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Book Review: An Australian Christmas In New York (Mistletoe Madness) – Sean Kennedy

An Australian Christmas in New YorkThis was an oh-so quick romantic story of an Australian guy in New York getting homesick for Christmas down under. Vince has been living in New York for the past four years with his partner Chuck. As Christmas approaches, he found himself missing the tradition of the Aussie holiday. Little did he know, something’s up as the big day arrives…

The title itself was a clear giveaway. I loved short stories like this one. It makes me feel good and happy. It’s only a few months before Christmas and this story makes me homesick for Christmas at home. What a happy shorty. Yup, go read it you saps! *grin*

 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Sean Kennedy was born in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.

You can find him at http://www.seankennedybooks.com

Book Review: Pleasures with Rough Strife (Mistletoe Madness) – J.L. Merrow

via Goodreads

via Goodreads

There’s really not much to this story. Philip Luccombe is the reclusive owner of the manor and the estate where young Danny Costessey does his poaching. Danny had an accident while picking up mistletoe after poaching and was brought inside the manor where he meets Phillip, the master of the house for the first time. Instead of condemning Danny, Philip surprises himself and Danny with the turn of events that may lead into something unexpected.

It was actually a fairly quick read with succinct narration. Set just a few years after the First World War, it does have a side of bleakness and somehow a glitter of hope concerning both Danny and Philip. It’s an okay read but nothing really special.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars