Silver and Gold

Short Story in Home For the Holidays Anthology

By Becke Martin


Contemporary Romance

Christmas was fast approaching, and Ginny and her son Joey had just arrived in Fair Meadows. Circumstances had forced them to move, and Ginny had high hopes. Thankfully, she'd been given a job at the diner, and she hoped to have enough money soon for a place to stay.

Aiden often ate dinner at the diner, and was intrigued by the new waitress and her son. He loved children, and missed his son terribly. Seeing them, he knew he was in a position to help them, but it wasn't a completely altruistic motive. He was interested in Ginny, enjoyed the bright eagerness of her son, and felt that, just perhaps, forces were bringing them together to give him a second chance at happiness.

Silver and Gold was a poignant romance of two people who both had tragedies in their past, but were focused on the hope of a brilliant future. I was impressed that Becke Martin was able to quickly showcase two complex characters with such depth and histories while developing a realistic emotional connection in such a short span of pages. Having never before read work by Becke Martin until this anthology, I can say that I am quite impressed with all three short stories and hope to learn that she is published again soon.

Home For the Holidays is a short anthology with nine stories that is a mere 125 pages. We are introduced to six new authors, some of whom I hope to see in print again soon. This anthology includes: Christmas at Coventry Arcade by Becke Martin, The Holly and the Ivey by Sandy Pennington, Speaking the Language by Ann Gregory, Triple Trouble on Christmas Eve by Becke Martin, Merry and Bight by Ann Gregory, Silver and Gold by Becke Martin, The Last Christmas Visit by Stacy McKitrick, Time's Holiday by Jennette Marie Powell, and No More Resolutions by Dakota James

Kathy Andrico -

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