After losing her job and her boyfriend, Holly returns to her parents� farm. Embarrassed and hopeless, she doesn�t expect to bump into a forgotten childhood friend that wasn�t supposed to exist. Ivy is not only a dryad, but she lives in the pine trees Holly�s family grows to sell at Christmas. As the old friends reconnect,Ivy not only shares her strong opinions, but gives Holly a charm that will change both their lives. As days melt into weeks and the seasons change, Holly�s life magically turns around. Christmas not only brings surprises, but a choice for the human woman. What�s more important: stability, success, and love, or keeping a promise to an old friend?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Holly and Ivy based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Janel has a way of making the story flow. I love her transitions and details that she adds to a story. I do not read a lot of short stories because I often feel they are too short and can not give me the in-depth connection and details that I need to be drawn into a story but Janel manages to captive me even in a short story. Janel has created a wonderful read in general and an amazing holiday read too. I think that the holidays can be a wonderful and terrible time for many but Janel points out that it takes strength to not let the world stop you from believing in the magic. Holly and Ivy are two amazing characters and Ivy shows up when Holly needed her most. Ivy reminds her of the simplistic magic of the trees and childhood and the Donnie of Wahlberg. Sometimes you have to go back to the beginning to find the magic. Janel has created a story that is bright, clever, magical and revealing. It made me remember that the best magic is the magic we make for ourselves.