Today’s eight sentences come from my holiday release from Mocha Memoirs press, Holly and Ivy. I don’t know about you, but it’s been hot as all get out lately, so I’m ready for a little Christmas in July! This is the tale of a human woman, Holly, who has suffered a lot of life disappointment and has to move back home. There, in her family’s Christmas tree farm, she re-discovers Ivy, her childhood dryad friend. This bit is after they’ve had a heavy conversation, and Ivy offers her own prescription for Holly’s troubles.
She paused and took a long breath, much longer than I or any other human could possibly inhale. Before my eyes her skin became greener, infused by the crisp clean air. “You need to be in the trees, Holly. Mortals refuse to understand that they must live where things grow. Now that you’re home, let’s play!” She leapt over my head and landed effortlessly beside her home tree, staring at me expectantly.
Maybe it was being back home or maybe it was just being back in the good fresh air, but her suggestion made me giddy. It suddenly sounded like the exact prescription I needed, the one thing I’d been missing through all those frustrating years.
After losing her job and her boyfriend, Holly returns to her parents’ farm. Embarrassed and hopeless, she doesn’t expect to bump into a forgotten childhood friend that wasn’t supposed to exist. Ivy is not only a dryad, but she lives in the pine trees Holly’s family grows to sell at Christmas. As the old friends reconnect,Ivy not only shares her strong opinions, but gives Holly a charm that will change both their lives. As days melt into weeks and the seasons change, Holly’s life magically turns around. Christmas not only brings surprises, but a choice for the human woman. What’s more important: stability, success, and love, or keeping a promise to an old friend?
**** This title is on sale until July 31!****
Holly and Ivy available at:
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