Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Seeking Christmas (Ocean Mist Short Story 2) by Brenda Maxfield, Book Review
The Christmas season has eighteen-year-old Courtney crossing the state line with her little brother Dennis to rendezvous with the man who deserted them years ago. Courtney remembers him only as the tall man who ran away. Dennis doesn’t remember him at all.
Courtney is furious, but Denny is curious. Will their meeting result in a happy Christmas memory or another miserable disappointment?
I wasn't sure what to expect from this short story. I really thought it was a stand alone book (whoops) but I think it falls into a series. That said, I didn't feel lost or confused, I was fine considering I haven't read any of the other books. The story was compelling and I was easily drawn in. I felt like I needed to know why Courtney had such conflicting feelings toward her father. Although this is a short story it does not lack in emotion or depth! I was left wanting more information and answers about this family and their lives. I am hopeful that Maxfield has other books written or is writing another. This is a great short story that illustrates an important principle.
You can pick up your own copy of Seeking Christmas via Amazon.
I received an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Books Are Sanity!!! at 1:00 AM