Christmas is coming, and young couple Casey and Ellis are very much in love. Unfortunately, they’re also the definition of dirt poor, and they don’t have the money for nonessentials like decorations. Or a turkey. Or gifts. Between the recent death of Casey’s beloved momma and Ellis’s estrangement from his family, all they have is each other.
When Ellis finds the saddest-looking Christmas tree south of the Mason-Dixon Line thrown away outside his workplace and brings it home to Casey, things look up. Life is still a struggle, but wealth isn’t always measured in money, and what seems worthless to others is often invaluable to the people who love it.
M/M Contemporary / 12 835 words
Previously released as a part of Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar. Re-released by JMS Books on December 7, 2019.
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What did the reviewers think?
I wish I could think of a good word to describe this little book, a better word, but beautiful is all that comes to mind at the moment. This was a perfect Christmas story. And of course, I bawled all the way through it.