A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology
HOMME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by JONATHAN PENN
Cade Bishop is finally on the mend from a traumatic event that happened almost five years ago. That healing didn't really start until last April, when he met Alan Troxler.
Alan has problems of his own, but he's noticed over the last eight months that the more time he shares with Cade, the more easily he's able to put his troubles to rest.
They're traveling together to Asheville, North Carolina to renew a Christmas tradition that was an important part of Alan's past, and to introduce him to Cade's parents - one of the few worries he hasn't been able to let go.
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ABOUT BOUGHS OF EVERGREEN
Boughs of Evergreen is a two-volume collection of short stories celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity. Penned by authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, these are tales of the young and the not-so-young from many different walks of life.
Themes of family, friendship and romance take readers on a journey through some of the major holidays, both past and present, including Thanksgiving, Advent, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Year. In each we find at the very least hope, and often love, peace and happiness.
Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization [USA] providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
|Publisher:||Beaten Track Publishing|
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About the Author
Jonathan grew up in The South. While new to the world of writing, he has been inventing tales for at least fifty years. He was probably also making stuff up during the two years prior to that but, as this was his pre-verbal period, there's no evidence one way or the other. An armchair linguist, he has taught himself to ask, "Where is the bathroom?" in seven languages. He gardens, and enjoys red wines, theatre, cooking, singing and, of course, writing. Jonathan reminds himself every day how fortunate he is to have shared the best and worst of the last thirty-three years with the man of his dreams. He loves hearing from readers, so please add reviews at Amazon and Goodreads, and feel free to email him and friend him on Goodreads and Facebook.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this holiday book as I got to see more of Alan and Cade eight months into their relationship. These two have really grown and built what they have. Alan is struggling with being home for the holidays for the first time in twelve years. Meeting Cade's parents, juggling what is left of his own family and all the memories of Christmases past have him a bit off kilter. This time it's Cade who is his rock. I really, really want to see at least one more book with Cade and Alan reaching their HEA.