A Milestone Birthday – Is That What They Call It?

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

I bet all of you can relate to the passage of time – especially when it involves your own life. When I was a kid, I thought it would take forever to become a grown-up, and once that happened, in the blink of an eye I woke up one day and found I was a widowed gramma – one with many blessings, though, and hopefully privy to a few more blinks.

My oldest daughter Stacey treated me to a Disney World trip for this particular old-lady birthday where I was treated like a princess.

We stayed at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort, had yummy dinners, lunched at the Grand Floridian, and then she took me to a Dessert Party at the Cinderella Castle, with a front-row view of the fireworks.

On our last day, we went to Disney Springs and had a wonderful lunch at The Landing, and shopped. We had a most spectacular time, despite the fact my walking was a bit of a struggle, but that’s another tale for another time.

Before we left for Florida, I released my fun-loving tale Ripples Under the Sea as a single and it can be read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. https://www.amazon.com/Ripples-Under-Sea-Christmas-Tale-ebook/dp/B09RZK21TH

Here’s the Blurb: “Join marine biologists Merrilee & Travis as they’re swept away by the current of love in this charming tale of aquatic antics, sorrow, and separation as they live their dreams, and then some at the most wonderful time of the year.”

This story is also included in our Christmas collection entitled Unforgettable Christmas Promises: Unforgettable Blessings (The Unforgettables Book 24) Here’s the blurb: Ten New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you stories of love, wonder, and surprises. With puppies, mermaids, talking dogs, letter-writing snowmen, department store Santas, firemen, feuding families, and holiday traditions, these tales promise to make your Christmas merry and bright. So, grab your favorite yuletide beverage, curl up on the couch by the fire or in a beach chair by the ocean, and enjoy Unforgettable Christmas Promises, brought to you by THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD. http://uct/B09KZ2CC9X

As for me, my latest novella Just Horsing Around is available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Z282QB7

Here’s the blurb: Bella Sinclair has loved her neighbor, farrier Joshua Gable, her entire life, but love is blind and so is he, until a scoundrel Julian Martino moves to town. As Julian’s sinful antics disrupt their peaceful co-existence, if there were any to begin with, he inadvertently releases the couple’s smoldering attraction while they combine their efforts to rid their neighborhood of his unwanted presence.

Please join these two horse ranchers turned sleuths as they endeavor to purge their neighborhood of an unsavory character who’s destroying their precious Florida wetlands – and confront falling love in the process.

Thanks for reading my blog and savor every second of your existence. It goes by so fast. My current work in progress, Capture Me, Darling, touches upon that very subject. You will find that story in this exquisite collection: Unforgettable Blessings: Unforgettable Miracles (The Unforgettables Book 26)


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About Susan Jean Ricci

A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. Look for the soon to be published, and final saga Don't Bruise the Bananas 2020. Cindy and Jay's mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Please also consider the other stand alone works of fiction and short stories in Ms. Ricci's collection, with more to come later this year. A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, several of Ms. Ricci's titles have been recognized as the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner or Finalist in the IAN 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 2017, 2016 and as a Readers Favorite Gold winner in 2020, as well as a Bronze in 2015.

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