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Copyright © 2012 by Joann Baker and Patricia Mason

Blush Publishing


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1CHAPTER ONE


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.” Kate Harris smiled as the high pitched voice of her six-year-old niece greeted her as she entered the two-story brick house she’d called home for the last four years.

Ho, ho, ho.” Her smile broadened when her Irish housekeeper’s deep baritone joined in. The heavy oak front door closed with a soft thud, shutting out the cold December air.

She slipped the wet shoes from her feet and hung her down-filled coat in the hall closet before making her way to the kitchen – the heart of the Harris household. The aroma of freshly baked cookies wafted through the air and her stomach rumbled in response to the tantalizing smell. It had been a long time since her hastily snatched lunch of tuna fish and carrot sticks. Not that she needed the holiday treats. Her plump figure didn’t need any extra padding. The delicious treats of the holiday season were the only drawback of her favorite time of the year.

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