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Previous Entry Next Entry. Well, except for the part where he lies to his family and feels he can never live up to their 3. The feeling of being closed in and forced into each others company due to the storm was also clever and handled well.
Also visiting is his childhood rival and first crush, Ethan, a handsome and successful physician who has recently relocated to Seattle. Astrid Amara’s love story of Jonah and Ethan was sweet and hit all the right notes for me. Ethan Rosenberg, son of his mother’s mahjong partner, and apparently God’s gift to the Chosen People.
This is my first contemporary read from Astrid Amara and it was wonderful. I really like her writing style and Seth and Lars angst and snow affected romance was a delightful read.
Miracle of the Bellskis (Bellskis, #2) by Astrid Amara
Her characters are so natural and holiiday and full of life and fun. While in the last book they didn’t mind him being gay, they hated his partner, in this one they are freaked that he’s gay, although not that freaked by his partner, if they knew him.
ETA Pushing this up to 5 stars because it’s a great festive read. Apr 14, Ami rated it really liked it Shelves: Ultimately, everything is resolved in ideal fashion: And a bit more than the first book: Seth’s sister Rachel and her family have relocated to Seattle, prompting Seth’s parents to follow holkday. And root for Lars to win Seth back, I did.
Dec 14, Kaje Harper rated it really liked it Shelves: This story couldn’t be further away in tone — it’s light and quirky and fun. I didn’t really find Evan’s character appealing or consistent too shy to phone Jonah in Seattle but willing to practically jump him in his parents’ house?
Aug 20, Candice rated it really liked it Shelves: Seth’s parents want to spend Hanukkah with Seth and Lars, and Lars’ parents don’t r 4. Lars and Seth feel like real people Of course it’s Lars! Original Review January Thanks for telling us about the problem. Due to some trick of This was a cute story. Jan 03, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, it had the usual elements, such as numerous relatives coming together and the prodigal son Jonah returning home for the first time in years.
Everything was just a bit too convenient to be convincing, but it was still a mostly enjoyable, nice, simple and fun story of a couple in crisis.
This is the sequel to Carol of the Bellskis wow, that was which I adored even if I wasn’t certain Lars was the right guy for Seth.
Anal pla Jonah hasn’t seen his family in twelve years. Seth’s holiday is looking less and less like a holiday and more like a nightmare. All of the other characters in the story were well written, outign if annoying, in the end, goliday somewhat redeemed, even if I never did end up liking them.
Be the first to ask a question about Carol of the Bellskis. There’s genuinely solid storytelling even in a basic contemporary holiday novella.
Miracle of the Bellskis
I have to admit it was somewhat lacking in the romance departmentbut entertaining nonetheless. And that Lars’s less-than-tolerant parents are sleeping in the room next door for the duration of Christmas, putting the kibosh on their kink. He popped open the door and saw Mr. I’ve been meaning to read others, but just hadn’t gotten to any yet. Amara weaved together a story with just enough angst, heartbreak and humor, all neatly wrapped up in a package that’s almost whimsical.
I think Lars did seriously need a kick in the pants, but his coming to terms with his sexuality and what was important to him made this a sweet read.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jonah Levinson comes home for Hanukah, planning to finally wstrid his parents that he is gay and a successful gay author to boot — when he is not only faced with relatives coming but also his old crush, Dr. He has a rich and layered life back in Seattle the problem is he’s not in Seattle for Hanukkah he’s in Connecticut with his family. Ethan, who we come to find, was once a confused teenager and now a very self-assured, knows-exactly-what-he-wants man.
Dec 14, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: This story introduces us to Lars and Seth, one year into their relationship on the down low.
View all 6 comments. Sure he was a bit of an ass at first but you astrod knew underneath there was a good guy struggling to come out.