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Can an angel gown for a little boy let a single dad and a drag queen stitch together a new pattern for love?

Hospice nurse Gabe Martin is bisexual but doesn’t have time for love—his main priority is raising Ian, his adopted five-year-old son. Ian loves wearing dresses at home and wants an angel gown for his kindergarten holiday pageant. When Gabe visits a sewing store to ge
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Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published December 1st 2019
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Len Evans Jr
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This sweet story about a single dad wih a 6yo son who loves to wear dresses who want to be an angel in his kindergarden Xmas pagent cuz it the prettiest costume so they go to a fabric shop to make the costume and meet Loren and then things get interesting! Whew that was on long run-on sentence! Anyway, the important stuff is that this story was downright adorable, fluffy, sweet as sugar and pretty darn awesome! Gabe, his little boy Ian and loren end up making just about the cutest found family e ...more
Joyfully Jay
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars


Pattern for an Angel is a sweet get together story. It features a cast of delighfully queer characters and I thought these characters were very positive representations for the community. For example, Gabe demonstrates his support of Ian’s sartorial choices in multiple ways. Gabe ensures Ian will have support at school by contacting Ian’s teacher and Gabe lets Ian make his own choices when things turn a bit sour at school. There’s also the scene where Gabe (who ide
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Sandra
I received a free copy of this book from its author in exchange for an honest review.

This was adorable, affirming, and over much too soon.

Hospice nurse Gabe is bisexual, but too busy for a relationship because he's raising his adopted son Ian, who's only 5 years old. Lately Ian has found much joy in wearing dresses at home and now wants to be an angel for his kindergarten class' holiday pageant. Armed with a pattern but no clue to how to sew, Gabe enlists the help of a sewing store employee nam
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HEChapter -Tina J
Third-person POV

Loren works at sister's fabric shop, prefers femme fashion, and performs in drag.
Gabe is the adoptive dad to Liam and is a hospice nurse.
Kindergartener, Liam, also likes to wear dresses and has a Christmas performance coming up.
Instead of being a shepherd, Liam wants to be an Angel but in order to be one, Gabe has to make his costume.
Both guys have meddling, loving sisters. It's the sisters and Liam that really bring Loren and Gabe together.
This was a cute, quick (under 100 p
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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
CJane Elliott's Pattern for an Angel is a beautiful Christmas story.

Gabe's raising his adopted son, Ian, who prefers to wear dresses, and wants to wear an angel dress in the pageant. Enter Loren who not only understands Ian, but also can help encourage him.

Each character is completely loveable, and unique. They are pure delight.

This is a short and super sweet story packed with a whole lot of meaning. Despite being just 67 pages, it's full of love, support, and charm. I love this book and can't
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Anne Barwell
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I enjoyed this sweet story about being true to who you are. I was drawn to Gabe and Loren and their stories as individuals immediately, as well as becoming invested in their growing friendship and relationship.

The supporting cast were wonderful, especially Ian and Gabe and Loren’s sisters, and Ian’s teacher. I loved loved how their sisters encouraged their relationship, and the banter between the siblings. I felt for Loren how he is lonely and craves connecting with someone underneath his quirk
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Gayle
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charming, charming story

Perfect story about a single dad and his kindergarten-age son who likes to wear dresses. Gabe, the father, is fully accepting, but because he knows the world we all live in, he is scared for his young son because of comments and bullying he might have directed at him.

After they meet Loren, a person at the sewing store who also wears skirts and dresses, Gabe and Ian, the boy, gain a friend and learn more about what it's like to be different from what society thinks we sho
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BookloverIAM
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loving and leading by example

This is such a loving story. Two lonely souls find each other while showing the sweetest little child that it's ok to dress and feel however you choose. That there is no wrong way and that love is truly amazing and healing.
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Regencyfan93
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own-it
Accepting father finds accepting friends

I enjoyed reading a book where the boy who dresses outside of gender norms is supported by his father. Gabe gets a boyfriend in addition to a happy son. And shout out to Drag Queen Story Time at the library!
Dennis
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pattern for an angel

This is such a cute story of acceptance and living your truest life. Ian is an adorable kid with a wonderful Dad, Gabe.
Vicki
Dec 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, m-m, ku
3.5
PurpleBunny♡
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First time first-time reader for C Jane Elliot, and I love the main characters and the little angel in the middle. This was a nice, cozy and fun happy feelings book. Highly recommend!
Penelope Peters
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet little story featuring sewing, drag queens, and little boys who like wearing dresses (and are thoroughly supported in their desire to do so, yay!). I admit, I pictured the fabric shop as my current favorite, which just made me want to go buy fabric and make something, too.
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