Writing Reflections in the New Year
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“Be Mine This Christmas Night” is a very visual novel with real life characters, a beautiful winter
location in Boulder, Colorado, and powerful dialogue strong enough to power a radio
From the very opening the
story is a delight of lights and color. The heroine has a traditional of lighting
her home up with thousands of lights! Her ‘lights on’ ceremony is attended by
hoards of sightseers. This light show would make a great opening scene in a movie. From the first page the reader knows he or she is in for a visual treat. Everyone
loves her light show for all the Christmas cheer it brings to those who see it.
Well, everyone loves it except perhaps for her new neighbor -- a scientist, who may think of her home as an ostentatious attention
magnet with little regard for energy conservation. He’s a recent widower with two young sons. He's working at a new office in a new town hoping this will make it easier to get over the death of his wife.
First impressions can be
misleading, however, and as this is a romance the hero and heroine may soon discover much they like about
each other. The boy’s uncle, the hero’s dead wife’s brother, is not so happy
with the romance. This proves to be a big problem because the uncle almost lives with the family
and has wormed his way into being a second dad to the children.
“Be Mine This Christmas Night” is a novel you'll see as much as you'll read. (I call it a novel because it is
estimated at 143 pages and that's long enough to be called a novel.) The dialogue is not
sugar coated. These characters say what they think, often as it pops into their
heads, and it can be very hurtful. They are also slow to change their minds.
All in all, I find it much
more enjoyable to read stories that are very visual and that would make good
movies. I also like realistic dialogue. These story characters talk and think how real
people actually would. They also have the views on life such people really would.
I enjoy Christmas romances
more than any other kind. I also know that there are many good Christmas
stories available each new holiday season. I would put “Be Mine This Christmas Night” before many others because of the unique, fast-paced, visual way it
is written. The book is different and refreshing – while at the same time capable of producing
the warm fuzzy Christmas feelings that make Christmas romances so popular. Five Christmas Stars!