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Christmas in Pineapple Port

Pineapple Port, the 55+ community featured in my Pineapple Port Mysteries  is a real place with a different name and I spent Christmas there this year with my mother-in-law (aka Mariska). Yesterday we drove around the community to check out the decorations, because, what’s more Christmassy than that?!  I thought I’d let you see what we saw, especially since I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with a scene in a book where Charlotte is checking out Pineapple Port’s decorations, and now you’ll REALLY be able to picture them. 🙂

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I’d say more but I’m still so full of food I can barely move!


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Start Date: 11-17-2018End Date: 01-01-2019

A Birthday in December: A City Lights Romance (City Lights New York Book 2)

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Bah! Humbug! Some people are better off singleFor Geoffrey Monroe, January can’t come too soon. His Scrooge isn’t wowing anyone on Broadway. Once the holidays are over, he’ll be free of the role–not to mention his daughter’s resolution to marry him off–and able to resume his footloose lifestyle.But then Toni Piccolo, a young widow with an impossible daughter of her own, moves in across the street. When Geoffrey decides to teach their meddling offspring a lesson, he gives his best performance yet—as a man in love and ready to settle down.But can Geoffrey convince himself that it’s only an act?Get your Christmas sugar rush with this sweet romantic comedy short!Book #2 in the City Lights New York series of standalone contemporary romances.

Start Date: 12-26-2018End Date: 01-09-2019

The Vampire’s Mark 1: Dark Reign

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Four blood-sucking princes. A beautiful anarchist. One dangerous mistake.

Start Date: 12-14-2018End Date: 12-31-2018

The Greatest Christmas Gift of All

By Karine Saint Jacques

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Whether wished for or not, the gift of true love may come from any places this holiday season.Forbidden love.Second chances.Healing from loss…Irene McKinlay wants to help her adult children unwrap the mysteries of true love, but her own love life isn’t exactly tied up neatly. Her fickle ex-husband wants her back. But is she willing to give him a second chance and risk getting hurt again?Even a magical Christmas in Manhattan may not be enough for Anthony, Jake, and Gloria McKinlay to find the gift of true love with all the pitfalls, secrets, and romantic surprises awaiting them. Embracing forbidden love and testing the limits of love’s power to heal wounded hearts might be thrilling, but can they forge the kind of love that lasts forever?

Start Date: 11-30-2018End Date: 01-06-2019

Christmas in Venice

By maria grazia swan

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Amanda finds she has to do more than pet-sitting over Christmas holidays when Matilda the tortoise goes missing. Soon the neighborhood rush to help, but no one with more enthusiasm than a mysterious body guard of the recluse romance writer next door


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9 Responses

  1. Ellie

    I am amazed at the decorations !
    I live in a similiar housing area, and our houses aren’t decorated as nice as these !!!
    Thanks for sharing .


  2. Jean Gill

    Love all the lights. Should have seen a couple of the RV parks we’ve stayed at over the Christmas New Years break. Folks can be so ingenious.


  3. Laura Prime

    I’m a bah humbug ! I’m afraid
    When I’m driving all the flashing lights get on my nerves , thinking they’re anbulances or police cars! I’m not a fan I’d rather just not have them but don’t mind if others enjoy them ?


  4. Tanya

    What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your photos, they made my day. I’d love to be able to walk through the park myself in person.
    Looking forward to the next Pineapple ? installment, Merry
    Christmas ❤️


  5. Kit

    I also prefer light displays that do not flash, especially not flashing red, blue, or white since those are the colors most used by police and ambulance and fire vehicles or red or yellow where school buses run.

    But my biggest dislike is any lights NEAR THE ROAD where they can damage my night vision temporarily. In a few jurisdictions it is illegal to do this, but most places it is probably legal. However if there was an accident near your house as a result any party that did not recover money that covered all their damages could name you in a civil suit and might be successful or you might have to pay a lawyer to defend you. So even if it is legal to put the lights out to the edge of the road, please be considerate and keep the lights out of the ten or twenty feet nearest to the road and think carefully about flashing lights. Maybe if you feel that you must have some flashing lights you could settle for flashing green light pointing away from the road toward an evergreen tree decorated with white silver and gold ornaments. Keep the other lights out of the right of way and steady, not blinking.


  6. Kit

    I do like light displays as long as they are not really close to the road, and do not include lights that flash in colors used for emergency use. Unfortunately that is almost every color except green, since emergency flashers include red, yellow, blue, and white, which sometimes combine to produce orange or purple flashes as well. You would think that sometimes you would get green flashing too, but I have never seen that. Probably purple flashes would be fine in most situations, and even orange flashes in a few situations. But not colors that are intended to warn about emergency conditions. Not in outdoor displays. Either do not use those colors or do not include them with flashing lights.


  7. Janet

    Hard for a New Englander to get used to Christmas lights and decorations when it’s 80 degrees!



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