by Marilyn Leach
Our toast it is white, and our ale it is brown,
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree;
With the wassailing bowl we’ll drink to thee.
The Gloucestershire Wassail
But how is the English New Year celebrated in 2016? I can tell you how my English friends and I celebrated it not long ago.
In England, Christmas and New Years are not a couple of especially noted days; rather, it’s an entire season that lasts for weeks. And New Years is not the end of it. There’s the Celebration of the Epiphany on January sixth, too.
From the singing greeters of old, to the revelers of present day, shared wishes were bestowed toward one another for a prosperous and healthy New Year. And, may the blessings of God’s goodness come to you, as well, in 2017.
And a happy New Year as e’er he did see.
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Are you an Agatha Christie fan? Does the thought of an English village make you long to grab your passport and head across the pond? Are cozy mysteries your cup of tea? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you won’t want to miss Marilyn Leach’s newest release, Enigma of Fire.
Intrepid heroine Berdie Elliott, a vicar’s wife whose sleuthing skills were honed as an investigative reporter, faces her most challenging mystery yet when her husband’s former military comrades come to the sleepy village of Aiden Kirkwood for a sculling regatta. From its riveting prologue to the final resolution, this story showcases Leach at her best.
Amanda Cabot, CBA and ECPA bestselling author
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