Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Proposal: A Christmas Short Story by Becky Wade {Review}

The Proposal by Becky Wade
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: December 4th 2015 
My Rating: 4 Stars
A cold night in Texas, a dream of marriage, a happily ever after....

Single mom Amber Richardson spends every holiday season working to give her young son the best Christmas possible and striving to ignore the empty chairs around her table, chairs she wishes her mother and father and extended family occupied.

She'd hoped that this holiday would be fuller and happier than the rest. Her handsome firefighter boyfriend, Will McGrath, has brought immeasurable joy and love into her life. Up until recently, they'd even been talking about a future that included wedding bells. Lately, though, the wedding talk has been nonexistent and Amber can’t help but worry that Will's starting to have second thoughts....

Until a fire station surprise brings very good tidings.
My Review:
I'm finding that I love these little snippets to tide me over between novels. With a short story, the details about a certain event can be very vivid. 
In this short story, Amber, a single mom, is on her way to the fire station to give her boyfriend his cell phone and has a tire blowout. Her thoughts turn to her son and the upcoming Christmas holiday and she thinks a lot about December 20th -- December 20th isn't a good day to die. As she walks the mile to the fire station, she reflects on her life.
The surprise awaiting her brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. This is definitely a sweet, heartwarming story.
Content: mild-moderate religious elements, as it's a Christian fiction; mild romantic elements. Clean!
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About the Author:

During her childhood in California, Becky Wade frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She?s delighted to be penning warm, wry, and heartwarming contemporary romances for the Christian market. She's the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, and Meant to Be Mine.

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

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