December Holiday Reviews 2012 – One A Day – #22

To get everyone into the mood for celebrating winter, the final month of the year, or any of the many religious and non-religious festivals that will occur this month, we’re showcasing reviews for a range of holiday-themed books here. One a day, and since the books on the web site are all from this year, we’re giving books from previous years some extra attention here on the blog. I hope you’ll join us in having a look at the “Golden Oldies”!

This story “is a wonderful story which made me smile and re-appreciate the meaning of Christmas”, reviewed by Serena. You can also find the full review on the Rainbow Book Reviews site by clicking here.

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Book Blurb

For Jesse Connor, Christmas is nothing but a series of bad memories. It takes a man imbued with the spirit of Christmas to help him realize that the Christmas spirit lies in everyone–if they only know where to look.

Book Review

This is a wonderful story which made me smile and re-appreciate the meaning of Christmas. I loved reading about Jesse, who is totally disillusioned. Christmas is ruined for him, and while it isn’t clear, at first, exactly what happened, the gradual revealing of his reasons added a nice extra layer to the story. Equally, the gradual thawing of his heart as he meets and gets to know Gabriel is the perfect setup for a heartwarming story. It is an interesting variation on the Christmas grinch storyline.

Jesse has more problems than ‘just’ hating Christmas now (as if that wasn’t enough). His muse and creative inspiration have suffered as well. Being sent to Eden Vale, the epitome of all things Christmas-y, seems like a punishment at first. But from the moment he is there he can feel the magic, even if he doesn’t want to admit it at first.

Gabriel, whom we only see through Jesse’s eyes, is a great guy. The total opposite of Jesse, in terms of community involvement and happiness with his life, he manages to convince Jesse that there is more to life than disappointment.

If you like warm stories, two men meeting and slowly falling in love, and if you’re looking for a true Christmas romance, you may like this story.

DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Silver Publishing for the purpose of a review.

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  1. Jesse’s Christmas | RJ Scott

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