Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Short Story Saturday Special Edition: My True Love Gave to Me, Star of Bethlehem
Welcome to Short Story Saturday, Special Edition! Normally each week, I talk about a different story from the collection I'm working my way through and offer up some thoughts. However, with it being the holiday season, I'm going to do a mini-review for these 12 days leading up to Christmas! I'm currently reading My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.
Story: Star of Bethlehem
Author: Ally Carter
Summary: Lydia, eager to escape her life for a while, trades tickets with Icelandic girl Hulda at the airport and ends up spending Christmas pretending to be her with Hulda's boyfriend in the small town of Bethlehem, Oklahoma.
Thoughts: Oh my stars did I love this one! While the ending was a smidge rushed in my opinion, this story does so much right. The holidays are a difficult time of year for a lot of people, and I love how Carter shows this but also leaves readers with hope, with family, with love, and with the possibility that in time, we can heal. Adored this, truly and completely.