Thank you to Mocha Memoirs Press for my free copy, in exchange for an honest review! Gosh am I glad I found this lovely little short story of just twenty pages. Let’s get into the review, I just loved it.
About the short story
Military widow Rhea Blackmon is forced by her late husband’s best friend Sebastian to attend Fort Mitchell’s Christmas party, much against her will. All she wants is to go home and be alone but Sebastian has other plans. He has a present for her; one that she will not soon forget.
Kim’s Review 5 Well Written, Surprising & Heart Warming Stars!
I came across this publisher on Facebook, offering avid readers the chance to read some free books. I picked this book as the title drew me in, I do like Christmas themed stories and I’ve never read a military one. The first thing I have to say is it’s just twenty pages, and therefore a short story. That said, it deserves five stars I feel from my reading experience, it’s length did not in my view as a reader take away anything at all. Yes, I did want more, when a reader says that it’s never a bad thing, a compliment to the author! We loved your work. Here’s what I loved about this little romance story.
Development– Like I said, this story is just twenty pages, but I found as soon as I read the first few pages the author really did do a great job at showing how the main character felt, over the loss of her husband. In such a short story, the feelings are developed well, I appreciated the author’s ability to draw me right in, and make me care about this lady’s story and her loss.
The writing style- clean, crisp, and a plot that moved along. I was very engaged. Read it in one sitting.
The surprise twist- my five star experience as a reader really was here! There’s an unexpected twist that just touched my heart. I don’t like to give spoilers, let’s just say it’s everything a romance lover could expect. The twist in the plot made me go ‘ohhh wow” and giggle a bit.
Overall, five stars from me, a well crafted short story and a good example of how to write an engaging plot in such little words. Romance was there, love, loss and happiness. What more could you ask for? I’d read more from this author!
Also free on Kindle Unlimited to read.