Cover and Synopsis:
Luke gave up a Broadway career to
move back to his hometown, taking a job as a high school music teacher.
Ellie is shocked that he would give up a life of fame and fortune to
become a teacher.
As a friendly bet, Ellie volunteers to help
Luke out at a children's choir program that he runs. She is soon
surprised at how quickly the children find a place in her heart and she
begins to see Luke in a new light as she discovers that with the magic
of Christmas and the power of music, even miracles can happen.
This is a sweet story about a college girl learning the power of serving others and the joy it brings. It's a great story for the Christmas season, and it has all the right ingredients to make a cute Hallmark channel movie: Wealthy girl, attractive guy, and some underprivileged kids with stories that pull at your heart-strings.
It's a quick read (it only took me an hour), and while I couldn't form a strong bond with the characters in that short span of time, I was interested in what happened and seeing how things ended. The writing could use just a touch of editing, but it certainly wasn't anything to stop me from enjoying the story.
If you're looking for a short story to read while you take a coffee break, this would be a good choice. I really think it would make a lovely little Hallmark movie; hopefully someone in the business will stumble upon it and recognize the possibilities!
My Rating: 4 stars