Frances had spent nearly a month preparing for this day. It was Christmas Eve and the day that all of the family and friends of the de Rocheforts would descend upon the Château de Rochefort and stay over the season’s festivities. There would be Hsu and Daniel as well as Cody Jean and their entourage. Also invited were countless others. Even Caroline would bring Stelios to celebrate.
Now that the day had arrived, she was making herself busy all around the Château and in town with Amarante and the other staff to make sure all was ready. In spite of the incident involving the baked goods that had been made, everything was at the ready for the arrival of the guests.