"The Sweetest Christmas Eve" and Ms. Hallinan were on the road the weekend of Dec. 3-4th and visited shoppers at "The Christmas Mouse" shop in Williamsburg, VA. The Christmas Mouse is an iconic store in the Virginia Tidewater region — actually six stores — that have been entertaining visitors for decades. The stores feature every conceivable holiday gift and ornament in a wide variety of prices. Filled with gorgeous Christmas trees, fully decorated and in various themes such as "western" or "wine" the helpful staff suggests decorating ideas and points visitors toward popular gift choices. On Saturday, the staff made the Turnberry Press team right at home, set up our table in a premium location and allowed us to meet-and-mingle for hours.
From the street, the Christmas Mouse shop on Richmond Road in Williamsburg is a handsome and spacious store. The number of visitors through the store is simply amazing, which is partially due to the long history of the store and partially due to the astounding array of products, gifts and decorating items on display.
The store offered Ms. Hallinan a very convenient spot for her book-signing, and the line of visitors who stopped, chatted and often bought the book was impressive.
Ms. Hallinan, signing a book for a customer. Every book is individually dedicated and Ms. Hallinan always writes a personal note to that reader, envouraging them to further explore the wonderful world of books.