Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 DSP Advent Calendar Stocking Stuffer Review: An Open Window by Rick R. Reed

Title: An Open Window
Author: Rick R. Reed
Category: Holiday, Contemporary
Pages: 21
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.

4.5 Stars

Christmas Eve 1997 finds Henry homeless and wandering the streets just trying to stay warm and alive, while the same night finds Jim wondering if, after his latest attempt at romance blew up in his face, he’ll ever find someone special to love that will him back.

Two men, both needing something different, but maybe what they really need is each other.

This was a sweet and emotional story. It both broke my heart and gave me hope, and while the story is short, it’s filled with warmth, tenderness and love. Well-written, very enjoyable and recommendable!

*copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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