Book Reviews

Feathers From the Sky by Posy Roberts at Boho Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 31-July-2020

Book Blurb

Closets aren’t for people.

And Cal is tired of the secrets and lies.


He came out as bisexual years ago, but his parents dismissed it as a phase. They don’t know he dated men. But his boyfriend, Philip, is on his way to celebrate the holidays with them.


This is the perfect moment. The whole family is in one place. And Philip has been very patient. Cal dreams of a kiss to ring in the New Year, but he’s not sure how everyone will react to his coming out.


What will make Cal step out of the closet for good?



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, December 2013.


Book Review

'Feathers from the Sky' is an excellent title for this book. It was explained to me when one of the main characters describes what the snow coming down feels and looks like. For him, the snowflakes were like "feathers from the sky". For me, this title also describes the feeling of the story: very light, sometimes surprising, and very beautiful. This is not an action-packed adventure, or a laugh-out-loud comedy. It is a quiet story about a man struggling with telling his family he has a boyfriend, and his boyfriend (who they all think is his roommate) there, by his side, supporting him.

Cal, short for Calvin, is one of seven siblings, and the "middle child". Having three older and three younger siblings certainly put that term into a new light for me! He is also the only introvert in the bunch and at Christmastime, when they all congregate, it isn’t easy for him to keep his cool. Added to the fact he wants to tell them he has a boyfriend when he knows they "expect" all their children to have kids, he is extremely stressed. After all, he told them he was bisexual when he was in high school, but he didn’t really start dating guys until college – and never told them about any of them. His desperation is palpable.

Philip travels a lot for his job, and only makes it to Cal's parents' home after Christmas. When he arrives to find out Cal never even told them Philip would be there, he is sort of surprised, but not in the least upset. He knows Cal quite clear, and accepts him with all his quirks. I really loved that acceptance and how Philip never gives up on Cal, just quietly supports him. It'd totally wonderful and makes for a quiet, charming story, despite all the "noise" from other family members.

If you like stories with a touch of self-inflicted panic and a whole lot of "people overload", if you enjoy reading about men who truly love and support each other, rather than trying to fix the other's mistakes, and if you're looking for a Christmassy read with some wonderful and loving family scenes, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 77 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-June-2019
Price $2.99 ebook
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