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.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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