Holidays: An Open Window (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by Rick R. Reed

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b

Blurb

Two men. One Christmas Eve that changes the courses of both their lives.

Henry’s homeless and only wants a warm place to sleep on the coldest night of the year. A forgotten open window in a darkened house entices Henry inside with the promise of warmth and comfort. He knows it’s wrong, but he promises himself he’ll be out before the owner wakes on Christmas morning. Except he oversleeps and the homeowner, Jim, discovers a bearded stranger sawing logs under his dining room table. When the shock and the drama that ensues dies down, Henry and Jim discover that they might have found, quite unexpectedly, the Christmas miracle they’d both been longing for—love and home.

 

Review

 

This was just a bit too maudlin for me with not enough of the happy to quite balance it out. While I really applauded the approach to looking at life through different lenses and the unique way the story was laid out, I kind of wanted to see more of the middle part that got glossed over.

 

It was sweet, short and sentimental.

 

3.5 of 5 stars

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Copy Generously Provided for Honest Review

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