Every Christmas, child chorister Jonah Lennox used to meet Callum Noakes at Aylminster cathedral when Callum's mother came to sell roasted chestnuts at the market. After years of friendship, an argument separates them, apparently forever. Putting away the memories of his lost friend, Jonah left... show more
Every Christmas, child chorister Jonah Lennox used to meet Callum Noakes at Aylminster cathedral when Callum's mother came to sell roasted chestnuts at the market. After years of friendship, an argument separates them, apparently forever. Putting away the memories of his lost friend, Jonah left the cathedral and moved on with his life.
When Jonah returns to the cathedral after ten years away, the market in the cathedral brings back memories—and Callum, who has made a life for himself as a woodturner. Upon meeting again, attraction pulls them together, and the holiday may inspire their old friendship to mature into new romance.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
Publish date: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 74
Edition language: English
This is how a short story should be. Gaudete gave me the detail needed to fill out the story. Could there have been more...of course, it was good and don't we always want more when the story is good? I know I do. Did it need more...no, it truly felt complete with what the author gave us. Gaudete w...
A short story about 2 young boys meeting after more than a decade and finally getting a chance at love. It was a very sweet and romantic story. [spoiler] Sadly, I wasn't much in the mood for that, so I wasn't that impressed by the fact that Callum and Jonah met again after 11 years and this time ma...
Stunning, beautiful, moving. This was a bit of sweet perfection.
Another little jewel!Totally, utterly, magnificently beautiful! "I heard you coming. I knew it was you. Nobody else I know sings in Latin for fun."It left you with a smile on your face and a craving to read more of Callum and Jonah!A must read not only for a Christmas time!
The reading of this novella was utterly effortless, as the author’s writing style is not only engaging but her characters brimming with charm and warmth and with the hope and uncertainty which springs from a decade-long separation that came on the heels of conflicted feelings and misunderstanding. J...