A Note from Jodi Thomas
Sometimes a picture from the past can inspire a story.
A tintype of a Dallas hotel during the early years was worth that thousand words the moment I saw it. Or in my case, the old image was worth about a 20,000-word story, which is now titled “One Night at the St. Nicholas” and included in A Texas Kind of Christmas. In one night, two couples fall in love in an era where there is little time to think of forever.
Step into the past with me to a hotel where the Wild West collides with a lavish Victorian party—where people see each other in shadows and find honesty and dreams blended with longing . . .