November 15, 2013 by Dayo Benson
It’s less than six weeks until Christmas and as usual I am nowhere near ready. I don’t even have a Christmas list yet. But I do have a Christmas novella that I will be releasing soon called Season of Hope, so I haven’t been completely slacking off. I’ve just been too busy writing.
Christmas makes me think of Jesus, innocent babies, roast dinners and Sister Act 2. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched Sister Act 2. It’s on every Christmas, but I never get tired of it. It’s one of my favourite feel-good movies.
Anyway, here’s the synopsis for my upcoming Christmas novella:
‘Tis the season of love and understanding…
Last Christmas, Robyn Kellett was distraught because her fiancé broke up with her. This Christmas promises to be even worse as Chad Ryder, the man she loved as a naïve eighteen-year old, resurfaces with an invitation to come to a university reunion in Blackpool. Robyn’s only hope of having a merry Christmas is the mysterious man she talks to every night online. They have a date for Christmas Eve, and Robyn hopes he’s as perfect in real life as he seems on the Internet.
Chad Ryder needs Robyn to come to Blackpool. It’s the only chance he has to win her heart before she finds out that the man she’s been falling in love with online for the past six months is none other than him.
At Blackpool, Robyn is infuriated by all of Chad’s efforts to win her heart, and Chad is frustrated with her constant resistance. As Christmas Eve draws near, Chad hopes for forgiveness for his deception, and Robyn hopes for the man of her dreams. Will either of them get what they want?
This is my first novella. I found it harder to write a novella than a full novel, believe it or not. I’m the kind of writer who constantly goes beyond my wordcount so writing a short story wasn’t easy. But I managed it. I hope it gets you in the mood for Christmas!