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When single, unattached John McCabe goes out for last-minute Christmas shopping, what he doesn’t expect is to find himself in the middle of a life-or-death rescue.

John isn’t known for having the perfect gift for everyone at Christmas. He usually hits the malls in the final hours before they close, grabs the last thing on the shelf, and cringes as the gifts are unwrapped. But this year is different. He’s determined to do better. However, on his way to a store in downtown Salem, he spots a crowd of people and sees a woman on the rooftop of a five-story building, about to jump to her death.

Instead of waiting for help, John does what he knows his father and uncles would do: He goes out on the rooftop after the stranger, with the sole intention of talking her down. What he soon learns is how a desperate situation can turn into the worst-case scenario, because this woman believes there is no turning back.

©2019 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2020 Lorhainne Ekelund

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  • JigsawGirl
  • 19-11-2020

Not What I Expected!

An interesting short story. I listened to the Audiobook, which was about 80 min long. It is a standalone, but after listening to the brief interaction with the McCabe Brothers, I am interested in going back to listen to their stories.

I was surprised that this wasn't really a romance, and it wasn't really about Christmas. It occurred a couple of days before Christmas, but the holiday didn't play into what Violet was going through.

I wish there had been more information on Violet's relationship with her family. She made it sound like they weren't supportive of her and didn't think much of her. She said she had finally turned her life around. I never heard what her life was like prior to turning her life around.

What Violet did to land her in that position was both stupid and dangerous. This was more of a statement on her mental health, no matter how well meaning she meant to be.

I did like the fact that John kept his promises to her and got her some help. I am also glad that Violet realized how wrong she was in doing what she did. I just wonder what her mental state was that assisted in her making that decision?

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  • c woodhall
  • 28-08-2020

Another excellent story

Another excellent short story, intence at times with the twists of the story and how violet thinks she is helping others. Just as well John was there for her.

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