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Finders Reapers: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Amanda Kimble

Finders Reapers (New Orleans Nocturnes, #4)Finders Reapers by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Finders Reapers: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes #4) by Carrie Pulkinen

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Pulkinen is a fantastic writer and I can’t wait for more of her work.

Jasmine is an necromancer and can do things others find odd. She isn’t normal nor has she ever been normal. She doesn’t scare easily and is waiting to face a challenge. The quote I chose for Jasmine is: “Don’t get all alpha male on me now, mister. We’re a team. We’ll do it together… after we do something else.”

Asher is a reaper and afraid of his feelings for Jasmine. What he doesn’t know is his fate is already set in stone. His boss is helping out making sure Asher gets where he’s supposed to. The quote I chose for Asher is: “And I’ll listen to you. From now on, we work together. Deal?”

Highly recommended for Paranormal Romance lovers.

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Gillian Fawell

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, there were a light of surprises packed into this novella by Seelie Kay. For a quick read, the twists and turns kept coming and were very original. In fact the whole story was original and something I would never have guessed. Great for a quick Christmas read!

Reviewed by @sparkinside

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Felicia Bates

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Last Christmas
Seelie Kay
3 out of 5 stars

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is the promise of miracles and magic. I believe that Santa is more than an imaginary man that delivers toys to children, and for those two reasons alone I needed to read this story. If I am being honest, I am really torn about my final thoughts on the book. The writing was fantastic but there was something about the characters that I didn’t entirely click with. I love the premise that Mrs. Wright must save her husband and the epiphanies that come along with the task. I would recommend you give the Last Christmas a try yourself, it is short and sweet and what is there to lose? Before I wrap this up, I’ll leavd you with a quote from the novella that really stuck with me was  “Medicine is nothing more than an educated guess. They give you their best guess. And sometimes they are just plain wrong. They can’t know what’s in a patient’s heart or soul. They can’t estimate someone’s instinct for survival and will to live. That’s when miracles appear to happen, though they aren’t really miracles at all. They’re just humans instinctively responding to a threat to their life.”

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joan Wright is a woman on the edge, on the edge of grief, loss and heartbreak, her husband David is in St Malcolm’s hospital in an induced coma and at death’s door, but she cannot bear to think about the fact that this will be his last Christmas with her, the cancer has eaten away at him until only morphine and machines are keeping him there with her. She is reminiscing with a nurse about how in love she has been with David, from the age of sixteen when they met until now and that love has only grown stronger, she says that they have celebrated the good and weathered the bad, as well as having three children together and that she is angry because they are not dying together and that it is a cruel thing to be in her situation, the nurse tells her to have faith and that Christmas miracles do happen when there is hope and love in the mix and that her job in the ICU has proven that many times over. As she thinks about what the nurse said, she slips around the wires and machines keeping him alive and into bed with David, there she has a dream that he is alive and well and wanting his Christmas miracle, he hasn’t finished what he needs to do and he hasn’t finished loving her, both emotionally and physically, when she is woken up by the doctor who wants to examine David, but adds that his heart was beating the strongest it has been while she was sleeping next to him, this is too much for Joan to hear and makes excuses for it and blames the cancer for giving her false hope, but he says the same thing as the nurse did earlier that David isn’t the type for giving up and when there is hope and love, that miracles can indeed happen.

As Joan is walking in the open air and surrounded by Christmas spirit, carollers and Santa’s, when she is suddenly being spoken to by someone and it is none other than Santa himself, a centuries old spirit who works with God to dispense advice and bring the Christmas spirit and love to those who need it, although she doesn’t believe it at first, when he invites her to sit down and talk to her, he reveals that it is not David’s time to die yet and even if it was, Heaven is full, St Peter is at his wit’s and and that there is a 5 year waiting list to get in, so unless she wants David to be stuck in a 5 year queue, she has to keep him alive. Joan finds it unbelievable that she is expected to keep him alive when that there isn’t even anything more that the medical staff can do, so he tells her that she needs to give him a reason to live, a reason to keep going as his work is not yet done and that he needs to know that she is on his side.

When she returns home and sees all their memories together and starts to remember them all, she knows what she has to do, she needs to remind David of all that they have shared together and what he has to live for, she needs to get her kids, their grandkids, their friends and even their church on their side and fight for his survival, so she arranges a family meeting and they devise a plan of action, but can Team Wright get their Christmas miracle and love save the day, or will everything fall through in the end? A gripping read which enthralls you as a reader right up to the end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay. This is an incredible short read. So much emotion is packed into this short story. I love Seelie Kay so I knew it would be good but this one pulled at my heartstrings. Its the story of David Wright and he has been told this will be his last Christmas because he has been battling a terminal illness and his days are numbered. His wife Joan has done all she can possible do to help her suffering husband so when Santa tells her that she will help her husband survive she is so confused. How is that possible when she has no training in Nursing or being a doctor. Will this Santa bring this family together for a Christmas to remember? Will they receive the Christmas miracle they’ve been hoping for? Read The Last Christmas to find out!

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Faith Jackson

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

During my Xmas break, this was the perfect book to indulge in at the perfect time. The story itself is passionately written full of Christmas spirit. I loved reading this beautiful book. I felt this one grasped what we look forward to in almost every Xmas movie we crave during holiday season. You’re gonna enjoy all this read has to offer!

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Rachel Moss

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay was a good read. It was very quick, and easy to read as well. It was a very heartfelt novel, full of emotion and some laughter. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. However, while I know this was completely fiction, it felt so unrealistic to me. I also got thrown off a bit from the novel by the sex stuff mentioned. To me, that took away from David’s condition. Other than those two things to me, I loved this novel. It was well written and very fast paced. And I loved the holiday miracle aspect as well. I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Betsy Melano

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A story of faith, a Christmas miracle, love, and belief. Cancer is a topic that is hard for many of us who have lost a loved one to the illness. This story is about a very sick father who has been told that he will not make it to Christmas. His wife is visited by Santa who basically tells her she has given up hope when she must believe she can help her husband. An inspiring tale so the miracle of Christmas!

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Last Christmas Seelie Kay is a heartwarming and emotional story that will complete draw you in from start to finish. I think what I enjoyed the most about this book is that it is so far removed from your typical holiday romance and yet still had that magical feel about it. This time of year can feel a little bit saturated when it comes to the holiday stories and yet this one stood out with ease from all the others I have read.
This is a well written and emotional story about a family trying to find a miracle. The author creates a vivid portrayal of what they must be going through and as the reader you can’t help but become invested in their lives. This is one of those books I think everyone should read and is one I would highly recommend.

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The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay – Review by Amanda Kimble

The Last ChristmasThe Last Christmas by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Last Christmas by Seelie Kay

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Kay is a great author and to see a short story have so much meaning is amazing. This story goes along with the Holidays.

Joan is mourning the loss of her husband even with him not dead. She isn’t sure he’ll live, but when Santa visits her things change. The quote I chose for Joan is: “I do love him. He knows that. I have been with him every step of the way.”

David is dying and he isn’t quite ready to go. When his old friend Santa jumps in to help him out. Santa gets his wife to see what is really going on. The quote I chose for David is: “Oh, for crying out loud. Would you stop all babbling, you monkeys. I need to talk to your mother. Pipe down. We don’t have a minute to waste.”

Highly recommended for Paranormal Romance lovers.

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