Nell Iris' Christmas

Advent calendar: day 2


Behind door number 2 of the advent calendar, we find Hope Is the Thing with Feathers by Brandon Witt. Two older guys as main characters in a romance story? Yes, please, thank you, and with sugar on top! It doesn’t hurt that the characters are fabulous! Samuel (56) is grumpy and Raymond (67) is a free spirit and then there’s poor Faloola, Samuel’s favorite turkey.

I love this story!! You do not want to miss out on it!



Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phipps is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just the way he likes it. In fact, if Samuel had his way, he’d tear down his neighbor’s house so his solitude could be absolute. One day Faloola, his favorite turkey, escapes, forcing Samuel to make the trek next door. When Raymond Webber—sixty-seven—answers the door as naked as the day he was born, Samuel doesn’t know whether he’s more annoyed… or attracted. The two men are opposites in every way—Samuel is serious, while Raymond believes in free love and herbal relaxation. The weeks leading up to Christmas are rocky to say the least, but some holiday spirit might help them get past their differences…

Buy link: Amazon | Dreamspinner Press


Today’s quote from the book:

Too much. Too much information. Too much weirdness. Too much penis. God, penis. It had been so long. “You’re still naked.”

Today’s song to go with the story

Here Comes Santa Claus by Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters because I’m pretty sure Samuel feels like Santa is coming (no, not like that! Mind out of the gutter, people! 🙂 ) when Raymond gives him the Christmas present of his dreams!!