Christmas is not looking very merry for Penny Havers – she won’t be seeing her family for the holidays; she hasn’t had a girlfriend in forever; she can’t get her stories published. When two young women are hired at the shop where she works, Penny begins to think her luck may have changed. Penny is about to learn that, when Christmas works its magic, what you hope for isn’t always what you get.
An excellent short story that will put you in the Christmas spirit. This is a delightful romance, well written, fully rounded and fleshed out in a very small and sweet package.
Ms Werlinger always delivers excellent stories. Her works are well written, well considered, well thought out. Her characters are deep and multi-dimensional. Her romance is tender and delicate. And over-all we end up with a gentle but heartwarming tale that thaws the cockles in an almost Dickensian style.
(publisher review copy received)