Good morning, folks. It’s Christmastime here on Cape Cod, and you know what that means! Wychmere Bay’s Local TV News Channel is running its annual “Man on the Street” feature from now until New Year’s. So sit down, grab a Christmas cookie and find out if your neighbors have been naughty or nice!
LOCAL NEWS: I’m here today with Chloe Richardson, a lifelong resident of Wychmere Bay and the pianist many of us have the pleasure of listening to at Wychmere Community Church on Sundays. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today, Chloe.
CHLOE: No trouble at all. The restaurant my brother and I own is closed for renovations over the holidays, so I didn’t have much going on.
LOCAL NEWS: Wow, you own a restaurant? That’s cool!
CHLOE: Yes, Half Shell. It’s a family restaurant, so that part’s cool. But it’s high-end, and I’m a terrible cook!
Thankfully, my brother’s a great chef, and I’m sure he’ll get the hang of managing everything once I head to Boston after Christmas. I’m finally going to complete my student teaching hours and get my teaching degree!
LOCAL NEWS: Good for you! How exciting! Teaching’s hard work.
CHLOE: I love kids, so it’s fun for me.
LOCAL NEWS: I heard a rumor that you live in an apartment above The Candy Shack. Is that true?
CHLOE: Yes, and it’s awesome! I moved in with Irene Perkins, the owner of the store, a couple of years ago. She’s a real sweetheart, and her fudge is so good!!!
LOCAL NEWS: What’s your favorite flavor of fudge?
CHLOE: Irene’s chocolate peanut butter fudge is out of this world, but I’ll try just about anything!
LOCAL NEWS: Even Velveeta fudge?
CHLOE: Totally! It doesn’t taste like Velveeta, anyway. Velveeta’s a secret ingredient that lets you make smooth and delicious chocolate fudge in as little as THREE minutes!
Here’s the recipe if you want to try it at home 😊: https://howtomakeeasyfudge.com/velveeta-fudge/
LOCAL NEWS: Um… thanks. Maybe.
CHLOE: Another secret ingredient Irene sometimes uses is roast beef.
LOCAL NEWS: Roast beef? Yuck. You can’t be serious.
CHLOE: I’m totally serious! Do you want to try some?
LOCAL NEWS: Thanks, but I’m going to pass.
Chloe smiles and shrugs.
CHLOE: Your loss.
LOCAL NEWS: Tell us about your plans for Christmas.
CHLOE: Oh, um, I don’t really have big plans. My brother and I will probably get together and exchange gifts, but we’ve kept things pretty low-key since our parents passed away. My friend Laura is hosting a Christmas Eve potluck at The Sea Glass Inn—it’s that fantastic old inn right on the beach at Sand Street—so that’s the big celebration. Lots of people from our church are going, so that’ll be fun.
LOCAL NEWS: And will you be celebrating with a “special someone” this year?
CHLOE: No. I was seeing someone earlier this year, but he…
Chloe waves her hand.
It didn’t work out.
LOCAL NEWS: Well, maybe Santa will bring you someone special in your stocking.
CHLOE: All I want for Christmas is to get my teaching degree, so Santa better not bring me any distractions!
LOCAL NEWS: There you have it, folks! Our friend Chloe will be leaving town in the New Year, so send her your best wishes before she takes off.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Chloe, the heroine of my new book, The Baby’s Christmas Blessing.
If you want to find out if Santa does, indeed, bring Chloe someone special for Christmas 🎅, the book just came out yesterday, and it’s on the shelves at Walmart until the end of October! If you prefer to buy your books online, you can order a copy on Amazon or any of the other major online stores.
I’d also love to have your help spreading the word about The Baby’s Christmas Blessing. There are a whole bunch of different ways you can help—everything from sharing a Facebook post to liking a review to retweeting my book cover. Each thing you do to help earns you an entry in my Giveaway for a $50 Visa Cash Card, too. 🙂
If you’d like to check it out, here the link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e9b68248/
A second chance at love… with a newborn as matchmaker!
Nothing will be merry about Steve Weston’s Christmas if he doesn’t find a nanny for his newborn nephew fast. But the best choice is Chloe Richardson, the woman he pushed away years ago. He has a second chance at making the season’s joy last for a lifetime—unless he allows old wounds to separate them once more…
From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.
Have you ever made your own fudge? Would you try Velveeta fudge? What about roast beef fudge?