For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go.
Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.
Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?
R.J. Scott delivered a beautifully written Christmas story in The Christmas Throwaway and one that should be read every year to remind us of our blessings.
Zach was tossed from his home. Young, vulnerable and homeless, Zach was lucky enough to meet police officer Ben on a cold winter’s night, as the snow begun to fall and the temperature dropped. Ben talked Zach into returning to his home where we are treated to a beautiful family filled with love and warmth.
Although Zach was young and the attraction between the two men quickly snuck up, the story was so much more than that. Ben realized his feelings for Zach would turn into something more, but wanted the best for the young man, allowing him to grow, mature and find himself in the world.
I adored Ben’s family and friends~ the traditions, the gift-giving, the happiness which enveloped Zach and allowed him to be accepted.
Ms. Scott chose the perfect narrator for the audible addition. Sean Crisden’s soothing voice transported this reader into the wintery nights, the cold seeping into my bones and the gut-wrenching feelings of abandonment.
Ms. Scott wrote a slow-simmer story of lasting family and love~ a perfect tale to add to any Christmas collection.
A five handcuff review
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