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Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Cursed Miracles
SERIES: 2016 Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar – “Bah Humbug”
AUTHOR: Meg Harding
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 54 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2016
Two hundred years ago, on Christmas Eve, William Mashinter was frozen in time, cursed by his wife to roam the world on his own, waiting for the love of his life to find him. The love of his life, whom she killed. Time hasn’t healed this wound, and William is tired of the happy holiday and the constant reminders of a love that’s been taken from him. But then the impossible happens, and maybe… maybe he can get a new Christmas perspective.
Brady Gallagher has lived three different lives, always aware of the first and most important, yet unable to find the man who will fill in the missing pieces and let him know he’s not crazy. He encounters him at a work event, of all places, but is he willing to throw everything else to the wind and embrace the miracle laid out before him?
Two hundred years ago, William Mashinter and his “secret” lover Brady Gallagher were torn apart by William’s crazed wife. Both Brady and William had managed to evade marriage far longer than either had expected, because back in the 1800’s pretty much all of the young rich “the ton” were expected to make advantageous marriages. William was forced by his father into marrying Jennifer just because it would be good for the family business. William and Brady decide to do what a good portion of other married men do – keep their male lovers in secret.
When Jennifer confronts William and Brady about their continued affair they discover that she is holding a grudge for long time over something that was not even their fault. They all are at a Christmas Eve Ball when Jennifer confronts the men and this is when they discover that Jennifer is a witch. As it was a full moon on this particular night when Jennifer put a curse on them it was all the stronger. The curse was that William would always look the age he was then, 28, just as she stabs Grady in the heart Jennifer curse’s him to always remember this life as well as every life he’s lived, every time he is reborn. He will pine for William and he will never have peace until William does and William will never know peace until he is reunited with Grady again.
Two hundred years later and William still hates Christmas with a passion! William has travelled the world over, several times, looking for Grady and trying to find someone, anyone to lift the curse Jennifer put on him. They can all see it but no-one can lift the curse. Whilst William is attending his work Christmas party he thinks he’s going crazy as he’s almost positive he’s spotted Grady and he’s a chef at the event. Please take the time to read Cursed Miracles to find out what happens to William and Grady after they reunite at the Christmas party.