The Week: 12th – 18th December

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Our summer roses, still managing to grow, despite some hot, sunny days.

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Summer Sunset

So, this week, after more than 1.5 years, Daniela’s murderer and rapist was sentenced, after finally being forced to confess (and after being filmed running from police after being recognised). He didn’t get the worst sentence, but he did get a couple of decades.

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Good to see this week that the frighteningly pro-Russian and anti-Ukrainian (even after MH17!) Dutch finally ruled the large collection of ancient gold artifacts from Crimea, that were on display in the Netherlands when Russia invaded Ukraine, must go back to Ukraine. Sure, it’s about the only thing anyone has done to help since the invasion and annexation of Crimea, but it’s something – for once.

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Another year, and another set of Christmas cards to Ukrainian family returned because of the war with Russia.

My review of More Than Friends (Kendrick Place) by Jody Holford

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My review of Pony Express Christmas Bride (Saddles and Spurs) by Rhonda Gibson

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Book-Based Christmas Movie

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What I’ll be picking up this week.

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Cover Love

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One of the funnier titles with “Christmas” in it…

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Cover Love

The woman looks too much like Lily James, but I love Harlequin’s Christmas covers for their historical romance line. Firstly, because the winter theme means they keep their clothes on! Secondly, because you never see hats on heroes!

Oh – and thirdly, because I like the winter look to it.

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