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Christmas is really not that far, and because time passes quickly many people have already started to think about what presents they might get for their loved ones. If you have a friend who loves books, you might consider getting them “The Miracle of the Christmas Wish Holder” by R.A. Cabral. Why? The answer is very simple: because it is one of those classic Christmas tales that can make one feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Relatable and realistic characters, an interesting plot, an unexpected twist, and magic… this novella has everything it needs to keep the readers hooked.
The Soltero Brothers have delighted the children and parents in the Sacramento area with their custom-crafted wooden “wish boxes” for years. It is said that if you place a note with your wishes for a friend or a loved one in a “wish box” and you truly believe in magic, your wishes will come true. And the kids know this is no myth; it is real, and they can’t wait to get their “wish boxes” each Christmas. But things get a bit complicated when Donte Soltero creates a new logo for the “wish boxes”, and the Soltero family business is charged of trademark infringement because the logo somehow resembles the logo of a large corporation focused on cloud computing storage. If the issue is not solved soon, the kids will not receive their “wish boxes” this year and many wishes will not be fulfilled. Donte asks his high school sweetheart, public relations executive Grace McBride, to mediate a settlement with the company.
The characters are one of the many strengths of this novella. They are all realistic and very well developed. Donte is a widower with two teenage children. He is doing his best with his kids, and this shows in their behavior. Even though they act just like all teenagers would, they are well educated and they respect their family. Grace is an intelligent, independent and kind woman. There is a possible romance between her and Donte, and the readers will like to see them together because they would really make a great couple.
If you’re wondering where the Christmas magic in this story is, you’ll have to read it and find out. Let’s just say that Grace has a hard time believing that the dust from the Rosewood tree cuttings that is applied on the logo truly possesses magical powers.
“The Miracle of the Christmas Wish Holder” will be on promo on Amazon on December 5, so make sure you grab a copy, or maybe two if you think someone close to you might like it.