Carlos Mendez spends all year working hard at his Houston-based landscaping business, and he sends every spare penny he earns back to his family in Mexico. By the time the holidays roll around, he doesn’t have much patience for the unadulterated greed and consumerism paraded past him. But a chance meeting with his neighbor, Ned Williams, and Ned’s cancer-stricken daughter, might help to remind him of the real meaning of the season—something beyond the gaudy lights and extravagant displays—something he wants to be a part of.
Popcorn Garlands by Ariel Tachna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This could be way much better story if only Carlos spent more time with his love interest instead with everyone else. Of course it was needed, but this is a very short story, imo the time he spent with his friends and neighbors and other kids instead of Ned and Sonia, should be shortened.
I was not satisfied with it.
I wish Ned and Carlos and Sonia should have time more together.
I felt sad for Sonia, but well, miracles happens ... Let's hope for the best :)
* ARC was provided by Dreamspinner press for a fair and unbiased review.*
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