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Christmas Runaway [Kindle Edition]

Mimi Barbour
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.


Editorial Reviews

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.

From the Back Cover

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: 1748 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mimi Barbour; 1 edition (November 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J2OHGQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Christmas buttons October 25, 2012
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Runaway September 21, 2012
By MoRocks
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Saccharine Drivel, November 3, 2012
By 4Nbahu
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable and riveting December 7, 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable December 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed the story. It is nice to know that others are affected by "Murphy's Law" even if it is a book character. Keep spreading the "love" Ms. Barbour. ( :
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas runaway December 5, 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little too sweet. December 4, 2012
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This was a little unbelievable story from the start to the end I felt. {Spoiler alert} From the lady spending the whole day out shopping, eating, airport (with her dog?)to her dog finding the teenager, carrying the teenager back to the car, to the father finding them and inviting them and feeding them at her house. Then at the end they fall in love! Really? This all happens in one day/night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quick read December 2, 2012
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This was a very quick read, I finished it in one sitting. I wished it had been a little bit longer though, but overall a pretty good story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Light reading and quite enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by Peter Dawes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by chris brettin
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but much to short.
Really good story I really wish there was more, I wants to know more about the characters, and have more to the story.
Published 9 months ago by TD
5.0 out of 5 stars Mimi Barbour books
I have enjoyed reading all of Mimi Barbour Vicarage Bench Series books.
Hope she continues to write more of them.
Published 13 months ago by Lelah Gerstner
3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Runaway
The book was written well.
Everyone knows a good Christmas story warmed the heart turning the holidays.
Just laugh and cry.
Published 18 months ago by D R
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I thought this story was warm & fuzzy. I enjoyed it, was getting into it & then it was over. A strange ending but a good one, thank you for the story.
Published 20 months ago by deborahqld
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Runaway
Avery good read took me afew chaperters to get into it but then I couldn"t put it down, I find this was a good book for the times it took me to read three days I was very... Read more
Published 21 months ago by caronwes
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
This was a good fast read. This is a "feel good" book. Good characters and story line with a happy ending.
Published 21 months ago by SunnyAZ
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Runaway
This was a very touching story about terns. The spelling needed to be double checked though. I found it to be interesting how the couple became so close very quickly.
Published 22 months ago by cheryl
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Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to read 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 it's 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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Her reviews are numerous and incredibly positive:

"Love Mimi Barbour, love her books. When you can read a book that within just a few words, you are brought right into the book. You feel, taste, see everything going on. Great story lines. Fantastic characters, fantastic plots, story lines like real life both honest folk and of crooks. Humor that will have you giggling then full on belly laugh. You may even shed a tear or two. All in all Mimi never disappoints." ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller




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