Tuesday, 17 January 2017

BOOK REVIEW ~ Believing again - A tale of Two Christmases by Martin Crosbie - Cosy read

TITLE - Believing Again ~ A tale of Two Christmases

AUTHOR - Martin Crosbie

KINDLE EDITION - 183 pages

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Two weeks before Christmas, Becky gets what she always wanted. James proposes to her and promises that they’ll have lots of Christmases together.
When Stephen returns home after serving overseas all he wants is to spend Christmas with his new wife, Myra. All he can think about is her touch, her warmth.

A compelling story of two couples, traveling their separate paths, building their lives together, until one day a secret is revealed that changes all of their lives.
And, afterward, nothing will ever be the same again.

Believing Again: A Tale of two Christmases is a heart-warming tale of love, commitment, family, and, of course, Christmas.


This book is two tales intertwined. It starts just before Christmas. There's Becky and James; Stephen and Myra.

Becky and James are college sweethearts who have a romantic courtship and eventually marry.

Stephen is in the Army. Myra is his Sisters Friend and work colleague. Their's is more of a whirlwind romance, and although they hardly knew each other, they married before he headed off to Afghanistan.

The two couples do not know each other, however their worlds collide when tragedy strikes. Then the lies and deceipt appear and their lives change forever.

This wasn't a very long book, in fact it was only about 180 pages log, however the author packed a lot of story lines into this book, and it made for a great read. It was well structured and the author managed to build up the characters with ease in just a few pages.

It only dropped a star rating for me, as towards the final pages, I felt it jumped quite a bit and I would have liked a little more dialogue between the characters which could have been achieved by adding just a few extra pages to the book.


Born in Aberdeen, UK

Website http://martincrosbie.com/

Twitter martinthewriter

In a press release, Amazon called Martin Crosbie’s debut novel My Temporary Life one of their success stories. His self-publishing journey has been chronicled in Publisher's Weekly, Forbes, and Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper. Martin’s recent release The Dead List (A John Drake Mystery) was awarded a publishing contract by Kindle Press.

He’s also the author of My Name Is Hardly - Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy, Lies I Never Told - A Collection of Short Stories, How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle - An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook, 2016 Edition, and Believing Again: A Tale Of Two Christmases.

Martin was born in the Highlands of Scotland and currently makes his home just outside Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada.