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Length: 53 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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From the Author

This story was written for an Anthology called Plots in the Pantry. But it is a great short story for a Christmas treat so I decided to publish it as it's own book. Hope you enjoy.

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While driving home in a vicious storm, Sara's white Samoyed becomes agitated and forces Sara to pull over too quickly, which lands the car in the ditch. As soon as she opens the door, the dog takes off into the bush and forces her to follow the tracks that lead to a runaway teen, injured and terrified.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1493 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sarna Publishing; 1 edition (November 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J2OHGQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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New York Times, USA Today, Best-selling author - Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to write uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities."

Mimi is an Amazon best-selling author who's sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at its best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

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Mimi Barbour has pushed all the Christmas buttons in this endearing short story; loneliness, family misunderstandings, the realization of how fast time goes by, traditional foods, snowy weather, even a beloved family pet.
If you enjoy heartwarming Christmas romances, you will wile away a pleasant hour reading Christmas Runaway.
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I should have counted the number of times I rolled my eyes.

Here's the story of a lady, who has just dropped her child off at the airport so that he can go to Hawaii with some friends over Christmas. (Eyeroll (ER) 1). Even though there is a major snow storm she dilly dally's by going to the mall, goes to a movie, eats dinner in a restaurant with extra stops on the way, (ER 2). With all of that she has her dog in the car? (ER 3&4). I travel often, my dogs never go to the airport, they aren't allowed in most restaurants and they definitely are not welcome in a movie theatre.

So if we believe all of that, what harm is there in believing that, in the middle of a blinding snow storm that a driver would roll down a window so the dog could put his nose out. (ER 5). Worse the dog gets overexcited and makes the woman drive into a ditch. Instead of taking control of the animal she allows him out of the car without a leash! (ER 6 & 7 plus hands thrown up in the air). So off the dog runs, then the lady runs after the dog and they find a girl who has run away from her dad in the middle of a snowstorm, because he wouldn't let her go to a friend's house over Christmas. (Eyerolls not doing it anymore, gag reflex working though)

From that point on it just gets worse. The dialogue is "oh I am so sorry, it was all my fault", such saccharine sweetness is beyond what my stomach can handle. Throw in the runaway's father and you have a fast eye to eye connection romance with hints of promises of forever. Within hours of meeting each other.

So while the author can write a coherent if utterly implausible Pollyanna story. Please do not read this unless you have a dentist's appointment coming up. Because all of the coincidental sweetness might rot your teeth.
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Quick easy read. I enjoyed the interaction between the mother, and son a lot. Overall an enjoyable read. Look forward to more stories from this author.
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I really liked this story. It was about two of my favorite subjects, dogs and Christmas. It was a believable story with a feel good ending. I would recommend this book for a short Christmas read.
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An enjoyable short story that surprises you with a not so usual circumstances for a holiday book. Also a reminder to treasure your loved ones especially this time of year.
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Sara realized too late that she never should have let her young son go to Hawaii with his friends over Christmas.She quickly discovered that her favorite food, great wine, and lots of chocolate do not take the place of your family on Christmas (or any other time!)But a raging snowstorm, a life saving dog and a runaway girl are the makings of a Christmas Sara will never forget. Oh and don't forget, tall, dark and handsome. You never know what's going to happen when you end up falling in a heap on an dark and icy road. A Merry Christmas, indeed! A sweet, funny and pertinent story. Read it. And feel good.
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Trouble between a teen girl, who runs away from home, and her father, who searches for her and finds more than his daughter, connects these two to Sara, whose car is broken down on the road. She goes out of her way to help the girl. Sara is an amiable heroine with just enough vulnerabilites to make her real. I liked her kind affeciton for her dog and the conscious parenting she exhibited toward her son. The whole story takes place on Christmas eve, complete with snow, a decorated tree and a cozy fire. Short and touching, this is a tale about losing and finding people who count in your life. Very nice!
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Sara is feeling sad and alone this Christmas after her son decides to spend this year's holiday with friends in Hawaii. As she drives home through a snowstorm she pictures returning to her empty house. But a crash into a ditch and her dog running off into the woods changes everything on that Christmas night.

Mimi Barbour has written a charming Christmas story that will warm your heart. It's a quick read, which is perfect for the busy holiday season. I recommend Christmas Runaway to readers looking to get into the Christmas spirit this year!
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