Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Orchard Hill

"Good Christian friends rejoice, with heart and soul and voice"

Watch for more Orchard Hill Romances in 2008

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Grace Place Christmas Party

Hi everyone,
Cora Applebaum here for Orchard Hill Highlights. In spite of her recent disappointment (see previous post if you haven't heard. But in Orchard Hill, news spreads fast so if you haven't heard you must be living under a rock!) Grace Randall is hosting her annual Christmas Party at the Grace Place this Saturday. Hot cocoa, cider and cookies for everyone! A few groups have signed up to sing Christmas carols, including The Orchard Hill Community Church Choir, a high school group calling themselves "Lambs to the Slaughter" (what are the young people thinking these days?) The Orchard Hill Ladies Choir, The High School Chorus class, and the Johnny Apple Seeds Barbour Shoppe Quartet.

It sounds like a lot of fun, but the big question in my mind is 'Will Riley O'Neil be attending this year?' It seems Grace is a bit miffed at him since he punched out Steve, her faithless former fiance, in The Grace Place. You have to admit, it was kind of nervy for Steve to show up there after leaving her at the alter a couple of weeks ago. Still we are commanded to "turn the other cheek."

Will you look at the time! I should be wrapping presents with Christmas coming up so soon! Maybe I'll see you at the Grace Place this Saturday.

Merry Christmas!
Cora Applebaum

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December Wedding Leaves Bride Out in the Cold.

Hi all,
Cora Applebaum here, for Orchard Hill Highlights. The whole town has been waiting for the wedding of Grace Randall, owner of the popular coffee house The Gracce Place and her high school sweetheart Steve. This dream wedding turned into a nightmare though, when Steve got cold feet and decided to warm them up in Hawaii with Grace's waitress Tami.

Grace was reportedly so upset when Steve's best man, Riley O'Neil of O'Neil's Handy Hardware, broke the news to her, that she locked herself in the ladies room and refused to come out until all the guests were gone. I looks like it will be a long, cold winter for poor Grace. Of course, she and Riley have been friends since kindergarten and he seems anxious to comfort her. What are the chances that Riley will be the one to thaw Grace's frozen heart?

Orchard Hill Community Church secretary Pansy Parker was overheard to say that she knew Steve was the wrong man for Grace. Does she have someone better in mind? I tried to reach her for comment, but she was unavailable.

Speaking of Pansy, she and Misty Green have been seen whispering in corners several times lately. It's no secret that Pansy and Misty usually fight like cats and dogs. When did they become so chummy? Have you finally buried the hatchet ladies? I, for one, hope so.

Faithfully submitted,
Cora Applebaum
Orchard Hill Highlights