- File Size: 218 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (December 7, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017OJGVIY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,087,654 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dixie is at heaven’s doors and decides not to go in. She needs to help Ellen. She sees how much pain she is in and wants to help her start living again.
Michael is the answer to Dixie’s prayers. Michael helps Ellen up after she falls outside her store in the snow. She is favoring her knee and Michael is concerned she needs to go to the Emergency Room. Ellen isn’t having it. She makes her way home but not before making Michael promise to call her when he gets home. The storm is getting pretty bad out.
Michael worries that Ellen is going to be stuck in her house from the snowstorm and brings her a generator to make sure she is ok. When he gets to her house, he finds a little puppy there and brings him inside. Ellen thought the dog was Michaels and vice versa. They wind up taking care of him until they can find his family. Michael decides to go out to the store and get groceries for Ellen and winds up stranded at her house. This makes for an interesting evening.
I loved this heartwarming story. Ellen and Michael both were not living their lives to the fullest. One was still grieving and the other was so busy working his life was passing him by. I also loved Dixie trying to help her mistress. This story was very short but it was very touching and I couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend it.
New to town and feeling like a teen again, Michael finally works up the gumption to talk to Ellen. Then he rescues her when she falls. When a nasty nor’easter traps them together, his wish to get to know her better comes true.
Hovering near by, Dixie rescues them twice. When she realizes that Ellen will no longer be alone, her job is done.
Dixie’s Gift is a short, sweet, holiday romance. It targets all age groups and has a heat level of sweet, (just a hint PG13).
This story covers the meeting and budding relationship between Mike, a lonely restaurateur, Ellen, a grieving boutique owner, and Dixie, a canine angel. It moves from tragedy to tender triumph in a night of disastrous mishaps, a severe snow storm, and a found puppy. As strange as that sounds, it could and should be made into a Hallmark movie. Have tissues on hand.
The author, Barbara Edwards, has crafted this beautiful tale not to give all the answers and fix all the problems in one night, but to give a promise of happily-ever-after-someday-soon.
All of the food in this book made my mouth water. The descriptions of the various meals that the characters cooked for each other were so vivid that I could almost taste them myself. Even the simple dishes sounded incredibly delicious. Small details like this matter a lot to me. I really appreciate it when authors take the time to describe the worlds they’ve created with as many senses as possible.
The blurb lead me to believe that I’d be reading a ghost story that had romantic elements, so I was surprised to see how much the plot focused on the living, human characters instead of on Dixie and her mission. While I adored Ellen and Michael, most of the conflict had to do with how and if Dixie would be able to convince her former master to move on with her life. It didn’t make sense to me to draw the audience’s attention away from that tension by having other characters narrate what was going on.
With that being said, I did enjoy seeing Michael and Ellen interact. They were so sweet and kind to each other. Knowing as much as I did about their backstories and personalities also made it easy for me to hope they’d end up together. They seemed like they had a lot in common, and that’s something I look for in a romance novel.
I’d recommend Dixie’s Gift to anyone who is in the mood for a heartwarming read.
originally posted at long and short reviews