Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: A Christmas Promise
AUTHOR: K.C. Wells
PUBLISHER: Island Takes Press
LENGTH: 216 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017
The last thing Micah Trant expects to find in the snow by the side of the road, is a badly beaten man. But when Micah discovers his identity, it feels like more than mere coincidence is at work here. Like modern day Good Samaritans, he and his dad offer the stranger a place to recuperate. After all, it’s almost Thanksgiving, and Greg is in no state to travel home. It’s not an entirely altruistic move: Micah wants answers, and he’s not the only one.
Greg cannot believe the way things turned out. The odds of Micah being the one to find him have to be astronomical, but he accepts the kind offer. As days become weeks, Greg learns more about Micah’s family, and comes to realize that staying with them for a Wyoming Christmas might just provide him with the answers he’s been seeking.
The magic of the holidays will also conjure up something neither Micah nor Greg expected…
Ok, so A Christmas Promise is not what I expected and definitely not your regular holiday story. It’s not light and fluffy but thought provoking, also heartwarming and heartbreaking at times. It will give you all the great feels do not worry for a minute but the writing style is a a bit more serious, more solemn than you would expect from a holiday read.
The plot is kind of out of the ordinary for a Christmas story but I really liked the idea and also the execution. A Christmas Promise is probably one of the author’s best books so far.
The writing is solid as always and pretty flawless. The characters are real and I truly love the past elements woven wonderfully into the plot-line. Long lost lovers are very intriguing. Long lost lovers who could never fulfill their true love for each other are even more heartbreaking. The way these paths cross is truly unique and memorable. I love the pace, the slow development of the events, the way all the small details come together bit by bit, and we are able to put together these elements like a puzzle while living through all those emotions with our characters.However, I would have liked a bit more background on our young guys and also some closure on the attack would have been nice.
I really like the family we meet here and the careful build-up of Greg and Micah’s relationship is very well written. We get to witness one of the most tender, most romantic first kisses ever. These two simply cherish each other and from a tentative friendship they are morphing into something more, something real, something forever.
If you are looking for a bit more depth, a bit more emotional holiday read with great characters, a memorable plot, this one is a good choice for you.