- File Size: 666 KB
- Print Length: 96 pages
- Publisher: Rick Yuzzi; 3 edition (December 22, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 22, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AB97VHU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #769 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Holidays
- #1127 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Kindle Edition
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After a few chapters, the book became a bit predictable, but that was fine. It also seemed like a listing of all the various ways to be charitable at Christmastime, but that was fine, too.
What I _didn't_ like, what I hated, was the way the ending was written. I felt cheated! The author took what could have been a nice ending with a neat twist and abbreviated it. Instead of telling the story, he just told the gist of it, the Cliff's notes version. Instead of sharing the thoughts that ran through Brett's mind, instead of letting the reader vicariously ponder the turn of events and discover the surprise, we are simply told how everything ended. It's as if the final moments of the Wizard of Oz are replaced with on-screen text that says, "And Dorothy learned she could use her shoes to get home, and she did." It's as if the Book of Revelation is stripped out and, in its place, we get "lots of scary things happen, but then the devil gets thrown in the lake of fire and the Christians go to heaven." Arrgh! Such a disappointment, such a waste of opportunity!
Although there were some moments that were hard to swallow and seemed to work out just a little too perfectly as the two main characters continued on their road trip, in the Christmas spirit I found those easy to overlook and just go along for the ride. What let it down for me was the fact that there were places where it felt decidedly too preachy (one chapter in particular) and that irritated me. Authors should always be careful not to let their personal opinions glare through their writing. Brett's speech was out of character, and he was obviously being used as a vehicle for the author's own belief. Always let your characters remain true to themselves! A little rewording and reworking could resolve this issue and turn it around.
The ending after this momentous journey was a little abrupt and summarised rather than played out to it's full potential. It left me wondering whether the writer had a word count to adhere to, or a deadline to hit. It could just be that since the twist had been revealed, they didn't know where to take it from there.
Overall, it was enjoyable and carried you along for a fun seasonal experience.
I really enjoyed the interaction between Brett and Grace, and seeing how Brett slowly opened up and dealt with his pain from the past. The last five paragraphs absolutely ruined the book for me, though - I'm not posting a spoiler, but I thought it was cheesy and and frankly an easy out; would have been nice to see how things were resolved in "real" life.
Overall, the book is well-written with only a few minor typos/spelling issues.
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