Thursday, August 31, 2017

To Tell or Not to Tell?

Liesel Miller blogs for

The Paws and Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis


I have a problem. When my beloved grandaughter Holly was a little girl, her parents divorced and left Wagtail. She stills remembers the magical Christmases here in Wagtail and at the Sugar Maple Inn. She's very excited to finally be spending the holidays here again. 
When Holly's parents divorced, I was determined not to lose contact with my adorable granddaughter.  I convinced her parents to send her to me each summer. Those were such lovely times. Along with her cousin and my best friend's grandson, Holmes, Holly played and swam and hiked and worked at the inn. 

All was fine. But children grow up and make their own lives. Holly worked in Washington, DC in fundraising, and Holmes lived in Chicago where he worked as an architect. Holmes's grandmother, Rose, and I played a sneaky little trick to bring them together again. When they met as adults, well, I don't exaggerate when I say sparks flew. You could see it in their eyes. They were meant to be together. Rose and I have done everything we can to throw them together. 

But Holmes is engaged. Even worse, his fiance is coming to Wagtail with her entire family for Christmas! It's the big meeting between the two families. And poor Holly knows nothing of this. She goes merrily along looking forward to Christmas.

Do I tell her now and ruin the next couple of months for her while she dreads Christmas? Or do I keep it to myself and and just hope for the best? What would you do?


  1. I would tell her a little closer to their visit. That way she can look foward to Christmas, but still know to expect them. It is better for her to know before they show up. I looking foward to reading this one!

  2. Oh Liesel -- that's a tough one! I agree with Abby that it would be a good idea to tell her, so she wouldn't be totally flummoxed by Holmes' fiancée's family "just showing up", and that way, she can handle it gracefully. I think you could definitely wait until closer to Christmas, though, so as not to totally put a damper on her holiday excitement ~

  3. I've being falling the series from the start. Tell her, she will handle it like the lady that she is even if you don't.But I would rather know then not know

  4. This sounds like my kind of book!