Monday * A movie,a book and a hot toddy

So on Monday I usually post about our weekend trip or what we did over the weekend, But my boys where not feeling well so we stayed home ate soup and they napped . While I  watched a lifetime movie ,read a book and ended the night with Granny’s hot toddy recipe. The perfect Saturday night at the Jungs. Lisa 

The Movie : Hometown Christmas 

Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town’s live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close, uncovering a hometown love for each other and the joy of Christmas that both never really faded away. “Hometown Christmas” is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Emily Moss Wilson and Marcy Holland serve as writers and Emily Moss Wilson directs.

Filmed in Lafayette area – Its always fun to pick out the scenery. Lisa 

The Book :  written by local authors with portion of sales going too the Cajun Navy .

Community. Courage. Compassion.

Hometown Heroes brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate everyday heroes.

From paranormal to contemporary to historical, there’s something here to fill everyone with the spirit of the season.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to helping neighbors in distress. 

“Courtship and Courage” by Carrie Dalby 
Witnessing the race riots before the soldiers left for Cuba during the summer of 1898 didn’t stop Claire O’Farrell from opening her heart, but it prevented her from wanting to share it. The stormy Mobile Bay winter proves the right catalyst for Joe Walker to prove his devotion to the woman he loves, though Claire is determined her choices have made her unworthy.

“When Time Stood Still” by Chelsi Arnold and J D Boudreaux
Jacqueline Jones needs a change. Abandoning her Upper East Side apartment, she’s looking for an adventure, or maybe a challenge that will make her heart race. Nick Lapointe, once a member of the Cajun Navy, bids the bayous farewell, seeking less destruction and more beauty in the world. Together in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee she has her hands full with the tall, handsome, and infuriating Nick. As for him, the five-foot-two beauty may be just what he needs, if he can survive “Hurricane” Jacqueline.

“Hobbes House Noel” by cj petterson 
Merrill Cowper rents her beloved Hobbes House lakefront cabin to a stranger and becomes an unlikely hometown heroine when she saves his child from a watery death. This will be the year she learns that the best Christmas gifts don’t always arrive wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow. Sometimes they don’t even fit under the Christmas tree.

“Talking in Code: A Christmas Homecoming” by E.A. Hale 
In 1919, as a suffragette for equal rights, Evelyn Thompson arrives at the ammunition factory for her regular supervisor shift. She learns that she’s been terminated for the flimsiest of reasons: to make room for a war veteran whose battlefield heroics have earned him celebrity status in Oklahoma. When her father hosts a Christmas gala with the Choctaw Code Talkers as guests of honor, she is drawn to the courageous and dashing Lieutenant James Clayton, until she discovers that her job at the factory was handed over to him! An accidental explosion tears apart the factory but brings Evelyn and James together in a selfless display of heroics that has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with love.

“Safe Haven” by Jolie St. Amant 
Letting go is never easy, and for Haven Cross, it’s almost impossible. Every year at Christmas, she returns to the Chateau Rouge and relives the moment her fiance’ proposed and the grief she felt when he was killed in action. This year, however, the enchanting hotel has other plans for her and for the charming musician, Chance Montgomery. Will Haven be brave enough to leave the past behind and embrace a new beginning? 

Granny’s Hot Today recipe: 

  • Cup of hot Tea
  • tsp honey (more) 
  • Lemon 
  • a shot of Bourbon (grown ups) 

It’s the same bottle  used for fruit cake, egg nog  and bourbon balls.  That she made someone else buy and hide in the cabinet. 

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