by Allison K. Garcia, Kathy Macias, Linda K. Rodante, & Cynthia Marcano
My review is for two of the four stories in this collection. One is a short story and the other is a novella. I enjoyed them both.
A Tamale Christmas by Linda K. Rodante – This story did a great job of capturing the feeling of being on a college campus. I really felt for both of these main characters. Jessica juggled being a student and a single mom, while Manny was a new student to campus. I enjoyed the way Manny was able to teach many of the other students about his Christmas traditions. Manny and Jessica’s love story was very sweet.
La Familia Es Todo by Kathi Macias – This is a quick little story, yet it packed a lot of emotion into its pages. I really liked the way the author described this family, with members who sometimes frustrated each other, ran late, and didn’t always appreciate the value of family. It was a sweet tale that left me feeling uplifted.
I received a complimentary copy of this collection. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
La Familia Es Todo — Kathi Macias — A large, once-close family that has drifted apart for various reasons. Will their longtime tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve be enough to bring them back together?
Navidad & Familia — Allison K. García — When a blizzard traps the Campana family in their trailer on Christmas Eve with no electricity, internet, gifts, or Christmas decorations, will they drive each other crazy or will they discover the true reason for the season?
A Tamale Christmas — Linda K. Rodante — She’s an unwed mother at a Christian college. He’s a Latino student who left home and career to attend. Will the secret one of them carries keep them apart or will God perform another Christmas miracle?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Cocoa — Cynthia Marcano — Every Christmas, Isidora Lopez tries to spend her way into the hearts of those she loves, while Firefighter Gabriel Ramirez has spent his, trying to move on from a lost one, until a chance encounter unexpectedly sparks both their lives.
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