Re-edited and updated version of a free series written in 2008.
Ethan Holmes and Barry Moffit have been in love since they were kids. These stories -- re-edited for quality content and given a Winterheart Designs cover -- were written in 2008, in part as a protest over the passage of Proposition 8 in California. They follow the course of Ethan and Barry's love affair in ten year intervals from the moment they first admit it, at prom in 1978, to a major breakup and reconciliation in 1988, to a family vacation in Hawaii that turns into more in 1998, and election night 2008, a time of deliberation and decision.
This version includes the bonus holiday (also previously published) story “The Cursed Noel.”
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four manages to find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.” Her published books include Crossing Borders, Epic award finalist St. Nacho’s, Drawn Together, Physical Therapy, Blue Fire, Fugitive Color, and Jacob’s Ladder from Loose Id, The Long Way Home, from Aspen Mountain Press, ePistols at Dawn from Samhain Publishing, and Notturno, Stirring Up Trouble, and Vigil from MLR Press. Readers can contact her at email@example.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was great to see their love grow through the decades! It was very realistic in that all events weren't happy ones. In real life there are some roses and sometimes more thorns.
Ethan and Barry left me spinning at moments. The opening scene is after a heartbreaking betrayal and breakup. There are flashbacks and jumps forward every ten years so we get to see them in a new light. I loved watching their growth. Ethan starts out as so selfish and narcissistic and by the end he is the polar opposite. He's almost afraid to tell Barry what he truly wants. Barry has tons of depth. He fights for what he believes in, what is right and he won't change or conform to make others more comfortable. I was impressed with his willingness to forgive Ethan. The both of them are the picture of commitment, complete and true. Adult read
A very sweet and lovely story. Overcoming hard times and developing an enduring, passionate love makes for a great read!