Thursday, December 14, 2017

#Felines Sleep in Heavenly Peace--#Cats This week by Karen Rose Smith

The other day when I was listening to Silent Night, one of my favorite Christmas carols, some of the words made me think of my furry family.

All is calm...
Sleep in heavenly peace...

When I watch the felines sleep, a sense of peace and contentment fills me that helps me escape the stresses of everyday life and appreciate the simple things that overshadow the complexities of the outside world. I truly appreciate that I can find that peace, not just at the holiday season, but throughout the year. My Christmas wish for you is that you will be filled with much love and an abundance of peace each and every day of the new year.     

Below are photos of the Smith family felines sleeping calmly and dreaming of Greenies and Little Friskees!

Halo has always been a beautiful sleeper.
Miss Paddington prefers to find a quiet
spot to herself for an afternoon nap.

Paddy always rests best in the
arms of Halo, her mama.
Zoie prefers her special pad next to my pillow.

Freya is totally at peace in both of these photos.

Zander varies his napping positions.

London spends most of her senior days napping.

Bonnie and Clyde seek the warmth of the sunshine
on sunny days when the temperatures are slightly warmer.


Coming December 26
A new cozy mystery series
Daisy's Tea Garden Mysteries

Book 1

In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals—but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . .
Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective—so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy’s Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey’s grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn’t want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart—but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey’s murder.
Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene—and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt’s name and bag the real killer before things boil over . . .
Includes delicious recipes for Iris’s Lemon Tea Cakes and more!

Click on the link below to read an additional blog entry by Karen  
every Thursday on the Cozy Chicks blog


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. This award-winning and bestselling author will have her 100th novel released in 2018.  At present she is working on two mystery series for Kensington Books--Caprice De Luca Home Staging cozies and Daisy's Tea Garden mysteries. From time to time, she also writes romance for Harlequin Special Edition.
Karen and Zander

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks and does watercolor paintings rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 

©2017 Karen Rose Smith

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