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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Home for Christmas by Jan Ruth

Home for ChristmasHome for Christmas by Jan Ruth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jan Ruth.

Jan Ruth is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

A short story by Jan Ruth?
A trio of short stories by Jan Ruth? Hmm I thought.

Well, whilst I've been laid up in bed with doctors orders of keeping my leg raised I thought I would delve into these stories.

I wondered what I was going to feel like seeing as I didn't have the festive spirit at the moment, well.....forget that! This author has such a way with words that you fall head first into the first story.

My favorite was the first story, loved them all, but just loved how the first story ended. Its one of those stories where I though, oh heck, he's not going to do what his heart desires is he?

We've all been there, festive Christmas office parties, people drinking too much etc etc. I could see myself right in among it all. This chap is known as [his name] reserved. Hm I wonder why. When Pauline comes into the equation I was sure it would lead somewhere.

Being that I live in the UK and across the bridge from Wales where this authors stories are founded I love it.

The second book is a story of an ex marital affair. Hmm and what will go on over Christmas.

I am trying to not give anything away to spoil anything of these three major trio's.

I have read short stories in the past, some authors can pull them off, others fail miserably. This author has the equivalent of the pages just right, the endings are brilliant in each and everyone of them.

Having 'spoken' to this author via messages over time, I can hear her in each book she writes, she leaves a little of herself, brilliant writer/gifted author who gets better and better.

Do you want a good page turner leading up to the holiday? You won't go wrong with this one.

I would like to thank this author for allowing me to read it.

An emotive trio of stories with festive themes from the Welsh Mountains of Snowdonia.

Rudolph the Brown-Nosed Reindeer
Rick isn’t looking forward to his lonely corporate Christmas, but it’s the season of goodwill and magic is in the air.
An off-beat love story. It’s time Rick wore his heart on his sleeve, or is it too late? Lessons in love from an unlikely source.

Jim’s Christmas Carol
Santa and Satan pay a visit. One brings presents, the other an unwelcome presence.
Paranormal reality. Jim’s played with fire it’s time he got his comeuppance, but from who?

Home for Christmas
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. Fa la-la la-la, la-la la-la. Tis the Season to be jolly…
Romantic-comedy. Pip might accidentally find her true vocation, but the folly of her fibs are about to catch up with her.

* This publication is written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK

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