Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer — in that order (mostly). When not homeschooling her youngest four, doing laundry or fixing dinner, she writes or reads romance of any genre, some sci-fi/fantasy, and some suspense. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and writes regularly for two blogs. In addition to all that, she loves animals, likes to do needlework (knitting, crocheting, and sometimes cross-stitch), and is a fan of Once Upon a Time and Dr. Who.
All Things Vintage
by Ginger Solomon
I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart. I like being a stay-at-home mom. Going here and there all the time is not my cup of tea. Not all women are that way. Margaret Holberg, the heroine in my recent release, Mr. Christmas and Miss Scrooge, isn’t. She’s a go-getter and likes to be busy.
And she loves all things vintage. She styles her long blond hair in a forties style, and she loves to wear classic dresses and shoes. When I searched Pinterest for vintage clothing, I found a number of items I thought she’d like to wear. Some of them I fell in love with, too. Others, not so much.
I mean I would never drive a red 1963 VW Karmann Ghia T34. It’s just not my kind of car. But it’s hers, and she loves it.
I wouldn’t walk around in high-heeled cowboy boots either, but she considers those “dressing down”, though she does like to run and owns a pair of running shoes. Her favorite heels are black pumps that have white tear-drops and are tied with a black ribbon. Or her black and white polka dot heels that have a peep-toe.
Margaret also loves dresses. She prefers the 40s and 50s styles—nipped waists and either long flowing skirts or knee-length pencil skirts.
One particular piece of jewelry that Mitch Silverton, my hero, gives her is a vintage charm bracelet. I fell in love with it when I found it on Pinterest, and knew she would love it as well. I love cameos, hearts, and flowers.
How about you? Is there something vintage that pulls at you, even if you can’t afford it?
The Mistletoe Springs animal shelter loses their grant, endangering the lives of countless stray dogs, cats, even birds and turtles. The community attempts to save the shelter by running a Christmas in July fundraiser. Groups of volunteers scramble to get all the details together while managing their personal lives. For ten people, love gets in the way.
Mr. Christmas and Ms. Scrooge
Mitch Silverton agreed to be in charge of decorating for the fundraiser. And he needs his boss, Margaret Holberg, to donate her family’s vast array of decorations to make the day unforgettable. BUT…
She’s not sharing. Christmas is not a holiday she wants to celebrate in July, and saving the animal shelter is not high on her list of important things to do. He wants her to share more than the decorations. He wants her heart. Will he succeed in changing Miss Scrooge into Mrs. Christmas?
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