Book Reviews

A Christmas Promise by K.C. Wells at Island Tales Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-December-2017

Book Blurb

The last thing Micah Trant expects to find in the snow by the side of the road, is a badly beaten man. But when Micah discovers his identity, it feels like more than mere coincidence is at work here. Like modern day Good Samaritans, he and his dad offer the stranger a place to recuperate. After all, it’s almost Thanksgiving, and Greg is in no state to travel home. It’s not an entirely altruistic move: Micah wants answers, and he’s not the only one.

Greg cannot believe the way things turned out. The odds of Micah being the one to find him have to be astronomical, but he accepts the kind offer. As days become weeks, Greg learns more about Micah’s family, and comes to realize that staying with them for a Wyoming Christmas might just provide him with the answers he’s been seeking.

The magic of the holidays will also conjure up something neither Micah nor Greg expected….

Book Review

Any blurb containing the words “magic of the holidays” or their equivalent has my immediate attention. I am just such a sucker for any type of magic, but the winter holidays are even more special – probably because I am still a kid at heart where creativity and imagination are concerned. Anyway, combine Christmas with a stranger in need, compassionate people who come to his aid, and a romance, and I am pretty much guaranteed to like the story that follows. ‘A Christmas Promise’ gave me everything I had hoped for, so I can recommend it to anyone who, like me, has a special place in their heart for Christmas miracles. And the one at the center of this novel is a big one!


Micah does not start out looking forward to Christmas – and no wonder, since Christmas Day is when his mother died two years ago. Then, just before Thanksgiving, he finds a beaten-up young man named Greg at the side of the road, rescues him, and discovers it is the beginning of an adventure that will change Micah’s life. The envelope Greg carries on him is addressed to Micah’s father, and it contains a mystery that has Micah looking for answers – and me in suspense as to what was going on, followed by wanting to know what was going to happen.


Greg has lost his father, been beaten up, and is looking for a man he thought he’d never find, only to be rescued by his son and taken into their home. There are secrets in Greg’s past as well, things he does not want to talk about, and then there are things he does not know about his father that only Micah’s father can tell him about… needless to say, this story is full of secrets, questions, and revelations. Not that I am going to tell you what they are, all I am going to say is that some of them are pretty unexpected and they cause more than one twist I did not see coming.


If you like Christmas stories full of mystery, if suspenseful romances are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is full of family drama – both past and present – then you will probably like this novel.






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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 2216 pages/56000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-November-2017
Price $3.99 ebook, $13.99 paperback
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