By Melody Carlson
For Colleen, existence is spinning uncontrolled. She simply misplaced her husband, and her courting along with her younger grownup son Jamie is crumbling. should still she confess to him the key that has been haunting her for 20 years? Jamie has a number of secrets and techniques of his personal. whilst he publicizes his plans to hitch the army, Colleen makes a decision it is time for the 2 of them to make a journey together--to eire. the reality they detect there may well satisfy either their desires in a fashion neither ever notion attainable. An Irish Christmas is a charming tale of affection, deception, and mystery passions, from renowned and prolific writer Melody Carlson.
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Of course, Mom reassured me that it wasn’t my fault at all, and that Dad had been having some “serious heart trouble” for a couple of years already. Still, I felt miserable about the whole thing. Plus, I really missed Dad. I suddenly realized that we don’t really know what we have until it’s gone. So here I was stuck in Pasadena and suffering from many layers of guilt, which killed any desire to return to what had turned into a fairly lackluster road trip anyway. To ease my guilt, I volunteered to fill in at the shoe store for the remainder of the summer; it was the least I could do.
Mom and I drove to San Diego, and we all did our best to “celebrate” the holiday, but even my cousins were much quieter than usual, a cloud of sadness hovered over everyone. I think we were all relieved when the day finally ended and we could put our party faces aside. ” Uncle Richard asked as we stood around my mom’s white Caddie. He paused to light up a Marlborough, then took in a long drag. “I don’t know . ” Mom jingled her keys in one hand. ” Aunt Sally asked. “I thought maybe you’d changed your mind, Colleen .
I looked out the window in time to see a goldfinch lighting on a branch, then nodded. ” “But why Ireland? And if you’re worried about Jamie’s safety, you might want to think again. ” “It’s hard to explain . . ” Sally teased. “You think that because Mom named you Colleen means you’re Irish? Because I can assure you that’s not the case. She just happened to like the name. ” I chuckled. “Can you imagine being Gudrun? It sounds like a bad case of indigestion. And, no, my interest in Ireland isn’t related to my name.