Title: Grateful for You
Author: J.D. Walker
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Pages/Word Count: 33 Pages
At a Glance: If you enjoy those feel good kinda short stories, then this one is for you.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Jared Gillespie left the family farm five years ago because Walt Schneider cheated on him. With a woman. What he didn’t realize was that Walt, the man he still loves, was trying to tell him something, and it takes a trip home to figure it out.
After Jared’s mother convinces him to return for Thanksgiving, Jared discovers Walt is a daddy now, of all things. His daughter’s name is Casey — Jared’s middle name. When Jared and Walt confront each other, the resulting confrontation causes Jared to realize he may have pushed Walt to cheat because of his overbearing ways. But would Walt be interested in trying again, after all this time?
Because a man doesn’t name his daughter after his ex-lover if he’s over him, no matter what he pretends to the contrary. Maybe Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful: for second chances, and for love found, not lost.
Review: Jared knows it’s time to go home. He’s been away for five years, ever since his childhood love, Walt, cheated on him. Jared didn’t stick around after it happened, he just left, and he’s never been back. He doesn’t know why Walt did it, or what message he was trying to send, Jared just knew it hurt. But, now it is time to go home and put those ghosts to rest so he can move on and heal—finally.
This is a short story of forgiveness and an example of what love can overcome if we let it. Being so short, we don’t get a lot of backstory here, but we do get a good sense of who these men are individually, and we get enough to know that the love they feel is real. It takes forgiveness on both sides to heal, and both men to be willing to put themselves out there again for this HEA happen.
If you enjoy those feel good kinda short stories, then this one is for you.
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