Tiffany Kedrowski blogs for
The Paws and Claws Mysteries
by Krista Davis
Every year my grandmother chooses some horrible place for our family to celebrate Christmas. Seriously. Imagine the shabbiest motel with dusty tinsel on the registration desk. My mom wants to stay home, and I totally agree with her. But we're not that lucky. This year we're going to the Sugar Maple Inn on Wagtail Mountain. From what I gather, Wagtail and the inn might be a cut above our usual destinations. But there's a problem.
We're gathering in Wagtail to celebrate the engagement of my cousin Norma Jeanne to some guy from Wagtail. The big meeting of the families. Ugh. Norma Jeanne is the pretty one. The one who wears stylish clothes and spends hours getting dressed. As long as I can remember, my mother has been after me to be more like Norma Jeanne. But I'm not interested in being a fashionista!
Since the moment Norma Jeanne announced her engagement, my mother has had wedding fever. Can you imagine anything worse? I know what I'm in for this Christmas. It will be a nightmare!
So here's what I'm thinking. I'll invite the guy I've been dating! Mom won't be able to criticize my lack of a boyfriend if one shows up for the holidays. Right? What do you think? Do I invite him to come to Wagtail and spend Christmas with us? Or is that a bad idea? For once, I might just steal the show!
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