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Book Review: Christmas Future by Rita Garcia

Posted by Julie on July 11, 2013 in Book Review, Julie Arduini |

Last month I reviewed Dr. Rita Garcia’s books Kaleidoscope Summer and Tangerine Morning. Today I review her Serenity Cove novella, Christmas Future: Sarah Anne’s story.

Description:

Join the angels, Shirley Goodness and Mercy Grace, for an enchanting look at the Christmas Season from a very interesting perspective. 

Fast forwarding to Christmas 2035, the small town of Serenity Cove has undergone many surprising and adventurous changes. Computers, microwaves and even books have become obsolete. X-Eagle hover cars are quite the rave. And using a food processor has taken on a whole new meaning. Yet some things, like young love remain the same. 

Sarah Anne Delatorre loves the handsome Ian Caldwell, but marrying him means leaving the town and the people she loves. She refused his first proposal, now it’s up to Ian to find a way to change her mind. 

Shirley Goodness suggests fastening your seatbelts, when the Delatorre family boards the new Mach IV for an off planet trip to Belletroyan.

 

This was a fun novella because we journey to the future and find out how Serenity Cove and the people in it, are doing. Travel has changed, technology continues to advance to the point of the bookstore being for sale because people in 2035 rarely read them.

I liked seeing familiar faces, Jezzica, Maggie, and Samantha. As much as things change, a lot I can relate to stays the same. The conflict of staying close to family. Wanting to be with the ones you love. Sarah Anne’s conflict with Ian rings true, no matter the year.

What sets this apart are the two angels, Shirley Goodness and Mercy Grace. We see Serenity Cove from their perspective, and I think they give an unique, whimsical spin on a future romance.

It’s a quick read that will leave you with a smile.

To purchase, click here.

I received Christmas Future as a gift from the author. There was no expectation from her for me to review this, and my words are my honest assessment.

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