Hey! Want a great Christmas/Holiday story by a (sadly) author that is not that well known (but should be!)? If so, I want to highly recommend the Advent story “Christmas Grace” by C.L. Miles from Dreamspinner Press. Here is the blurb:
Christmas has been a lonely time of year for Aaron since losing his family fifteen years ago. But now he’s seeing Craig, and though Aaron is sure they belong together, both have been hurt in the past, so they’re taking things slowly. So far, Craig has been supportive of Aaron’s struggles with anxiety—struggles that cost Aaron relationships in the past.
On Christmas Eve, Aaron is closing his bookshop when Craig surprises him with a specially planned evening. Will this be the night they take that final step and deepen their physical relationship? Aaron hopes so, but things aren’t that simple. Craig has been keeping a secret…. Can Aaron take his place as part of a family again and accept the love he’s missed for so long—or will he find that some deceptions are too big to be forgiven, even with the help of some Christmas grace?
What is so wonderful about C.L. Miles is how she breaths total life into her characters. From the moment you begin reading them, they feel so real and you quickly come to care for them. There is meaning in her stories and this one is no exception. It’s all about trust and how when you are starting a relationship, you have to expose yourself. And in this story you find out that miracles do happen when one of the two men doesn’t reveal all that he should have. But this is the holidays and it is a romance so love does conquer all. “Christmas Grace” is a very sweet story, and I fell in love with Craig and Aaron and I think you will too!
Ms Miles went through some health problems and dropped off the map for a few years but now she is back! And back with a lot of warmth and grace and Christmas cheer!
Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/christmas-grace-by-cl-miles-9087-b