Sunday, December 6, 2015

Short Story Review: The Twelve Stitches of Christmas by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow ~ A Christmas Fairy Tale Romance

The Twelve Stitches of Christmas

by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow

Genre: Christmas Fairy Tale Romance 

Length:  39 pages

About the Story:

Ensorcelled and enslaved by her evil uncle, Carolennea has lost her sweet voice and sews the impossibly beautiful clothing he sells in his tailor shop. But this yuletide season will bring a new customer: a handsome knight for whom she will brave her uncle’s wrath—and who in return will help break the spell. Sir Ardin will set free her fingers, her voice…and her heart.


A handsome knight and true love are the recipe for breaking the evil spell that enslaves Carolennea, all in time for Christmas.

My Review:

Carolennea has been orphaned and forced to live with her only living relative, a shady Uncle. When he solicits help in being prosperous with false intentions, bad goes to worse when he is no longer the intended target of this help.  Cursed with magical sewing fingers and absolutely no voice, Caroleannea continues to ask for someone to find her and take her away from this life.

After years of slavery, will this year be the year she is finally freed of the curse that keeps her bound to her Uncle?

Twelve Stitches of Christmas is a sweet Christmas romance. The short story comes complete with an evil Uncle, a spell casting witch, a damsel in distress, and the handsome knight that finds said damsel.  The story is enjoyable and you will certainly be rooting for Sir Ardin, as he confronts a wicked Uncle, and tries to rescue Caroleannea.

Written in fairy tale fashion there isn't anything inappropriate in The Twelve Stitches of Christmas.  You'll fall in love with Caroleannea and Sir Arden and despise the Uncle, hoping that the story has a Happily Ever After ending.  Be prepared to be enchanted and engaged from the very beginning.

Review copy courtesy of the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the Authors:

Debra Parmley loves spreading love, one story at a time. Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was a young girl, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.

Debra enjoys writing, reading, playing at being a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried him folk tales from the countries she has visited.

Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.

For more about her work as well as interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner, visit Debra’s website and sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for insider news and contests.

Robert Arrow is an adventurer who has always preferred the bow over the sword, thought he carries both. “Protection is the responsibility of the individual.” While he does travel by horseback, he will always choose to float down a river whenever it is an option.

Known to wander between the great cities of Memphis, Little Rock, Hattisburg, and Shreveport, his home can be found on the western edge of the Parsonage, close to the lake from whence comes its name. Currently, he is in longing search of some fair damsel in distress to come to the rescue for, or a capable lady to share his adventures, and is actively accepting applications for the position. 

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