Nell Iris' Christmas

Advent calendar: day 21

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Behind door number 21 of my advent calendar, we find Unto Us the Time Has Come by Sean Michael. How lovely is that cover? Especially the lettering in the Christmas tree! And the insides is as lovely as the outside, and if you’re in the mood for a story about second chances, this is the book for you!

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Blurb

Last Christmas, Kenn Greyson gave husband Chris Martenson an ultimatum—spend more time with the family or we’re leaving. He never expected Chris’s reply would be “then leave,” but that’s exactly what happened, and Boxing Day took on a whole new meaning.

Separated for nearly a year now, both men are miserable apart and coping the best they can for the kids’ sake. With Christmas just around the corner, a new conflict arises: neither man is willing to forego Christmas morning with their children. Chris finally suggests they spend the holiday together at the house and, to his shock, Kenn agrees.

Armed with the knowledge that he’s been a stubborn idiot, but that perhaps he can change and begin to repair their relationship, Chris takes steps to win his husband back. He just hopes he can get Kenn on the same page before Santa comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve.

Buy link: Amazon | Dreamspinner Press

Today’s quote from the book:

“Dad, can I ask you a question?”

“Sure.”

“Do you still love him?”

Kenn didn’t even pretend he didn’t know who Micah was talking about. “I will always love him. He’s the love of my life.”

“Oh.”

He could see Micah working that one out in his head, and he waited for the inevitable follow-up question, but it didn’t come, Micah’s eyelids drooping.

“Night, son.”

He stood, turned around, and Christ was right there. Right there, staring at him.

“Is that true?” Chris asked, eyes burning into him.

“Yeah. You’ve always been my one and only.”

Today’s song to go with the story

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2, because “Baby please come home” is exactly what Chris wants to tell Kenn!