Poppies For Christmas
Publication date: November 15th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
A celebration of love without labels. Itâs easy to be brave with you by my side!
Popular DJ Dexx finds himself positively smitten by the precociously pristine Poppy Paris. Too bad sheâs already taken by an older boy, Declan Davies, a beautiful model with a thriving career, and a perfect family. By a dreamful stroke of chance, Dexx finds himself invited to spend Christmas at the Davies home by a gorgeous girl, granting him the opportunity to pursue the precious Poppy. But in his quest to win her over, he unlocks a world of imperfection and insecurity, where people are picked on for their disabilities, speech, appearance, and eccentricities. For Poppy and her friends, love trumps labels, and everyone deserves a brave friend to stand by their side. What gifts will Dexx discover this Christmas? Will he ultimately find true love, or will he discover something even greater?
You are invited to read a powerful story about living with autism, but not letting it define you, about being bullied, but carrying on with determination and grit, and about having dreams, but not giving up in the face of adversity. Come celebrate something beautiful with Poppies for Christmas.
Favorite Christmas memory.
My favorite Christmas memory occurred just last year! With a bucket list filled to the brim with dreams and wishes, a family trip to Disney World for Christmas seemed like a far off fantasy. Thankfully, I got that ticked off my list last December.
Iâve been a Disneyphile since I was five when I made that first magical trip to the Kingdom. I begged my parents to take me every year. In my opinion, if it wasnât a Disney trip, it wasnât a worthy vacation destination. Now that I am a mom to two beautiful daughters, Iâve taken the family several times. Seeing my daughtersâ little faces light up the first time they saw that castle will last me a lifetime. But Iâd never been for the winter holidays.
As long as I can remember, Iâve always loved Christmas decorations. Driving around in my car to see the lights has always been a passion, and a family tradition started by my mother when I was a young child. Now, I like to pack the kids in the car and drive around to different neighborhoods in the area. We enjoy lightshows, especially music ones. So, Iâve always wanted to see how they decorate and celebrate Christmas at Disney with my family.
Luckily, I finally had the opportunity to make our dreams come true. We stayed in a Little Mermaid- Under the Sea room. It was so enchanting. The lights and decorations around the complex were amazing; trees with every ornament imaginable, toys galore, wrapped presents, tasty treats, and goodies in every nook and cranny. Every hotel, every store, every park had a different theme. At night, in the Magic Kingdom, they had fireworks that ended with snow falling on Main Street. We walked around at night drinking hot cocoa, and eating gingerbread cookies. The kids got to see Santa, eat cookies and drink lemonade on Christmas Eve. That night, we ate a beautiful African buffet meal before we nestled ourselves in our cozy beds. Even the other hotel guests decorated their windows in lights, tinsel, and stuffed toys. This was an incredible wonderland and beyond.
But, the most important part about this Christmas was the time spent with my husband and two children. We got the luxury of relaxing together, talking to each other, and spending uninterrupted quality time with one another. We werenât on a busy schedule, running around in our hectic lives, missing each other. We got to lay by the pool, sleep-in late, and have some wonderful experiences that will last a lifetime. Thatâs what truly meant the most to me, and made it a Christmas I will never forget.
Stacy RenÃ©e Keywell enjoys spending time misusing, mispronouncing, and misspelling languages, especially in her native tongue, English. When she is not stargazing or daydreaming she creates adventures for her family to conquer. Besides following her whimsical dreams, Stacy likes to sing to the music in her head, dance poorly, and compose non-sensical words. She is also the author of Forbidden Sky- Book One of the Dark Wing Series. Stacy resides in Michigan in a little house in the woods with her husband, and two daughters.
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