Christmas Campfire Companion.

Author:Sondhi, Alicia
Position:Brief article - Book review

Chila Woychik (editor); CHRISTMAS CAMPFIRE COMPANION; Port Yonder Press (Fiction: Short Stories) $13.95 ISBN: 9781935600084

Byline: Alicia Sondhi

Often known for horses and cowboys, western reads can be incredibly suspenseful and entertaining. However, the stories in Christmas Campfire Companion remind its audience that westerns can also be full of warmth and subtlety.

This unique collection brings together fourteen western stories with a Christmas theme. Ranging from humorous to heartwarming, each and every tale pulls the reader in with compelling plots, rich settings, and, of course, the hearty spirit of kindness and goodwill so prominently displayed during Christmastime. Amidst bitter winter storms, adversaries come together, angelic beings help stranded travelers, families are reconnected, and lonely souls find the companionship they didn't know they were missing.

Editor Chila Woychik has done a particularly good job bringing together complimentary stories that easily flow from one to the next. Most have a warmhearted, uplifting sentiment that generally...

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