Miss Dominguez’s Christmas Kiss

When Lourdes Dominguez moved into Mrs. Gomez’s boarding house, she was assured by the landlady that sharing a room with Marisol Pascual would suit them both–and it did.

Miss Dominguez’s Christmas Kiss is a historical romance short story that takes place in Ciudad Real.

The Scent of History: A Microstory

The truth is, I don’t need my notes. I can smell the provenance of each work, as surely as if scent had been woven into its fibers. Just one graze of my fingertips on a yard of Toile de Jouy and the pungent scents of pastoral France, heavy with lavender and vineyard dirt and fresh-baked bread, rises into air.

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