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Time for the Holidays: Dreamspinner Advent Calendar Story Summer Santa by Ward Maia

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Sam is a journalist struggling with the recent transfer to his magazine’s Brazilian office. He doesn’t speak the language and isn’t all that familiar with the customs. It also isn’t easy to make friends when you’re the new guy. Then there’s James, his friendly and gorgeous coworker, who is so out of Sam’s league, he knows he doesn’t stand any chance with the handsome Brazilian.

Just as Sam is preparing to spend Christmas away from his family, an unexpected surprise spins his lonely holiday plans around. Another unforeseen gift is James’s offer to show Sam some of the city’s holiday traditions. With his significant low self-esteem, Sam doesn’t know what to make of James’s offer and apparent interest. Can some last-minute decorations and an impromptu meal make Sam’s apartment feel more homely?

Maybe everything could come together in a wonderful way—if Sam can find the courage and confidence to accept all James wants to give.


I just love holiday stories and Summer Santa doesn’t disappoint. This short story is full of pining, self-doubt and crazy family members. Sam is faced with going through the holidays alone in a new country, but his zany family ends up coming to the rescue. Sam ends up connecting with his co-worker James during this time and they embark on a sweet, new relationship. I loved everything about this sweet little story!!

5 stars

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