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One of my goals for 2019 is to get the last Marita/Angel/Charli book into readers' hands. I'm close...maybe Santa will bring me writing time for Christmas.
Aside from Charli and Anna, Angel is the youngest female character, so perhaps it makes sense that she's also the most young at heart of the adults. She barely remembers Christmases with her mother, but she has fond and vivid memories of the Christmases her dad worked so hard to create for her. As a child, she reveled in all of the magic that was a part of the season and, as she grew up, she recognized how hard her father worked to make up for her mother's absence, especially at Christmas. Whether it was baking cookies with her grandmother, decorating the tree with her father or coming downstairs to presents and Christmas music on Christmas morning, Angel loved every detail of Christmas. And this Christmas, pregnant or not, she wants to keep as many of them as possible.
Angel put a question mark beside Charli’s name and flipped the page. Christmas was less than a month away, leaving her with two choices: cut back on the holiday preparations or delegate. Either way, the starting point was the same. Choose what was most important and prioritize. Tree (Jim), cards (can be done from bed!), shopping (online), outside decorations (Jim does those anyway), cookies….
The baby kicked again, and Angel put down her pen. In a few weeks, they’d be celebrating Christmas with Charli, and, this time next year, Angel would finally celebrate Christmas with a baby of her own.