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The Gift - A Pen and Paintbrush Short Story #2 - cover

The Gift - A Pen and Paintbrush Short Story #2

S.L. Dearing

Publisher: SLDearing

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Summary

In The One, Kate Flannery and Matt Eisner met at a gallery opening and, after spending one evening together, realized that it was true love. Now, eight months later, they are happily living together in Matt’s home in Malibu and getting ready for their first Chanukah and Christmas together. But as the holidays draw near, an unexpected problem threatens their happy holiday.

Will they be able to weather the storm and find their happiness this holiday season? Or will the intolerance of the past tear them apart?

On the last night of Chanukah and Christmas Eve, they will discover… The Gift.

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