If there is something I like better than almost everything else, it's a confection I make every Christmas called Buckeyes. Now, hailing from the Buckeye state (Ohio) you might thing that is a given. Well, it could be. But there is no denying in my household that the combination of butter, sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate, is the ultimate flavor sensation.
That could be why I was drawn to romance author Lucinda Race's Peanut Butter Balls recipe in the It's a Dickens of a Cookie! recipe book. (Do you have yours? It's free. Click here.)
Newspaper reporter Tony Barbee may be a stranger to Vera, but Dickens is his hometown, too. He’s come to spend Christmas with the uncle who raised him. But Vera and Tony are in for a surprise when they find her mother and his uncle living together. Aren’t they moving too fast?
Tony and Vera share something besides relatives in a blossoming romance: a tradition that when they see the Christmas tree in the gazebo on the village green—a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting—they should make a Christmas wish. Though they resist their own growing attraction to one another, Christmas is a time of surprises and gifts, and the unexpected answer to a heartfelt holiday wish may bring Vera and Tony the greatest gift of all…