Author: Jae and Fletcher DeLancey
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/29/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Winter Holiday
Twelve lesbian fiction authors bring you a heartwarming collection of holiday-themed short stories.
From a tattoo artist hiding an origami angel in her lover’s desk to a seventy-year-old woman hesitating to accompany her partner to a family celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, this anthology will delight you with romantic holiday moments.
Authors: Alison Ruth Solomon, B.A. Caldwell, Blythe Rippon, Caren J. Werlinger, Catherine Lane, Chris Zett, Eve Francis, Jove Belle, Lois Cloarec Hart, Lyn Thorne-Alder, Patricia Penn, Ruth F. Simon
No one does a holiday anthology better than Ylva
This is by far my favourite winter holiday anthology. It contains 12 stories by wonderful women designed to leave you with a sense of love, hope and acceptance. Again this year, the proceeds of this anthology will be donated to charity so you will be giving a gift while getting one with these tales. How perfect, even for a Scrooge like me!
Since reviewing each story would take too much space, I will just share a bit about the ones I liked best.
S.Clause by Blythe Rippon is a fanciful tale about Santa’s Sister Selena and Rudolph’s purple streaked hair and nose wearing grandaughter Lara and Mrs Clause’s sister Zaida. This starts as a good vs evil but in the end peace rules the day.
Catherine Lane’s Chatting with Charli is an emotional piece of magic that made me tear up in a good way. HS Coach Alyx feels her life slipping by her and she believes she doesnt make a difference to her students anymore. During a school assembly, a former student lets Alyx know that because she is openly gay it meant that maybe she (the student) was ok too and deserved to be happy. There I more to the story than that but I dont want to give anymore away.
The tale I loved most is that in More than a Holiday Romance by Chris Zett. In this story Laura sends her sometimes lover Carol 24 letters reminding her of the sexy vacations they have taken. There is a really lovely surprise waiting for Carol on xmas eve…. Its SO good!
All of the rest of the stories are completely worth a read too. I wonder what your favourite will be…
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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