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Crisis at Christmas

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Oliver volunteers for Crisis at Christmas to help the homeless. The last thing he expects is that he'll meet someone.

[short story written for the Rainbow Advent Calendar, 2,500 words]
ebook, 9 pages
Published December 3rd 2018 by LIBRAtiger
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Nine beautiful pages that filled my heart and made me long for so much more of Finn and Oliver.

Thank you, Julie Bozza for this lovely story.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very good but very short slice-of-life Christmas story. I've read a few vignettes like this from this author, including her excellent stories in the anthology A Pride of Poppies, and I enjoy them. There's no resolution, just a moment in someone's life in which something momentous may be happening, or maybe not. This kind of writing makes me want to people-watch in a crowded place and imagine the stories of all the strangers around me, which is a nice feeling to have during the holiday ...more
Don Bradshaw
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, short
I've read most of Ms. Bozza's books. This sweet short lived up all of my expectations.
Dec 09, 2018 added it
This is a great start, but where is the rest of the story? 😢
Jason Bradley
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, ebook, m-m
Just loved this!
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Shelley Chastagner
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The feeling of hope came through from page one. I loved that Oliver saw Finn as a person from the moment he meets him. Not as a homeless person, not as someone less than, just a man. The plans they make together made me smile and left me feeling that all would be right in the end.
Well this was a charming little story. I instantly liked both characters and wanted to know more about them. I just wish that I’d gotten to see how Finn and Oliver’s first date turned out, but I have hope in my heart that it was the start of something wonderful.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, christmas-story
A sweet story about Oliver who decides to help out a local charity and surprisingly meets someone interesting. It's also about not being too proud to ask for help and take the help available to you to get back on the right track. A nice positive story.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ho-ho-holidays
This was 9 pages. I needed a lot more. But what was there was really good. It's Julie Bozza after all. Get it here for free. Thanks for the hint Amy. ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful little story with likeable characters and a hopeful ending. Although it's complete unto itself, I would love to read more about Oliver and Finn.
Jenn (not Lily)
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super short slice of story, but very well written with great authenticity (from someone who knows how Finn feels from the inside).
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Beautiful so far, with very likeable characters; but way to short for any real development (and more stars). Please please please Ms. Bozza, turn this into a full length story!
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A baby slice of Christmas sweet.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Very short and barely a story of a first meeting but potentially sweet characters.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet and short little story with a palpable connection and two great characters. Would have loved to have just a little bit more and see the first date, but this was nice.
A nice little vignette that could have been better if it was longer or had an epilogue. Something other than just a meeting and a couple of conversations.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, free, read-2019
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