A Letter from Danielle for January ’17

Hi Everyone,

There’s nothing better than reading a book and getting engrossed in the story with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or a mug of soup – especially in winter. And my new hardcover THE MISTRESS is officially on sale today! It’s the story of a beautiful young woman, living a life of abject poverty in freezing cold Russia, who is rescued by an extremely wealthy man of dubious ethics. She becomes his mistress and he saves her, and leads her into a glamourous international life. But eventually she has to confront who he is, how he lives, what he does, and who she has become at his side, and decide if that’s who she wants to be forever. It’s an exciting book about a glittering world where people get easily led astray, and danger lurks. I hope you love it!!!

When I think of January, I think of hibernation – of bears tucking into some cozy cave to sleep away the cold weather. And we all feel a little bit that way too. Many of us raced around for the holidays, buying presents, seeing family, entertaining friends, wrapping, baking, doing, maybe travelling in bad weather. And by the time the holidays are past, we are ready to tuck in for a long winter’s nap. In most places, unless you live in Florida or the Caribbean, the weather can be pretty miserable in January. Unless of course you’re a skier and the snow is great. But for the rest of us, some form of hibernation is the order of the day!

I fell over a suitcase on Christmas morning one year, broke a toe, and limped around through the rest of the holidays. A week later, I decided to stay home in freezing cold weather, put on my first DVD of Downton Abbey, which had been a gift, and binge watched the whole first season in a single day. And then spent the rest of January watching the rest!!

January is a great time to stay home, relax, tidy up, get long overdue small projects done, and wait for the weather to improve, and spring to come. By February, things will be looking hopeful. So I suggest you rest, relax, and stay warm! Maybe pick up a copy of THE MISTRESS and hole up for a few hours.

Have a wonderful cozy January!!



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