By M. C. Beaton
Unique booklet: 1999
Christmas is an historical Roman competition, to not be celebrated through good folks within the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has consistently enjoyed the festivities, yet this yr his relatives is traveling in sunny Florida. he's caught with the lengthy, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cranky outdated woman kicks off the vacations via reporting her cat lacking. Then the Christmas lighting fixtures and tree in a close-by village disappear quickly after the neighborhood council voted to permit undefined. As Hamish unearths how to carry Christmas to the Highlands and make a bit girl's goals come precise, he unearths -- to his pride -- that he has the simplest Christmas ever.
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His left hand felt…well, felt nothing at all, and he knew that was not a good sign. Begrudgingly, he roused himself from the king-size bed and made his way back downstairs to the kitchen. It was time to go. But first, the photographs. He slid out an iPhone from his jeans pocket. Taking pictures was not his cup of tea, but Cain42 had posted strict requirements, and Timothy intended to meet them all. Of course, he hadn’t intended to meet them today—he’d hoped to have a lot more time with his pet—but c’est la vie.
Good luck. And drive home safe. ” They drove home, predictably, in silence. Dr. Rosen had been right: the weather had taken a turn for the chilly. Rafe kept an eye out for black ice. This helped to keep his mind distracted. Esme had no such luck. The dying trees they passed on the highway offered little respite from her dark, dark thoughts. Eight years of marriage. Love, a family, a life. A beautiful child. Esme knew they were having trouble, but were they really that close to the edge? Could six months put an end to eight years?
He hadn’t moved far from the door. ” she asked him. “I…” She reached out to him. But once again: an interruption. This time it was Rafe’s cell phone, vibrating in his pants pocket. ” Rafe examined the screen. ” asked Esme. Rafe nodded and pressed Talk. ” Esme watched him as he listened. His parents, Lester and Eunice, had raised him in upstate New York. C. Otherwise, they would never have met. Eight years. ” Esme whispered. Rafe put up a hand to silence her. His face had gone pale. Whatever he was hearing was not good news.
A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth) by M. C. Beaton