I cannot determine which is my favorite of the three: each have their moments that jump to the forefront, yet surprisingly do not overplay on emotions and sentimentality that is often found in stories about the season.
The writing is descriptive and clearly leads the reader along the journey of the story; most lasting only a few hours on Christmas Eve. The stories often feel much like those told each year, the “do you remember when” stories when everyone struggles to find the most dramatic or funny moments to share with the group. As such, each has a common moment that strikes a chord of memory in the reader, setting off their own series of memories of the season.
Truly a book worthy of a quiet fireside read, especially in the holiday season.
Title: Broken Christmas: Three Stories of Christmas
Author: David S. Henderson
Genre: Anthology - Short Story, Holiday Themed
Published by: Self-Published
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Broken Christmas is a compilation of three short stories about Christmas.
In the first, “Fourth Wish,” a skid row resident finds himself leading a trio of privileged but neglected youths on Christmas Eve. Through their journey the homeless man fulfills their Christmas wishes, showing that sometimes those who need help the most are the ones who help others the greatest.
The second; “Best Christmas Ever,” is an eight year old's “glass half full” remembrance of a Christmas Eve his parents would rather forget.
The third story, “Broken Christmas” tells of a soldier who leaves the frozen battlefield behind and goes home for Christmas via his dreams.
A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.