Title: Christmas Spirit
Author: Nicola May
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Fiction
The jolliest time of the year is Christmas, but not for everyone.
Evie broke up with her boyfriend Darren. Their two years relationship and living together is gone because Darren cheated her. Setting in the bar with her friend Bea, Evie meets Greg who invites her to help at a homeless shelter. There she assembles Yves a tramp. He is young and very wise.
Christmas Spirit is the book about Evie, and her journey of a spiritual awakening guided by Yves. I enjoy reading this book especially sensed the Christmas spirit in it. It is a delighted and profound novelette which is read about an hour and so.
Evie is a funny girl and a good person. I like it how Yves guides her through all those things that really matter and make her forgive her past actions which led her to disastrous relationships and unhappiness. I get pleasure from reading about their meetings and those cards painted with water-colors make me shivered.
“I can’ believe just how kind everyone is.’ Evie placed the final gift out the huge box that Greg had handed her.’ It’s embarrassing to admit that I have never done anything so charitable in my whole life. To tell the truth I don’t even like Christmas Day.”
“I hope Santa falls down the chimney and squashes you both to death.”
This made me sob because I lost my mom three years ago and these days the Orthodox gives a respect to death people going on graveyard:
“Celia Harris had died when she was just thirty- five, of a sudden hemorrhage, and it had been the single most horrific event to date in Evie’s whole life. She was so glad that Celia had had her when she was just seventeen, as it had at least given her eighteen glorious years with her mother. She still missed her every single day.”
“Once everyone was settled, it was the loudest silence she had ever experienced.”
“Never say or think of negatives, Evie. Positivity breeds positivity.”
“Let him go, Evie, let him go with love. We should all let go of the negative people in our lives as they do not help us move forward. If someone has hurt you in the past, you don’t have to forgive them to their face, but in your heart. Thank them for the experience they gave you and let it go.”
“Devine sparks are embedded in everyone. It’s up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather them and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new.”
This poem was read on Princess Diana’s funeral by her sister, written by Henry van Dyke, the American poet. I like it and it easily could be my motto:
“Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is eternity.”
Nicola May – Biography
Nicola May lives near the famous Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks – and, naturally, enjoying a flutter on the horses.
Nicola likes to write about love, life and friendship in a realistic way, describing her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick’.
She has written eight novels, with Christmas Spirit being her first novella.
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