Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Proposal by Becky Wade

I enjoy Becky’s writing. This short story was a fun read to follow Undeniably Yours (a Kindle freebie at the writing of this blog post). 

Let’s get to the summary:

A cold night in Texas, a dream of marriage, a happily ever after....

Single mom Amber Richardson spends every holiday season working to give her young son the best Christmas possible and striving to ignore the empty chairs around her table, chairs she wishes her mother and father and extended family occupied.

She'd hoped that this holiday would be fuller and happier than the rest. Her handsome firefighter boyfriend, Will McGrath, has brought immeasurable joy and love into her life. Up until recently, they'd even been talking about a future that included wedding bells. Lately, though, the wedding talk has been nonexistent and Amber can’t help but worry that Will's starting to have second thoughts....

Until a fire station surprise brings very good tidings.

And now, my review:

This short story is an addendum—an epilogue to Undeniably Yours. I read the novel a long while ago with several books between then and now, so it was difficult to recall the characters and the story. For that reason, I recommend reading them in order.

Loved how the author kept coming back to the phrase that December 20th was or wasn’t a good day for this or that. Cute, recurring words, reminding us of the date/season.

There was a Christian bridal theme in the heroine’s words to the hero. I’ll let you find it.

This short (story) had a story arc, and in that way it stands alone. But since this e-book is centered on one main event, and because I couldn’t quite recall the earlier story, I was a little disengaged (sorry for the pun). At the same time, she did touch my emotions near the end. Good writing does that. Overall, this is a feel-good story Becky’s fans will enjoy.  

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