Monday, August 14, 2017

Review – ‘The Gift’ by Casi McLean


Savanna Bradford's impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan's proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate. How could she choose between her dreams and the love of her life? Savannah panicked, took off to the solace of the lake despite the impending snow storm. She had to think, but her brief sabbatical didn't include getting stuck in a ditch in the middle of nowhere, or spending the night with an enigmatic old woman from the twilight zone. Was it fate, or had her accident thrust her into a comatose dream? And will she discover that the mystical gift from her bizarre encounter holds the key to her true destiny before it's too late?


Savannah works as a successful fashion designer in Atlanta and she’s in love with a wonderful man who dotes on her. Life is perfect until she’s promoted to her dream job and has to move to London. It’s Christmas Eve and Ryan has no idea about the promotion. He plans to ask her to marry him. When she finds the ring, she flees his house during a snowstorm and finds herself in a stranded in a ditch. Luckily for Savannah, there’s a sweet old woman who takes her in for the night.
But this woman, Emma, isn’t who she seems to be. Savannah needs to make a choice that will forever change both her and Emma’s destinies forever.
This is a really sweet short story about second chances and learning that there’s more to life than money and a career. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and I found no typos. I wish the story would've been a bit longer so I could've seen Savannah and Ryan interact more, but it's a full, complete story with no cliffhangers.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. I received an ebook copy through the author’s newsletter. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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