Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Henry’s homeless and only wants a warm place to sleep on the coldest night of the year. A forgotten open window in a darkened house entices Henry inside with the promise of warmth and comfort. He knows it’s wrong, but he promises himself he’ll be out before the owner wakes on Christmas morning. Except he oversleeps and the homeowner, Jim, discovers a bearded stranger sawing logs under his dining room table. When the shock and the drama that ensues dies down, Henry and Jim discover that they might have found, quite unexpectedly, the Christmas miracle they’d both been longing for—love and home.
Short, heartbreakingly sweet, and perfect for the holidays! All that absolutely describes Rick R. Reed’s Christmas short story An Open Window. The author had me blubbering and reaching for the tissue box by the second paragraph and kept me sniffling all through this wonderful, heart tugging holiday romance.
It’s poignant, puts certain things into perspective and yet still leaves the reader enveloped in love and warm feelings and this couple with their HEA. I definitely recommend you put this on your Christmas list of stories to read, but make sure you add a packet or two of tissues to go along with it.
Cover art by Paul Richmond. It’s the 2017 Advent Stocking Stuffer Overall Cover filled with humor and good cheer!