The only Rockies I’d ever known were the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Rockies baseball team, of which my late husband was an avid fan. You can learn more about that by reading My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds, which, along with a couple of my other books, is available from Smashwords free for the rest of the month. Please see below for details.
I was surprised and delighted to learn about a type of Christmas cookie called Rockies from fellow author Carol Farnsworth in her post. You can click here to read my review of Carol’s book, Leaf Memories and learn where you can buy the book. Enjoy!
Christmas Rockies were the last cookie selection I made this year. This is a favorite of the whole family. It is filled with walnuts and dates. John talks of his Grandmother Helen making small loaves of a bread. For years, he thought this was fruit cake. Now, we make cookies instead of the cakes.
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Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
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Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?