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Simple Gifts

(Farm #1.5)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Eli never regrets leaving the Amish community to live with his lover, except maybe at Christmastime, when the pull of family is strongest. But even if Eli's family could accept his love for Geoff, he doesn't want them shunned by the community for his choices. So he's reconciled himself to a Christmas without them, until Geoff gives him a gift that changes the way Eli defin ...more
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Published December 1st 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
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Serena Yates
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
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Valérie
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-books
Un joli récit très tendre et romantique qui se situe environ dix-huit mois après l'arrivée d'Eli au ranch.

C'est Noël et nos deux amoureux préparent la fête, mais Eli est triste car il ne peut le passer avec sa famille qui ne sait pas qu'il est gay et qu'il vit avec un partenaire Geoff. Celui-ci va lui offrir le plus beau des cadeaux pour lui rendre son sourire et Eli comprendra enfin une chose très importante: la différence entre la famille qui l'a élevé et celle qui s'est créé.

C'est une petite
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Tj
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-freebie
Ok.. it is an odd time to read a Christmas themed short story, but my library's waiting queues can take months. You have to read them whenever they become available.

Simple Gifts is a sweet little reminder of the gift unconditional love and the rewards of putting the needs of your significant other first. Eli and Geoff are my favorite Andrew Grey couple.

Also, here's plug for public libraries - A storehouse of books that gives you access for free - they are truly one of the best inventions ever!
Risa
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In dieser weihnachtlichen Kurzgeschichte von Andrew Grey gibt es ein Wiedersehen mit Geoff und Eli.

Zur Handlung. Während der Weihnachtsvorbereitungen wird Eli wehmütig, da er seine Amish-Familie vermisst. Doch schließlich hat sein Partner Geoff eine Idee, wie er den geliebten Mann wieder aufmuntern kann.

Diese kleine Zusatzstory zu Liebe gegen jede Regel hat mir gefallen. Es war schön, noch ein wenig mehr über die Anfangszeit von Geoff und Eli zu lesen.

Die Story erhält von mir 5 Sterne und eine
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Katy Beth Mckee
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet wrap up for the holiday. We get to see that Eli and Geoff are really learn what it means to be family and decided where true happiness ways.
Amparo TD
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Es un relato corto y tampoco es que se pase mucho. Solo que Eli se da cuenta de que Geoff y su familia son su verdadera familia, y no la de verdad
L-D
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, novella, series
2.5 stars

This is a decent short story about Eli and Geoff spending Christmas together. Eli misses his family and is torn between spending time with Geoff or spending christmas with his family. It's very short and there's not really much to it.
Melyna
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a gem of a story. Very short, quick read. I have not read the first book in the series but I did not feel lost at all. Such a lovely tale of love and family - whether by blood or our chosen family. Very sweet.
Alina
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awwww! Very sweet story! I need to bump the Farm series up on my to-read shelf, because I really liked these guys!
Gabis Laberladen
Darum geht's:

Eli vermisst seine Familie. Doch als schwuler Mann ist er in der Gemeinschaft der Amish nicht willkommen und möchte seine Familie mit dieser Tatsache auch in ihrer Gemeinschaft nicht in Schwierigkeiten bringen. Deshalb hält er sich fern. Sein Liebster Geoff versucht, das auszugleichen und trägt Eli auf Händen. Doch dass er nie gleichzeitig mit seiner Familie und mit Geoff zusammen Weihnachten feiern kann, nagt an ihm.

So fand ich's:

Eli und Geoff sind ein glückliches Paar, doch dass E
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Sandy
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, m-m
Sweet christmas story. But... the scene on the book cover was not there in the book though. ; ) I was curious to know what happen in the book cover scene. Lol.
Karlo Split
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
dies ist eine nette Kurzgeschichte noch einmal mit Geoff und Eli.
Shelley Chastagner
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great addition to the Love Means series. Andrew misses his amish family. Geoff finds a way to give him not only his amish family but the one they've built as well.
Laura
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eine zauberhafte kleine Weihnachtsgeschichte. Wieviel mehr Liebe bedeutet, als irgendwelche im Geld gekauften Dinge, zeigt der Autor auf eine sehr schöne Art <3
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday, read-2012
When I bought this I didn't realize that it was a sequel Love Means... No Shame but it was a very pleasant surprise. This is the Christmas story of Geoff's gift to Eli @ 18 months after the first story. It serves as a very nice epilogue to this special couple. I loved the ending (view spoiler)

Geoff's gift to Eli comes from his heart and serves as a reminder th
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Beacullen
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I definitely liked reading more about Eli and Geoff. I love those characters. This is a short sweet story of their Christmas and Geoff doing what he thinks will make Eli happiest at Christmas. Its sweet, nothing too scandalous, just a short and sweet story that I think gives a little hint of things to come.
Brandilyn
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, holiday, read-2012
It is Geoff and Eli's second Christmas together. Eli misses his family and Geoff can't stand seeing that pain in his lover's eyes, so he decides to give Eli the gift of spending him Christmas day with his Amish family (who can not know he is Gay and to home he can not introduce Geoff).

It really was a sweet vignette.
J.J. Levesque
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Short but sweet. I like Christmas stories, especially those involving characters I already like. It was nice to see Eli go home to visit his family, and then come home to Geoff. I like how he is so excited like a kid on Christmas, too. I couldn't help but be pulled into his enthusiasm.
Bookbee
I always enjoy visiting with Eli and Geoff!
Arzu
May 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Too short!! Too short!! I love Geoff and Eli!!
adrienne
like the rest of this series, fairly predictable but catchy in how the characters reappear throughout the books. and yes, this is the same review for all books in the series.
Lily
Dec 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Cute Xmas themed story.
Tam
Dec 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas-story, m-m
3.5 and would likely have been rated higher if I had read the books that the characters come from, so it didn't affect me as much.
Bookbeard
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,5
Karen
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
The true meaning of family is explored in this short story of Geoff and Eli's second Christmas together.
Heather
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, ibooks, m-m
Aww, I love to read about happy beginnings that morph into happy ever afters!
Jerry
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Short, sweet, Christmas, family what else is there to say? Family for gay people is who you make your family. Sometimes it includes your blood relations and sometimes not.
Marinieves
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful short story about the simple gift of family.
Tj
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
A sweet, short peek back into Eli and Geoff's life and how they are now. I really liked how they are still learning and growing into the relationship:)
Jean
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, m-m
Short and sweet. I really like this series!!
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