If a Christmas tree gets chopped down in the forest, does a man who believes the pen is mightier than the saw come back in one piece? Vince Cassidy, lifestyle journalist and klutz, isn't sure. The fact that he's promised his wife DK he won't swear only raises his stress level. Rain slicked ground, kids smarter than he is, and a tale of generations past ensure that his two left thumbs won't get the job done in this new holiday tradition.
Here's Vince's first person account of the adventure, and his tale of the Christmas tree nymph's love from long ago. Enjoy the magic of a holiday tradition, with a whole lot of love and sugar added in!
From the Author: The idea for this novella came to me when my dear hubby and I were cutting down our tree at the same place I'd been going to for almost thirty years. Members of my family who used to be part of this party are long gone, as are many of the real life characters who operated this tree farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
But who would be the best voice to tell this story? Superstitious Vince, with his penchant for getting into trouble with his big mouth and even bigger heart and being a writer to boot, was the perfect character. I wanted to stretch a little with this piece as well, which is why I used his first person voice. His tale at the end is based on common mythical themes, embellished as any fiction writer likes to do. I hope you enjoy reading this vignette about the daily lives of the girl tribe and the wolf pack as much as I loved writing it!
The Flynn's Crossing series is contemporary romance set in the northern California foothills, suspense driven by small town secrets, and complex characters in compelling stories about friendship and love. You can enjoy the books out of order without ruining their surprises!