A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW
eBook - Available 2007
Rating: 4 Enchantments
In past times, people put candles in their windows at Christmas. In A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, Ms. McKay gives us a vivid tale that may give us pause when it comes to the Yuletide season.
Shelby Lassen has to pack up her Grandmother’s cabin and get it ready to sell after the great lady dies of a heart attack. When local handyman Chris Elleson shows up to repair a few things, Shelby shivers, but not from the cold!
Though Christmas is a little ways past, Shelby finds the seasonal spirit giving her a little push. In the attic, she finds a box of Christmas decorations that holds a special gift for her from her Grandmother.
Without fully understanding the reason, Shelby lights the beautiful candle she was given and places it in a window. For two nights in a row, Shelby lights the candle, and for two nights in a row, she receives two amazing visits.
Ms. McKay is gifted. This book kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. The plot was fantastic, with the old ideas being developed with new concepts. The interaction between her characters is very real. You can understand Shelby’s frustration, longing and joy, and more importantly, you can feel it.
All in all, an excellent short story that will warm the heart on even the coldest winter night. Awesome!