REVIEW: Breath of Christmas by Linda Mooney
After being gone for months, there’s nothing like being home for Christmas. Although Brindle has no family there to welcome her back, and the little town has grown since she left, it’s still home to her and exactly where she wants to be in these final days. With a little help from a generous stranger full of the Christmas spirit, the holiday is sure to be perfect for Brindle. Full of love and memories, both old and new. She just prays she’s able to enjoy it before she runs out of time and breath.
Dear Ms. Mooney,
I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this novella. The blurb seemed a little sad but hopeful at the same time. I wanted to know what was going on and how it was going to end – even before I knew what was happening.
The characterization of Brindle (yes, she knows is a strange name but there was a reason for it) and Harmon is done well. I could feel her gasping for air because of the disease she has but also feel the cold in the air as she travels back to her hometown to revisit memories while she can. Harmon does seem to be too good to be true but I like to think that good people are still out there.
There is a definite religious feel to the story which I appreciated and I was sniffing away happy tears at the end. By the time the novella finished the few little inconsistencies I noticed as I was reading didn’t matter but I won’t give away why. This is definitely not the usual Christmas novella but is one that will stay with me for a while. B