December 7th – Books N Pearls


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Hello everyone! I run Books N Pearls Book Blog. I’d like to share a holiday memory and recipe and introduce you to an awesome author.

When I was growing up, we spent every Christmas Eve visiting my grandparents. My grandmother invited her sisters and their families, in addition to her own three children. We all ran around like mad people, pushing each other to play the broken piano, eating more cookies than we were allowed, and drinking Grandma’s special punch. It was orange (in color), tasted so delicious, and I could never get enough.

When I was planning my sixteenth birthday party, I asked my grandmother for the recipe. She was hesitant, and told me I had to make a substitution… because her secret ingredient was peach schnapps.

So I’m going to share this recipe with you. I hope you try it and enjoy.


Grandma’s Holiday Punch

1 can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 can frozen lemonade

1 can frozen pineapple juice

1 can of either frozen peach juice or fill a can with peach schnapps

2 liters of Ginger Ale (I have also substituted any lemon-lime soda)

16 oz orange sherbet

Stir together well, add lots of ice

For a fun addition, freeze maraschino cherries in orange juice ice cubes.


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Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly

Bound to earth when his powers are ripped away, Armand settles into a mundane existence in a small Spanish village. With the exception of his brother Crone, the jinn has not seen his family in decades. When he discovers a dark-haired beauty has rented a local villa, he sets his sites on the art of seduction. But what he discovers could change his life forever.

After a bitter divorce and a lacking love life, Makayla finds her muse is missing in action. At the urging of a friend, she travels to Spain in the hopes of writing her next best seller. When a mysterious stranger comes bearing a welcome gift, she finds herself attracted to his intense blue eyes and killer body.

What begins as desire in the steamy nights of Spain, quickly leads to a bond neither fully understand. However, when evil emerges from the shadows, they must choose between Makayla’s mortality and Armand’s freedom.

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