The Holly and the Ivy
by Magdalena Scott
A LADIES OF LEGEND CHRISTMAS NOVELLA, Christmas season, 1978. Jeannie Adams has a pain in her neck, and its name is Eli McClain. The school board is honoring him at a big community dinner, and Eli has done nothing to deserve all the fanfare. Nothing, that is, except leave their hometown of Legend, Tennessee right after high school, and become a nationally known singer.