4 stars for Home Is Where the Christmas Trees Are (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by CJane Elliott #M/M #Holiday


Title: Home Is Where The Christmas Trees Are (Sleigh Ride-2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Cjane Elliot (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 47 pages


After the tragic death of his sister, Jan, Dex Crawford leaves his life in Portland to take care of his twelve-year-old niece, Rowan. He gets a job as a physical therapist and tries to be a good guardian to Rowan, but they’re both grieving. The Christmas holidays hit Dex especially hard this year. He’d always left it to Jan to make the season merry, and now it’s up to him. Two weeks before Christmas, Dex has yet to even put up a Christmas tree.

Things go from bad to worse when Rowan’s clarinet is stolen right before the school holiday concert. Dex’s life begins to turn around when he accompanies Rowan to school to talk to her band teacher, Ed Alcott. Handsome and kind, Ed likes kids, music, and holiday decorations. Dex comes to think of him as his very own Christmas elf. Ed brings with him everything that’s been missing in Dex’s life: the possibility of love, home, and celebration… and Christmas trees.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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 FourStarsI have always enjoyed romances with children in them and I really enjoyed this one even if I didn’t really enjoy the ending. I read a couple of books by this author so I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed the book.  I immediately connected with Dex, Ed and Rowan. I was glad to see that Ed and Dex were going to make a go of this especially with how the story ended. Sorry I refuse to tell you. You’ll just have to read the book for yourself.



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After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.

CJane is an ardent supporter of gay equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.

In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.

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