First Christmas is a play on words two ways:
The owners of Barncastle Inn plan a month-long event reliving the events of the First Christmas for the guests who come to their inn.
Waverly and Alec’s love story mirrors aspects of Joseph and Mary’s story. Alec is about ten years older than Waverly, as Joseph was older than Mary. Waverly gave birth out of wedlock after a college fling. Alec gladly took her in as his assistant when the baby changed her plans.
First Christmas originally appeared in Christmas at Barncastle Inn, which is no longer in print. The Barncastle holds a favorite spot in my settings, the inn where guests can celebrate Christmas in any time period of their choice.
First Christmas also appears in Open My Heart This Christmas.