By Joanie Chevalier
I received free digital copies of both novellas from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Marlee is a fifteen year old girl who hates Christmas. She’s not always hated it, but she’ll tell you why.
I love Christmas stories, even if I’m not a Christian. I think its more about the belief than the religion. And this book had the perfect amount of Christmas and family and forgiveness in it.
Marlee has loved her father more than her mother. When she’s in bed, screaming because of nightmares, her father came to her, not her mother. Ad her mother’s anxiety problems and OCDs only make things worse between them. So when a terrible accident is fated upon Marlee, her life is completely different.
I loved this novella. It was short, emotion packed, no unnecessary romance, proper family story and describes the importance of little things in life, trivial or not.
Recommendation: If you love holiday stories without romance and filled with emotion, this is for you.
Join Marlee when she’s 21. And still not over her past.
This book did not live up to Save an Angel’s kiss For Me. Marlee underwent another traumatic event and she has to see a psychiatrist every six months. And during lunch, she heads over to a small cafe and discovers that she loves gossips. One afternoon, a few of her “cool” colleagues come over and she finds out that they think that she’s boring as hell. She tries to change. And fails.
This is a classic situation. One where I never thought I’d see Marlee in. I liked the parts about her being vile about her psychiatrist. Its so true! But otherwise, it was pretty, bland for my taste.
Recommendation: If you want to know what happened to Marlee after Save an Angel’s Kiss For Me, You should read it!