Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynn

Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynn
ebook, 40 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Melange Books, LLC 
Source: I received a copy through eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.
My Review:
This is a darling short story that's perfect to read in a sitting to get in the holiday spirit. Henry is a loner--one who is extremely talented as an artist. He quietly works diligently at his job as a museum security guard at nights and falls in love with a woman from a painting. For twenty years, he pines for her. When he decides to give himself a gift, as well as brightening this lonely woman's surroundings, he finds a Christmas miracle. 

Although there's a touch of fantasy, this story is wonderfully heartwarming.  Henry is a great character with a lot to offer. I love the way the story unfolds and the way Henry is portrayed. There's a lot of emotion and detail given to the way Henry thinks and acts and I enjoyed getting to know him intimately. This story is reminiscent to the movies Somewhere in Time (Collector's Edition) and Mr. Krueger's Christmas.

Content: some mild language; very mild romance; nothing violent or religious. Clean!

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About the Author:  

Aubrey Wynne
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.
Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2013. Wynne's humorous shorts Pete's Mighty Purty Privies ( Best Short in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads) and To Cast A Cliché are published with and consistently make the best-selling list on the UK site.

Aubrey's first love is historical romance and her recent medieval fantasy novella, Rolf's Quest, will be released in 2016 as a full-length novel. Aubrey's latest Christmas story, Dante's Gift, is part of the boxset Christmas Pets and Kisses and sold as a single.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It started my day out with a smile.

    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Aubrey! Such a fun story!!

  2. I loved this story and agree there's a lot of emotion in this short story. It was very sigh worthy

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Sigh worthy, indeed. :)

  3. I think I will have to buy it now, with so many glowing reviews!

  4. I so agree! This was a sweet story!

    1. It's fun to see so many in agreement. :)