By Merry Wilkinson from the Year Round Christmas Series by Vicki Delany
I’m back! Did you miss me? I hope so.
I seem to have disappeared from the bookshelves for a while, but now I’m back with the whole gang from Rudolph New York, also known as America’s Christmas Town. It’s the week before Thanksgiving and we’re gearing up to leap into the full swing of the holiday season. .
Living in Christmas Town I’d never admit it, but Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. Let me explain:
I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Don’t tell anyone in Rudolph, but I love Thanksgiving even more than Christmas. My mom and dad always make an enormous turkey with all the fixings—walnut and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, a squash casserole, two types of pie. It’s my chance to take one last long deep breath before plunging headfirst into the madness of the holiday season.
I love Christmas, too—my dad is Santa Claus, after all—but now that I own the store, when Christmas Day itself arrives I’m totally exhausted. That’s a day to sit back, feet up, mug of hot chocolate in hand, open a few gifts at my parents’ house, and then have a hearty brunch and go to bed early before opening the shop the next morning for the after-Christmas sales.
Find out if Merry manages to have the peaceful family Thanksgiving she’s hoping for in Silent Night, Deadly Night, the fourth in the Year Round Christmas series from Penguin Random House. The book will be released on August 27, and is now available for pre-order at all your favourite sources for books.
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