Author Grace Augustine
Things are buzzing in Acorn Hills as the community prepares for the annual holiday celebration. A huge parade in the New District, the ceremonial tree lighting in the park, the caroling along the river walk, and a feast for friends and family that you won't want to miss. Join your favorite characters as they play a game of hide and seek and find what was in front of them all along.
An excerpt from Holiday Hide & Seek, Book 4 of The Acorn Hills Series (this series is for mature readers 18 years of age and older)
"AND SO, IT BEGINS
“That should just about do it, unless there are any questions.”
Jordan looked around the room at The Art Galleria Administrative Board. No one said a thing.
“Good. You know if you have problems, need anything, or have questions, I’m always available. Thank you for giving up your Saturday afternoon to get the ball rolling. This holiday season will be upon us sooner than we think. I want to make sure it’ll be unlike any other in the New District of Acorn Hills.”
The meeting disbursed into the reception room of the Galleria. Jack Everling, pushed his walker, ambled slowly toward his son, and extended his hand, which Jordan grasped firmly.
“Son, you’ve done a great job with this place. I’m glad it all worked out. I’m proud of you,” Jack smiled and looked around the grand room.
“Well, Dad, all thanks to you and Louis. I’d almost given up finding a job.”
“Sounds like you have a lot of great plans for the holidays, a lot of great things happening here,” Jack smiled.
“Yes, I want this to be the best, most different, most elegant, most holiday season Acorn Hills has ever seen.”
Jordan’s excitement extended through his arms as he kept opening them up each time the word most came from his mouth. He sported a huge grin which made his eyes twinkle.
“Is Ginger on board with your plans?”
Jordan chuckled. Knowing his lovely wife, she would have things well in hand long before the nights they were needed.
“Dad, Ginger’s a micro-manager when it comes to events. She’s been doing this for years. What I’m worried about is not having enough jobs for everyone to do. The interest in this by the businesses, owners and employees has been phenomenal.”
Jack reached for his coat and Jordan held it as his father put his arms in the sleeves.
“You know your mom and I will do whatever we can to help. All you have to do is ask.”
Jack gave a brief hug to his son as he headed for the door.
“I’m counting on you to be Mr. and Mrs. Santa. That’s your official duty, Dad. Always has been!”Jordan looked at the lines around the eyes of his aging father made more prominent by the delightful smile from his son’s words. Realizing there weren’t going to be too many more holidays together saddened Jordan."