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Christmas Eve at The Powers That Be Cafe

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It is Christmas Eve 1943 at The Powers That Be Café and Nat, the lonely café owner, does what he can to offer some warmth and comfort for families and lovers to say goodbye to soldiers who heading into battle. When he finds Kent, a G.I. far from home, outside his back door, he offers him a hot meal, a place to rest and some much-needed comfort. In return, the two men find ...more
ebook, 40 pages
Published December 13th 2010 by Silver Publishing (first published December 12th 2010)
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Monika
Dec 27, 2012 Monika rated it really liked it

Oh boy another great short, I will admit I wasn’t fond of the ending but up until then I loved this story. A funny thing is most of this story made me melancholy, lots of angst in this one, I was looking for a happy Christmas story what I got is this beautifully written story about two men who meet in troubling times and for whatever reason are drawn to one another and take comfort in each other. As soon as Nat meets Kent the story turns into a sweet coming together of two lonely men one of them
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Bookbee
A wonderfully written short story set Christmas Eve 1943. Mr. Axelson manages to re-create a moment in time and allows us to take a glimpse into the warm and festive interior of The Powers That Be Cafe as families and lovers are saying farewell to soldiers bound for war. Nat, the proprietor, 4F'ed out of military service, does what he can to make the wait for the train as pleasant as possible for everyone, including Kent, a very young soldier, half frozen and hungry in the alley behind the cafe. ...more
James Cox
Jun 15, 2012 James Cox rated it really liked it
Short but a goody!
Kathy
Apr 14, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
4 Stars: Christmas Eve at The Powers That Be Cafe is a delightful little story! This is Xavier Axelson's first romance and I for one am eagerly awaiting the next one.

In 40 pages this author took me right into the world of The Powers That Be Café; it was a step back to a time I've never been, but after having read of Nat and his place I feel as though I've seen it all through his eyes.
There the efforts of the servicemen and those they're leaving behind to pretend a cheerfulness that cannot total
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Plainbrownwrapper
Dec 18, 2012 Plainbrownwrapper rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
This is a nicely written, atmospheric little period piece set on Christmas Eve of 1943, at a little diner located next to a train station where the trains are taking young soldiers off to war. One of the MCs, Nat, owns the diner. The other MC, Kent, is a recruit who shows up at the back of Nat's diner without any money to buy his supper. It's Christmas Eve and the diner is filled with soldiers and their sweethearts saying goodbye, and Nat gives Kent his meal for free. And then one thing leads to ...more
S.J.D. Peterson
This was a great Christmas short story. Nat was such an amazingly giving character that you couldn't help but fall in love with him. The love scene between Nat and Kent was sweet, innocent and you couldn't help but pray these two lonely men would be touched by a Christmas Miracle.
This was the first published work by Xavier Axelson. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. I love character driven stories and Xavier delivered.
Katy Beth Mckee
Nat is trying to feel down at Christmas reaches out to a lonely solider. You are left with a vague hope but no clear picture of the future for these two men.
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