Stolen Gift Excchange
By Bettie Boswell
A Christmas in Ohio Anthology St6ry
When a Christmas gift is stolen, Honey and her friends Loretta and Annabelle must solve the mystery before the season comes to an end.
Loretta’s stolen painting of Edmund’s long-lost wife will lead the trio on a merry chase when someone takes it from a locker while they are in a senior aerobics swim class. Edmund planned to celebrate Christmas by giving himself the gift of a happy memory of his one true love. He is upset to find out about the missing portrait.
Loretta pleads for time to redo the painting before New Year’s Eve. He agrees on the condition they report the robbery to the police, who can’t promise to help until after the holidays.
In the meantime, the ladies make a list of suspects and mount their own investigation into finding the culprit. Little does Honey know that their search may lead to an unexpected romance.