Title: The Healing Power of Eggnog
Author: Jamie Fessenden
Narrator: Robbie Ravena
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 12/01/2013
Audiobook Release Date: 12/05/2014
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Will Sutherland hasn’t been home to see his parents in four years—not since they reacted badly when he came out. This Christmas, he’s finally worked up the courage to go home, where he’s surprised to find they’ve taken in a boarder. Ryan Bennett is just a couple years younger than Will, cute, sweet… and openly gay.
As Will deals with his jealousy of the man who’s been receiving the love and acceptance he was denied, Ryan finds himself falling for Will’s brooding good looks. But Ryan also suspects the Sutherlands may be using him as a pawn in their long-standing conflict with their son. Will this Christmas finally tear the family apart, or is there a chance they can put their hurt and anger behind them?
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package “Heartwarming”.
My View – Story:
The Healing Power of Eggnog was a Christmas story centered around a dysfunctional family and the man renting a room in their house. The main focus was understanding past mistakes, healing a family rift, and asking for forgiveness. For such a short story, this one had great characterization. It also had well developed history, some well deserved angst, and good growth and maturity. My only issue was that the love between Will and Ryan felt forced and way too fast.
My View – Narration:
This is my first experience with Robbie Ravena. His voice was easy to listen to and he did a good job portraying emotions.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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