Trish Ackerly never expected to cross paths with Ian Rafferty again, but when she spots the former bully of her childhood years through her bakery window, she thinks she may just have been given the best Christmas gift ever: the opportunity to finally give Ian the comeuppance he deserves.
But clearly she does not have a knack for this whole revenge thing, because before she can make good on her plans, Trish gets inadvertently drawn into Ian’s life in an unexpected way that lets her see just how different the man is from the boy he used to be. In fact, much to her astonishment, she actually starts to like the guy.
Trouble is, Ian doesn’t know who she really is, and explaining it to him is going to be a little difficult now—which is bad news, because Trish is starting to realize that all she really wants for Christmas this year…is Ian.
|Publisher:||Christine S. Feldman|
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About the Author
Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and, to her great delight, she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts—and has even won a couple of them. In 2012 one of her screenplays was featured as a staged reading in New York City at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival (http://www.gsiff.com/content/staged-screenplay-reading-1), and later that same year she signed her first publishing contract. When she is not writing, she is teaching kindergarten, puttering around in her garden, ballroom dancing with her husband, or doing research for her next project.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the Storyline! Characters were Fun! Look forward to another story by this author!
I guess it sort-of screws things up when Trish is all ready to belatedly tell off that jerk Ian who used to torment her back in adolescence--only to find that this jerky guy is rather appealing now, for more than one reason. Oh, and it also doesn't help much that Ian's no longer a jerk. Author Christine S. Feldman's Christmas novella, Pastels and Jingle Bells, has the kind of premise that can make for a quick, pleasant, forgivably flat, and rather forgettable read. Now, quick, it is. Pleasant, it is. But flat or likely to be forgotten about as soon as you've flipped the last page? Ah, not so much! This funny, romantic little book builds on its premise with substance: not the kind to weigh the reader down but enough to make the story more than just something kind-of cute. There's loving anger and empathy, nicely developed connections between characters, and not all humorous stories get actual, audible laughter out of me, but this one did. A smart and engaging opening to a series I plan on continuing.