The gossip mill is churning about who’s taking whom to the New Year’s Eve Square Dance and Ball. Rumor has it Officer Robbie McGraw has invited Holly Snedegar to come as his date. No one’s surprised since his police cruiser is often seen outside Holly’s house. Robbie says he’s just checking in on Holly and her little ones after their trauma with Holly’s ex-husband Frank, but the town gossip says it’s something more. Holly had a crush on Robbie back in high school, but she’s been through a lot so she’s not ready for a new relationship yet. However, a do-si-do or two wouldn’t be too much of a commitment.
Speculation that the town’s most eligible bachelor Paul Taggart was staying home after having his heart broken when Claire Parker married Tim Arbuckle is untrue, according to his legal secretary Verna Hinkle. She says Paul has already asked her to save a Virginia reel for him since he’s going stag as always. Many hearts will flutter when the handsome lawyer steps onto the dance floor now that there’s hope for the other ladies again.
Will we see Sharon Sydenstricker on the dance floor or will she spend another New Year’s Eve with her horses, claiming she has two left feet?
And everyone wants to find out what the new Mrs. Arbuckle will wear since she’s got some fancy fashion notions from her time in New York City. Will she come as an urban cowgirl or a down-home country gal?
No matter who’s there and who dances with whom, a good time will be had by all, since as Martha Graham said, “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” We all know there’s lots of passion in Sanctuary!