This year in the Quilters' Book Club, we've read two of Marie Bostwick's books - A Single Thread (first in her Cobbled Court Quilts series) and Between Heaven and Texas. Kensington Books recently released a special Christmas book called Secret Santa. Inside are four short stories, including "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" by Marie.
"Though Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumor has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: is it ever too late to find love?"
Other short stories in the book include "Mister Christmas" by Fern Michaels, "Nightmare on Elf Street" by Laura Levine, and "Room at the Inn" by Cindy Myers.
I have given away two copies of Secret Santa (to winners Julie Fukuda and Bonni) and have three more copies to give away, thanks to the generosity of Kensington Books!
Here's a Christmas cookie to enjoy while reading your favorite Christmas story!
Christmas Sugar Balls
1 cup shortening
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
Red and green sugar
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
3. Stir in water. Add flour and mix just until combined. Stir in nuts.
4. Shape in one-inch balls and roll in red or green sugar.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool before removing from cooking sheet.
Is there a book you'd recommend for the Quilters' Book Club to read in 2014? (It can be a book by an author we've already read or a book by a completely new author.) Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below and enter your name for a chance to win a copy of Secret Santa. I will draw the winning names on Wednesday, November 20.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.