Thursday, December 20, 2007




"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house..."

Actually I saw a mouse the other day. It nipped up on to the stoop, bold as brass, and helped itself to a snack from the crumbs left out for the half-tame robin that visits every day. He should look out for the neighbourhood cat who's also started dropping by looking for tasty snacks!

Catching up with the news, Elsje in South Africa won THE BABY PLAN. I posted a load of books yesterday to winners not just for the Advent Calendar giveaway, but for Kate Walker's Christmas Stocking, too. I hope they all arrive safely.

Behind the door today is THE SHEIKH'S GUARDED HEART. A grieving man, a desperate woman saved from certain death, and a beautiful garden. Lucy owes her life to Sheikh Hanif and sets about healing his heart, as he has healed her body.

And Hanif's young cousin, Sheikh Zahir, makes his first appearance, too. This is the moment when his feet are set on the path that will eventually take him to London and his meeting with Diana Metcalfe, a highly unsuitable bride for a sheikh...

For a chance to read this story, email me at liz with Day Twenty-Four in the subject line and your name and address in the body. And tell me the most memorable Christmas gift you ever received.


Jan Jones said...

My cats frequently guard the bird-table, Liz. Just to make sure the food lasts longer, of course...

Kate Hardy said...

I can just picture that mouse :o) Wonder if he was related to the ones who chewed my son's carpet, the other year? (The actual nest was in the ceiling of what's now my office, aka daughter's floor. So Mousie bypassed the neat, tidy girly room and went straight for the messy one where he thought he might find a snack...)

Michelle Styles said...

LOL on the mouse.

I once discovered a mouse in the chicken feed bin. And show him to the cat. Said cat took one look at the mouse and took off in the opposite direction.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Liz Fielding said...

So many mice... :) And all so bright.

God bless cats, everywhere!