Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Don't Let the Light Go Out (2016 Advent Calendar - Bah Humbug) by L.A. Merrill


Ray Fine would like to forget Hanukkah even exists. The holiday holds too many sad memories for the young widower. When he’s paired with new convert Josiah Wilson in a year-long welcoming program at his synagogue, he doesn't know how he’ll get through eight days of celebration, let alone twelve months of guidance.

Josiah has enough on his plate—school, conversion, the holiday concert season—without becoming someone's shoulder to cry on. But when he discovers there's more to his new synagogue buddy’s sadness than a case of the “Hanukkah Blues,” he sets out to show Ray how much there is to live for.

The first blizzard of the season has other plans, though, and Hanukkah might be a lost cause if Ray and Josiah can’t plow through the snow—and their differences. Determined not to lose Ray to his own darkness, Josiah plans to teach him a lesson about the real Miracle of Light—and love.
Don't Let the Light Go Out (2016 Advent Calendar - Bah Humbug)Don't Let the Light Go Out by L.A. Merrill
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Short nice holiday story. It's about Hanukkah and how Ray hated it, since he lost his partner.
But then again, it's hard not to like Josiah. You know, there's some people who just stormed into your life and stay there, and there's nothing you can do except accept them and enjoy the moment?
That's Josiah. Because, Ray can't say no to him, and Josiah made him happy and embrace the holiday seasons again.
This one is nice, cute and fun.

* I received the ARC from Dreamspinner Press in exchange of a fair and unbiased review.*

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