A Special Gift from Gram V
November 26, 2013
In a city the size of New York, everybody is nobody until somebody notices them. Each day, millions of people pass in the shops and train stations and on the sidewalks, close enough to touch, but never reaching out.
When a holiday season robbery attempt by two of the city’s most dedicated delinquents goes awry, a unique one-hundred dollar bill is set loose on the streets. As it passes from the hands of a visitor with a mission to a woman held hostage by sorrow to a sales clerk with a lion’s heart to a waitress with a world of responsibility to a pastry vendor with a past to a young attorney in the midst of a career crisis to a wise cab driver to a mysterious traveler, the bill inspires strangers from different walks of life to reach out to each other, intertwining their destinies, and illuminating the life-changing magic of receiving A Special Gift from Gram V.
The Wish List
December 5, 2013
Kelsie almost has it all - a supportive family, a business she loves, and a close-knit group of friends who can be as meddlesome as they are fabulous. The one thing she doesn't have is a girlfriend, and, as the last unmarried member of the brigade, her cohorts aren't about to stand for that.
During a night of drunken frivolity, Kelsie's friends concoct a plan. They are going to send a letter to Santa on her behalf, asking for a girlfriend for Christmas. It's all fun and good humor for Kelsie until, the very next day, she meets Randa, a seemingly perfect woman who possesses all the attributes her friends specifically requested for her in their letter.
When a chance encounter brings another woman into Kelsie's life, though, she begins to wonder whether perfect is necessarily right and if Santa could have been way off the mark.