Coffee Talk Writers

Welcome to Coffee Talk Writers!
We are writers who love coffee, wine, and a good book.

Check out our new releases below!

Review of Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

Blog Tours , Coffee Talk Writers , Contemporary Romance , Fantasy , Paranormal , Reviews , Reviews by Michaela Miles , Romance Genre , Women's Fiction 🕔September 21, 2014 2 comments

Review of Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

Aubrey-Wynne_Merry-Christmas-Henry_240px

Genre: Contemporary holiday fantasy

Publisher: Melange Books, LLC   Length: 40 pages

Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

Review by Michaela Miles

Note: Michaela is a member of Coffee Talk Writers and guest reviewer.

A short review, for a short story with a lovely twist that I can’t give away!

Right from the beginning, Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne is a delightful story about a darling man looking for love. No spoilers, but it is so lovely and heart-warming that it’s well worth the small price. A great little pick-me-up for any time of the year 🙂

I give it 5 Coffee Mugs!

Coffee_Mug_5

 

If you liked this review, visit Michaela at http://www.michaelamiles.com

Buy Links:

Melange Books, LLC: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/aubreywynne/merryxmashenry.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merry-Christmas-Henry-Aubrey-Wynne-ebook/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/merry-christmas-henry-aubrey-wynne/1117352015?ean=2940045373494

 

 Aubrey-Wynne_Best-Romance-Short-Story_150px

Excerpt:

“Hey, Henry, you want a little overtime?” the supervisor had asked. “Charlie called in sick and I could use an extra hand. Another rich collector remembered us in his will. We’ve got a pricey piece arriving in about an hour and I’d feel better with some extra security.”

Henry tried to wipe the smile off his face. Five years in the city and he still felt like a country bumpkin. “Sure.”

“The paper says a Rubens. Flemish, wasn’t he? But it’s a small one.”

Henry gave a whistle. “Impressive.”

“There’s a companion painting with it, artist unknown. We’ll have to find a spot for it in appreciation for the collector’s piece.”

An hour later, Henry held a priceless painting in his hands. God, he loved this job.

“The family probably figured they wouldn’t get any money out of the other one. But this one sure is a beauty,” the supervisor said as he reached for the Rubens.

“Yes, indeed,” Henry replied, as his eyes landed on the second painting. “Striking.”

Henry’s boss laughed. “I’m talking about this one, Bud. The little one is worth the big bucks!” His boss headed toward the office to start the paperwork on the new museum pieces.

“Yes, of course,” he murmured, but his attention remained focused on the woman in the larger painting.

She sat on the edge of a rocky cliff, her face slightly turned as if looking over the edge. Her legs were out to the side, knees bent, a long, olive-colored skirt spread around her haphazardly as if blown by the wind. The stormy ocean breakers rushed between jagged rocks then turned into frothy waves that lapped at the sand. The details in the picture were crisp and stark, the color was minimal—just the woman on a cliff with the turbulent water below. But the overall effect created a hauntingly beautiful scene.

He felt her distress, her sorrow. His fingers itched to reach out and pull her from the painting and hold her, soothe her, give her comfort. Henry knew that if she could turn and face him, he would be looking at the most exquisite creature he’d ever seen. His hand shook as he reached out to touch the canvas.

“Are you okay, Henry?”

Henry drew his hand back quickly as if he’d been caught in the act of—of what? Touching a frame? Good lord, he must be tired.

“What? Oh, yeah, I just need some sleep. ” As Henry turned to leave, he took one last look at the woman who had just stolen his heart. Fate had given him a precious gift. He whistled “Angels We Have Heard on High” all the way home.

Aubrey-Wynne_Profile_300px

About the Author

Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. She is a proud member of the Coffee Talk Writers. Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Editors and Predators Reader’s Choice of 2013. Her humorous shorts, Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies and To Cast A Cliché are published with AlfieFiction.com

Hook up with Aubrey

http://aubreywynneauthor.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/aubrey.wynne.7

https://www.facebook.com/magnificentvalor

https://twitter.com/Aubreywynne51

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17695894-aubrey-wynne

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18781435-merry-christmas-henry?from_search=true

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AubreyWynne

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile

aubreywynneauthor@gmail.com

 

Other Books by Aubrey Wynne:

Aubrey-Wynne_Petes-Mighty-Purty-Privies_240px

Pete McNutt, a privy salesman, needs customers for his new business. Spring has arrived and it’s prime time Privy Season. After much consideration, he refines his sales pitch, takes courage in hand and heads to the monthly meeting of the Women’s Library Association.

Alfie Dog Fiction: http://alfiedog.com/products-page/aubrey-wynne/petes-mighty-purty-privies-aubrey-wynne-2000-words-humour-historical/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21798744-pete-s-mighty-purty-privies

 

Aubrey-Wynne_To-Cast-A-Cliche_240px

The evil Queen Lucinda exacts revenge on a royal poet by casting a spell of never-ending clichés upon the kingdom. Will the clever King Richard thwart his stepmother’s magic and save the good people of Maxim? Test your literary knowledge and enjoy an entertaining spoof on fairytales.

Alfie Dog Fiction: http://alfiedog.com/products-page/aubrey-wynne/to-cast-a-cliche-aubrey-wynne-2700-words-fairytale/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22666679-to-cast-a-cliche

About Author

Who wrote this article

Michaela Miles

Michaela Miles writes. By day she is a mild-mannered copywriter and web designer, but by night she is consumed by the characters in her head and writes to set them free. In her spare time, she is primary carer and chief wrangler for a husband and three children, the big boss at her web design company and photography studio, and is completing a Bachelor of English Literature.

View More Articles

2 Comments

What people say
  1. Aubrey Wynne

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I hope this gets everyone in the holiday spirit.

    Reply Aubrey Wynne 21 September 2014, 17:03

Write a Comment

Join the conversation

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: