I was listening to music today and created a Spotify playlist to go with The Night Before. (A short story I wrote, available for free through this link, for my readers.) The Night Before connects two of my novels, old and new--Silver Bells and The Lemon Orchard--through characters, settings, and heart.
I had this quote from The Lemon Orchard in mind when I wrote the short story: "The memory was too beautiful to say out loud. It was her treasure, and she had to hold on to it, to let herself dream that she would smell the lemons again, stand at the foot of her fathers ladder while they talked and sang and he picked fruit from the tree."
I hope you can read the story, listen to the music, smell the lemons, and travel back and forth between a lemon orchard in Mexico and a Christmas tree farm in Connecticut. Love will take you there!
Here is the Spotify playlist, inspired by The Night Before.