I picked up a kindle copy of K.C. Wells‘ A Christmas Promise last year. I read it as part of my Christmas Reading Challenge, this year.
The last thing Micah Trant expects to find in the snow by the side of the road, is a badly beaten man. But when Micah discovers his identity, it feels like more than mere coincidence is at work here. Like modern day Good Samaritans, he and his dad offer the stranger a place to recuperate. After all, it’s almost Thanksgiving, and Greg is in no state to travel home. It’s not an entirely altruistic move: Micah wants answers, and he’s not the only one.
Greg cannot believe the way things turned out. The odds of Micah being the one to find him have to be astronomical, but he accepts the kind offer. As days become weeks, Greg learns more about Micah’s family, and comes to realize that staying with them for a Wyoming Christmas might just provide him with the answers he’s been seeking.
The magic of the holidays will also conjure up something neither Micah nor Greg expected….
This was super sweet. Like, take the schmaltziness of The Waltons and distill it down to it’s purest, most saccharine form and you have A Christmas Promise. I don’t mean that in a bad way; just as a description. Because if low conflict, low angst sweetness is your comfort read—and I know it is for a lot of people—then this book is for you.
I didn’t dislike it, but I also feel like low angst can run awful close to not enough conflict to carry a plot sometimes and my preference is for a bit more grit in a story. But, all in all, this is a perfectly passable Christmas read that will fill the bill more for some than others.
My Fiction Nook: A Christmas Promise
Come back tomorrow. I’ll be reviewing A Wolf Is Not Just For Christmas, by J.F. Holland.