Comfort and Joy

There are four authors who have written stories for “Comfort and Joy.” The wonderful New York Times Bestselling author Fern Michaels, Marie Bostwick, Deborah J. Wolf, and I. They’re all Christmas stories.

My story is titled, “Suzanna’s Stockings,” and I hope it brings a little sparkle to your holidays. Or, at least a laugh. Or a good cry (Those holidays can get stressful!) Mostly, I hope you can hideaway by yourself for a minute and read. Even if you have to wriggle yourself into your closet amidst wrapping paper and bows to escape the cacophony in your life. Even if you have to read at midnight under the light of Rudoph’s nose. Do it. You need a little quiet.

You DESERVE a little quiet. It’s true. The elves told me so. You’re on Santa’s nice list, not the naughty one, and you’ve earned some sweet time to read and relax your weary and over loaded mind.

So what’s Suzanna’s Stockings about?

Suzanna Everts is in a coma in a hospital and things aren’t lookin’ too good.

Lucky for her, with a little Christmas magic from her friend, Magdalena Hernandez, she’s able to leave her body and walk around her small beach side town, Canyon Beach, in Oregon.  One teeny, tiny problem is that Suzanna is invisible and no one can see or hear the poor lady.

Of course, being invisible has its plusses.  Suzanna gets a close up look at her fiancé and finds out what he’s really got hidden in that upstairs room.  Without being seen, she watches an acquaintance drive her car straight through the front windows of a furniture shop she owns with her husband while singing opera songs.  She witnesses the desperation of a family, discovers her sister’s secret, finds out the city’s most upright citizen does not have an upright business, gets a close up look of the disastrous inner life of a sad newcomer to Canyon Beach, and finally falls for the right guy.

In the end, in time for Christmas, Suzanna finds the person she used to be years ago and dares to become again.

 

Available at all the usual book stores.

ISBN-10: 0821780484 | ISBN-13: 978-0821780480

                 


Cathy Lamb
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