This one is a short story, perfect for Christmas. It’s that time of the year when people who choose to be alone, or are alone – because of circumstances or life’s events – are looked upon with some compassion. But being alone is not always a bad thing. In fact, it is rather liberating, you don’t have to worry about upsetting anyone, or treading on anyone’s toes, and sometimes it isn’t really so bad to be alone. If you can be alone during the rest of the year, being alone during Christmas can be done too. Alone doesn’t always mean lonely 😉
I know, it’s that time of the year … I get it. But don’t worry, that particular day will soon be over, and in the meantime here is a nice short story about a young woman who also spends Christmas alone, and gets a lovely surprise. What better idea than getting lost in some Christmas romance?
First a Little Bit About the Author
Sudesna Ghosh, a graduate from the University of Rochester (US) and an ex-journalist, is a multi-genre author based in India. She is passionate about animal rights and animal welfare, and – like the character in her book – she lives with her cats.
Amanda, who is a little bit of a social recluse and – according to her – a “crazy cat lady”, has Christmas Eve all planned out. While others are celebrating with their family, she is having a nice evening with her feline companion, Bella, a bottle of wine, and some fruitcake. She just forgot one tiny detail.
Although she might have her festive dinner ready, she completely neglected to get Bella her special treat. So, a last minute emergency trip to the local store turns into a lovely Christmas surprise, not only for Amanda but also for her spoiled ginger cat.
A Christmas Tail is a cute short story with charming and lovable characters; and I enjoyed the way Amanda’s trip to the store turned out. This is the perfect feel-good book to curl up with on the couch on a cold winter night. Who doesn’t love a surprise at Christmas and a little bit of romance, especially if it’s caused by a demanding feline?
The story reads fast. I finished it in a few minutes. Well, I’m a fast reader and it only has twenty pages. 😉 I also loved the ending for all characters involved. I had a little smile on my face when I finished this book.
If you want a break from all the mad Christmas preparations, dive into this book for nine or ten minutes and lose yourself in Amanda and Bella’s tale. While it is advertised on Amazon as “the purrfect book for cat lovers” (and I agree 😉 ), I also think that it is a beautiful read for anyone who is looking for a sweet and romantic Christmas tale.
This book is available on Amazon, also on KU (Kindle Unlimited).
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