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Kev's had a truly horrible year. After losing his mom, he was plunged into a deep depression, and only pulled through with his best friend Andrew's help. So when Andrew invites him to spend Christmas with his family in Connecticut, it would be pretty crappy to turn down the invitation, despite not being sure how he would fit in with Andrew's very white, very wholesome famiKev's had a truly horrible year. After losing his mom, he was plunged into a deep depression, and only pulled through with his best friend Andrew's help. So when Andrew invites him to spend Christmas with his family in Connecticut, it would be pretty crappy to turn down the invitation, despite not being sure how he would fit in with Andrew's very white, very wholesome family. As soon as they get there, Kev and Andrew are greeted with over-active and curious children, and many harried--and curious--adults. As Kev struggles to find his place amidst the chaos, he is also confronted by his awakening desire for something he really can't have--his straight best friend. But revelations, great and small, take everyone by surprise--and show that Christmas just might be the happiest time of the year, after all....

Title : christmas at the wellands
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ISBN : 37837612
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 88 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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christmas at the wellands Reviews

  • Ele
    2019-03-07 07:40

    Roll out the red carpet for Liz Jacobs! Why is this the first time I hear about this author? I can't believe this isFREE !Amazing writing, great narrative and very good rep. This is a relatively short, Christmas, New Adult story. No fluff, it's mostly on the heavy side with a big dose of family. So good.

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-02-26 07:54

    This is not your typical fluffy holiday story. Christmas at the Wellands is rather depressing. Kev's mindset was realistic, and I didn't need all the rainbows, but a less abrupt ending would have been appreciated.

  • Katie
    2019-03-04 07:37

    I did some editing for this, but I found I then had to re-read it immediately it was released. This is a very cute Christmas novella about mental health, other people's families being weird, and what love might mean. The characters really stuck with me. This isn't a surprise - Liz is very good at characters - but it's hard to do in a short, where every word counts. I found this very quietly moving. The characters do learn and grow here, but it's much more about that stage of becoming an adult where you're dealing with the aftermath of your life so far, and figuring out what it means to deal with that as an adult. Here, they do, together, and it's adorable.

  • Daphne
    2019-02-20 06:43

    #readathon18 Μία νουβέλαThis was such a lovely and comforting story, like a fluffy blanket and a mug of hot chocolate in story form. Short, sweet, immersive and moving. An LGBTQ+ setting, with family relations and mental health at its core, handled with care and humanity and tenderness. A simple story but told with love, and it shows. I had read many good things about Liz Jacobs and I wanted to give her work a try. I'm very happy that I did and this was also free! I can't wait to read her other books.

  • jaxnsmom
    2019-02-20 06:46

    3.5 stars

  • Sofia
    2019-03-12 07:55

    The story start with Kev and Andrew already being friends but i didn't felt the friendship, i felt like they barely knew each other and were not necessarly at ease with each other and then the big revelation (view spoiler)[Andrew is bi but never said it to Kev and explained why... despite his explanation i don't understand why he didn't said it before Kev's mom died and then they are together... but the family doesn't know about them yet (hide spoiler)] so i don't know but it's a cute story i guess but i felt no connection with the MCs so...

  • Fritz42
    2019-02-26 10:59

    Kev had suffered a loss and a devastating depression. So when his best friend and roommate convinced Kev to come home with him, Kev still wasn't sure it was a great idea, but it was better than sitting alone in their dorm room. I loved this different type of Christmas story. Considering how many people, suffering from depression, struggle with the holidays, Kev's thoughts and initial struggles felt realistic. Even though Andrew's family was the exact opposite of Kev's , I loved how being around them with Andrew watching over him, helped turn the corner for Kev.

  • Stephanie Wilson
    2019-03-12 07:44

    Very sweet novellaGenerally, I find novellas too short to really tell a story well, but this one came as close as any to have plot, issues of belonging/acceptance, and some character development. I prefer novels where I can really get to know the characters, but this was sweet and satisfying. And asks the right questions about Titanic.

  • Merythapy
    2019-02-21 03:57

    So charming and cozy and sweet and exactly what you want to read at Christmas!

  • Leyna
    2019-03-01 06:56

    Free on Amazaon 01/12/2018

  • Anita
    2019-02-22 08:39

    OMG, what a goodie!! It's so hard to convey a compelling story in a few short pages but this book does it well. Kevan and Andrew are roommates in college. It's clear through some cleverly placed hints that something traumatic has happened to Kevan. Andrew is going to his parent's home for Christmas and he's bringing Kevan. Kevan is wary for several reasons and there's an element of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" about the situation (yes, you'll have to Google that to find out what I mean). Andrew's family is cool but there is some drama. The writing is quite good and you find out in a few short sentences just what's going on. The family drama drops a few more hints and we have a beautiful Christmas story that opens Andrew's and Kevan's hearts to each other. My pet peeve and it is mine - do we always have to stereotype the POC as being disadvantaged, growing up needy, etc whose eyes widen at the opulence of the white family that lives in Connecticut. That set-up grows tiresome after a while. It doesn't take anything away from the story but for me, a WOC, it saddens me to see that so many authors depend on that description for POC. Broaden your horizons, authors!!

  • Tracey
    2019-03-11 07:52

    Liz asked me to beta this for her and it was a quiet day at work, so I said sure. It was kind of long, so I figured I'd edit ten pages at a time, between working. I started and was at 20 pages before I noticed. "Okay," I thought. "25 pages at at time." But I couldn't stop - I just kept going. The characters were so true to life and compelling - obviously Kev and Andrew in particular, but honestly the whole family as well. I could SEE the house in my mind's eye, I could feel the revelry and frantic holiday prep and family nuttiness, and I loved Kev & Andrew SO MUCH that I couldn't stop until I found out how it ended.This is a lovely, satisfying, comforting holiday read. I know I'm going to be going back to it next Christmas, just to revisit the feeling of it.

  • Antonella
    2019-03-10 05:52

    3.5I liked to be in Kev's head and his thoughts sounded very believable. Even though Kev is fighting depression, the story is quite sweet (I know other people have a different opinion). On the negative side: it is just quite short and with too many descriptions of Christmassy/family stuff. I recommend Abroad: Book One of the same author.Warning: past suicide attempt, depression.

  • Dee
    2019-03-16 06:57

    Sweet, and not just for ChristmasI enjoyed reading this. It's a bit sad - Kev lost his mum and is dealing with depression. Funny, as we meet Andrew's family - 'terrifying twins', kooky aunt Sandy. And sweet, when Andrew and Kev finally realise that they have feelings for each other. Lovely story.

  • Tina
    2019-03-02 06:41

    I will officially read anything Liz Jacobs writes.My only regret about this story is that it’s not a full length book — it doesn’t need to be, as the story stands on its own at this length, but I loved Kev and Andrew enough that I want more of them. The epilogue was wonderful, funny, and unexpected — I want more epilogues to be like that, in fact. Other writers take note.

  • Lotta Andersson
    2019-03-05 08:37

    So much love for this book. Adorable couple.I've reread the ending a few times and keep coming back to it for the warm fuzzy feeling I get. As I do with the author's other books. Love love love.

  • Lala Albert
    2019-03-11 06:58

    This was a satisfying read. It was realistic in how it dealt with depression, loss, racism, odd family dynamics, and feeling like you don't really belong. I liked the dynamics between Andrew and Kev even before they became a couple. Lovely friends to lovers NA story.

  • Terri Jones
    2019-02-20 06:56

    THIS IS SO GOOD. Sorry for yelling but go read it! It's currently inexplicably free but I'd have happily paid for this one. There are a couple typos but I don't care, it doesn't matter. It's a delight all the way through to the last word.

  • Vendela
    2019-03-19 02:56

    Adorable! I really like the protagonists.

  • Asia Peterson
    2019-02-23 08:51

    So Cute!!!!Oh my gosh! What do I say about this completely adorable story!? I love it! It too cute for words!!

  • Sylvia
    2019-03-17 07:01

    3 stars I liked this holiday story

  • M. Arbon
    2019-02-20 09:47

    Activated all my warm, fuzzy Christmas feelings. Very enjoyable.

  • Ekaterina Trayt
    2019-03-08 09:38

    Ahhhhh my heart! <3

  • Carey
    2019-03-12 04:48

    More angst than I would have expected in a Christmas short, but good.