ll work until closing – that’s nine. ” As quickly as she came, she left, and it was just Lena and Jemima again.
Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson