Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Paxton Peterson’s favorite day of the year is his annual Gay Boy Christmas dinner. He’s checked and double-checked his to-do list, because nothing stresses him out like the unexpected. Confident everything will run smoothly, Paxton embarks on his yearly snowshoed hike through the Rocky Mountains near his home. His perfectly planned evening is cut short by Logan Charles’s careless enjoyment of his brother’s snowmobile, and Paxton is stranded in the woods. It’s the worst thing that could’ve possibly happened to him—or maybe the best.
Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce by Brandon Witt was that unexpected present you find under the tree, the one you have no idea what’s inside from the shape or in this case the title. What Brandon Witt delivers is a delightful tale of a annual hike gone wrong when he gets hit by a snowmobile. The characterizations are realistic, the scenes beautifully rendered, glowing yet natural, and the men funny and real.
I so wanted to spend more time with them and to see what happened as the door shut behind them. No instant love, nothing more remarkable than a new connection that sparkles and might turn into something wonderful for the future. I loved this story and hope that the author will take this couple and revisit them in the future.
Love Christmas stories but without a lot of sweetness or holiday overtones? This is the one for you.
Kindle Edition, 25 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press