For the 12 Whatevers of Christmas, I have Susan Page Davis visiting today. Check out her list and see what you think. Did she hit pretty close? :)
And be sure to check out all her books!
My 12 Animals of Christmas From Susan Page Davis
1. Donkey—one of the few real animals actually associated with the original Christmas.
2. Sheep—Oh, yeah, they were there, too.
3. Cattle—If you believe the song, they were lowing in the stable when Jesus was born.
4. Doves—These are often associated with Jesus because of the dove that lit on him at his baptism. Then there were those two turtledoves in the 12 Days song.
5. Camel—well, it’s not actually stated in the Bible that the magi rode them, but we all believe it, don’t we? Those men from the east were wise enough to know a camel was the way to go, right?
6. Reindeer—going secular now. We can’t forget Donder, Blitzen, et al.
7. Turkey—a favorite to grace the Christmas dinner table.
8. Mice—they’re always there. Not a creature was stirring …
9. Chipmunks—I always loved Chip and Dale
and the way they destroyed Donald Duck’s Christmas tree.
10. Horse—Okay, we’re reaching here, but think of snow and a nice, brisk sleigh ride.
Who’s pulling it? Right!
11. Cat—in honor of our fluffy kitty, Sora, who loves to bat the ornaments so much that we gave her a bright red apple ornament to play with all year long. Make sure those low-hanging ones are unbreakable!
12. Partridge—I guess you can tell I’m getting desperate here. It’s in a pear tree, of course.
In The Christmas Tree Bride, Polly Winfield lives at the stagecoach station that her father operates and often sees Jacob Tierney, one of the drivers. But winter arrives on the prairie bleak and uneventful, and she confesses to Jacob that all she longs for is a Christmas tree. Will a stagecoach accident prevent him from making her wish come true?
This novella is #8 in the popular 12 Brides of Christmas series, sold separately as e-books. It’s also found in the paper collection White Christmas Brides, found exclusively in Wal-Mart.
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 50 novels and novellas in the historical romance, mystery, and suspense genres. She is the mother of six and grandmother of nine. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim.
Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com , where you can sign up for a free book drawing, subscribe to her newsletter, and read a short story on her Romance page, besides seeing all her books.
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Wasn't that fun? Thanks so much for stopping by with your list of Twelve, Susan!