Christmas Miracle in July

Fiction - Holiday
62 Pages
Reviewed on 03/10/2018
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Author Biography

RM Gauthier lives in Ontario, Canada and has a diploma in Film & TV Production.

She began her writing career late in life, which she has been quoted saying, "better late than never." She has six novella's published, Christmas Miracle Series, Longing & Waiting. She has a novel series The Mystery of Landon Miller, book 1 is Control, book 2 is Bound and book 3 is Freedom.

She is part of many writing FB groups and helps run a group called The Indie Writers' Cooperative, which provides her plenty of joy helping other authors anyway she can.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Jack Bennett is a private investigator. He really doesn’t like Christmas and all the fuss people go to, trying to make it a special time of the year. So, when he’s sent to Christmas Town on assignment, Jack is overwhelmed with Christmas everywhere he goes, even though it’s not Christmas time. His assignment is to find Charlotte Rose who, with her father, runs the Christmas Town Store. Someone very wealthy is paying him well to ask her some very poignant questions, very personal questions. The questions, when answered, provide Charlotte with a different perspective on the life she has lived up to that point in time. What Jack discovers is a person who touches his heart.

R.M. Gauthier’s short novel, Christmas Miracle in July, not only addresses some of the concerns regarding the deterioration of the Christmas theme, but also the ability for someone so disgruntled by all the pizzazz and advertising hype of Christmas to actually believe again. The reader gets a clear perspective of Jack’s opinion on Christmas in the first chapter, an opinion that is sadly shared by many. This is the ultimate goal of the novel; to shatter this disgruntled view of the Christmas season.

The characters are well portrayed and the fascinating plot progresses at a good pace, complete with unexpected twists and turns until the mystery unravels and the miracle of love evolves. The setting of a town called Christmas Town is appropriate and fitting. A gentle love story, but one filled with the belief that the beauty of Christmas is more than just one day in December: it’s something that can and should spread joy and, yes, miracles, throughout the year. A good read.