Friday, 24 December 2010
Quick Review: A Peyton Family Christmas - Moira Rogers
A free short story set after Crossroads and before Deadlock.
Life has settled down for Nicole Peyton and Derek Gabriel. They've fought battles and won, but friends and family still struggle with the scars. During their first Christmas together, surrounded by the people they love most, Derek and Nick give each other the less tangible gifts that matter most--and the too tangible gifts that mean forever.
This story contains major spoilers for Crossroads. Read with caution!
This story can be downloaded for free on Moira Rogers' website click here for more details
Southern Arcana Series:
A Peyton Family Christmas (free short story on Moira Rogers' website)
Zola's Pride (free short story on Moira Rogers' website)
Two Weddings (and One Near Funeral) (free short story on Moira Rogers' website
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I'm not going to give any details on the plot as it is a short story & I don't want to ruin it for you. I would like to point out that this story will include major spoilers for Crossroads so I would strongly recommend reading Crossroads first.
I love getting to see a glimpse of a couple after they get their happy ending and it was great to see how Derek and Nick are spending their first Christmas. The story is set not long after the ending of Crossroads so they are still trying to deal with the aftermath of previous events but they are still crazy about each other. With both of them being very family oriented they are looking forward to spending Christmas with their loved ones and it was good to see Michelle and Kat to find out how they are coping.
It's aways nice when authors offer free short stories & I often read them before buying an author's books to see if I think I'll like their writing style. However in this case I'd strongly recommend reading the previous 2 books in the series first - at least read Crossroads as this would really give away the ending of the book if you decide to go back to that one later. Moira Rogers do have other free reads on their website that don't include spoilers though so you could check those out if you want to get a taster of their writing.
I really love the Southern Arcana series and would definitely recommend giving it a try if you haven't already. A Peyton Family Christmas is a nice addition to the series and a great way of getting into the Christmas spirit.
Source: Downloaded for free from Moira Rogers' website
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