Author: Liam Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Christmas brings dreams of peace, love, and family time for most. Sadly, Russell Moore isn’t so blessed. Since his coming out and marriage prompted a less-than-joyful reaction from his religious parents, Russ has kept his distance to avoid their conservative disapproval. With his husband David deployed overseas for the second Christmas in a row, Russ gives in to the loneliness and takes his stepchildren to meet his parents for the first time, hoping the “goodwill toward men” spirit will overcome his mother’s zealotry.
But Russ’s Christmas joy is too quickly deflated by his mother’s unmet expectations, leaving Russ to ponder if peace, love, and perhaps matricide go hand in hand.
Imagine Christmas with your disapproving, judgmental family. Now add in your aspie seven-year-old and take away the love of your life. That is the setting for It’s Christmas Everywhere but Here by Liam Grey.
Not everyone has a dream Christmas. People have to deal with familial expectations, disapproval, and judgements. Christmas is the time for family, but not everyone has that picture perfect family to go home to. Some people have families that reject them in whole or in part just because of whom they love. Or more specifically what is in between the legs of the person they love. This story drives that point home. It also drives home that men and women are spending the holidays away from their loved ones while serving our country.
Despite the premise, however, it is an uplifting story. It is about standing up for yourself, your loved ones, and your love. It is about family and acceptance. If you are a fan of Christmas stories, don’t miss this one.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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