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A review of A Very Furry Christmas is in the December 2017 issue of Catworld Magazine UK's favorite cat magazine. :o

"Each story takes you away from the commercial side of Christmas and makes you think about people that may find it hard at this time of year, while also giving you a happy ending. There is always hope and by unconditional acts of kindness, there can be miracles too. The author writes with compassion and I am sure that many readers will identify with some of the experiences of the characters involved." -  Catworld Magazine (December 2017, Page 28)


What readers are saying about A Very Furry Christmas. ]

"This review is from: A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales (Paperback) I loved reading this book; wish it had more stories, though. All four stories were well written and I couldn't put the book down. I truly enjoyed how the author gave all the cats in the stories human qualities and thoughts! I would definitely read this author's work in the future." - Amazon Customer

"Every story touched my heart. From the man who mourns his wife to the priest who is losing his faith, all the stories have a powerful message of love, strength and courage--all centered around animals. It's a quick read, but still time for a few tears here and there. Very heart-warning and pleasant. I loved it." - Amazon Customer


The perfect Christmas gift and wonderful year round reading.  :D

4.8 star rating on 21 Global Amazon Ratings/19 Global Amazon Reviews
4.3 star rating on 35 Goodreads Reviews


       


This book contains four heartwarming stories about our feline friends and the humans who love them.

Slipper's Last Breath

For most people Christmas is a time for reflection, a time to share and celebrate with family and friends, but for some it is a time of sadness and quiet desperation. What if your soul mate, best friend and lover is no longer around to share in the season of joy and you are about to lose the last remaining link to a life you once knew and loved. Would you find the strength to survive? Slipper's Last Breath is a story about love, companionship and triumph over tragedy.

Some might call it a Christmas miracle, but I call it the power of unconditional love.

The Unwrapped Gift

Sometimes the best gifts are the unexpected ones. After enduring the heartbreak of a bad marriage, Beth is in no mood to celebrate the Christmas season. It's sad enough spending the holidays alone, but watching Spice, her five-year-old Labrador retriever, mope around the house was more than she could bear. A visit to Miller's tree farm to cheer up her canine companion leads to an unexpected find and the possibility of a new found relationship.

When she least expects it, Beth rediscovers love and the magic of Christmas.

A Charcoal Christmas

She was born under the loading dock behind Johnson's Market and lost her mother when she was only five weeks old. One of a litter of six, she and her siblings had to learn to fend for themselves at a young age. The life expectancy of a feral cat is short, but thanks to the generosity of a compassionate store owner, the kittens were well fed and enjoying their lives. Then one day a stranger appears and takes her away from the safety of her kin. Confused and frightened, she is forced to endure an uncaring human and ultimately the forces of nature, in hopes of returning to the ones she loves.

A Charcoal Christmas is a bittersweet tale of survival, hope and loving companionship.

Christmas Mourning

A troubled priest struggling with doubts about his faith and vocation has an unexpected encounter with a stray, weather-beaten black cat. When Father Pedro decides to provide warmth and shelter for the lost creature, he has no idea how this simple act of kindness will impact his life forever.



A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales  Print Edition $5.99 (Amazon) 


A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales  Ebook Edition $1.99 (Amazon)

Download the ebook version free, when you purchase a print version from Amazon.

 
Dear Reader: Please be aware that this is not a children's book. The subject matter in the stories is for adults.   








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    A review of A Very Furry Christmas is in the December 2017 issue of Catworld Magazine UK's favorite cat magazine. :o

    "Each story takes you away from the commercial side of Christmas and makes you think about people that may find it hard at this time of year, while also giving you a happy ending. There is always hope and by unconditional acts of kindness, there can be miracles too. The author writes with compassion and I am sure that many readers will identify with some of the experiences of the characters involved." -  Catworld Magazine (December 2017, Page 28)


    What readers are saying about A Very Furry Christmas. ]

    "This review is from: A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales (Paperback) I loved reading this book; wish it had more stories, though. All four stories were well written and I couldn't put the book down. I truly enjoyed how the author gave all the cats in the stories human qualities and thoughts! I would definitely read this author's work in the future." - Amazon Customer

    "Every story touched my heart. From the man who mourns his wife to the priest who is losing his faith, all the stories have a powerful message of love, strength and courage--all centered around animals. It's a quick read, but still time for a few tears here and there. Very heart-warning and pleasant. I loved it." - Amazon Customer


    The perfect Christmas gift and wonderful year round reading.  :D

    4.8 star rating on 21 Global Amazon Ratings/19 Global Amazon Reviews
    4.3 star rating on 35 Goodreads Reviews


           


    This book contains four heartwarming stories about our feline friends and the humans who love them.

    Slipper's Last Breath

    For most people Christmas is a time for reflection, a time to share and celebrate with family and friends, but for some it is a time of sadness and quiet desperation. What if your soul mate, best friend and lover is no longer around to share in the season of joy and you are about to lose the last remaining link to a life you once knew and loved. Would you find the strength to survive? Slipper's Last Breath is a story about love, companionship and triumph over tragedy.

    Some might call it a Christmas miracle, but I call it the power of unconditional love.

    The Unwrapped Gift

    Sometimes the best gifts are the unexpected ones. After enduring the heartbreak of a bad marriage, Beth is in no mood to celebrate the Christmas season. It's sad enough spending the holidays alone, but watching Spice, her five-year-old Labrador retriever, mope around the house was more than she could bear. A visit to Miller's tree farm to cheer up her canine companion leads to an unexpected find and the possibility of a new found relationship.

    When she least expects it, Beth rediscovers love and the magic of Christmas.

    A Charcoal Christmas

    She was born under the loading dock behind Johnson's Market and lost her mother when she was only five weeks old. One of a litter of six, she and her siblings had to learn to fend for themselves at a young age. The life expectancy of a feral cat is short, but thanks to the generosity of a compassionate store owner, the kittens were well fed and enjoying their lives. Then one day a stranger appears and takes her away from the safety of her kin. Confused and frightened, she is forced to endure an uncaring human and ultimately the forces of nature, in hopes of returning to the ones she loves.

    A Charcoal Christmas is a bittersweet tale of survival, hope and loving companionship.

    Christmas Mourning

    A troubled priest struggling with doubts about his faith and vocation has an unexpected encounter with a stray, weather-beaten black cat. When Father Pedro decides to provide warmth and shelter for the lost creature, he has no idea how this simple act of kindness will impact his life forever.



    A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales  Print Edition $5.99 (Amazon) 


    A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales  Ebook Edition $1.99 (Amazon)

    Download the ebook version free, when you purchase a print version from Amazon.

     
    Dear Reader: Please be aware that this is not a children's book. The subject matter in the stories is for adults.   










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