Teaser Tuesday: Merry and Bright & The Wee Free Men

After their greeting, Cooper paused and stared out at the sweeping view of the waterfront, lit up with sparkling lights. All too familiar with the view, Jayson barely noticed the scene. The white-and-green ferry gliding across the dark waters of Puget Sound looked like a beacon steering toward Bremerton. The entire Seattle waterfront was lit up in a festive holiday scene.

~ Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber, pg. 21

"So why did Miss Tick put a spell on you?" 

 "Her? Huh, she couldn't do that," said the toad. "It's serious magic turning someone into a toad but leaving them thinking they're human. No, it was a fairy godmother. Never cross a woman with a star on a stick, young lady. They've got a mean streak."

~ The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, pg. 77-78