Book Review: If the Fates Allow
Edited by Annie Harper, 2017
New Release! I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for the purpose of review.
Premise: Five stories of love, hope, and forgiveness at the holidays.
Do you need some warm and fuzzy holiday cheer? Do you love love?
This new collection features five LGBTQ holiday romances that make your heart feel full of sugarplums. I smiled and sighed and giggled. It's seriously sweet, without being too sweet.
The first author, Killian Brewer, starts off strong with "Gracious Living Magazine Says It Must Be a Live Tree." Marcus wants his first Christmas with his boyfriend to be perfect, and his grandmother's friends are there to help.
"True North" by Pene Henson follows a WNBA star who goes home for the holidays with a friend, only to navigate her family's misguided assumptions and her high school crush.
Erin Finnegan brings us "Last Call at the Casa Blanca Bar & Grill," in which a young political adviser navigates the first holiday after his lover's accidental death.
"Halfway Home" is an adorable story about a woman who feels lost in life until she rescues a dog and meets an animal lover.
Finally, "Shelved" by Lynn Charles features a library student who interferes in her uncle's love life because she's too shy to pursue her own.
Each story is full of great characters and each is a perfect little tale. It's so rare for a compilation not to have at least one dud, but I enjoyed each story for different reasons. I can be cynical about both romance and the holidays, but I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
5 Stars - An Awesome Book