A Jolly Good Fellow
by Stephen V. Masse
From the Publisher:

Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared. Gabriel has no idea who Duncan Wagner is—or could be.

In an old apartment in downtown Boston, the odd pair makes an unforgettable team, providing each other with what they have been missing in life.  Author Stephen V. Masse captures the friendship with a blend of suspense and humor, showing that love is a resource which can bring redemption to the most damaged souls.

About the Author:

Stephen V. Masse was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he studied creative writing and historical biography, and was the author of a weekly column, “Out of Control.” His first novel, Shadow Stealer, was published by Dillon Press in 1988. When not writing, he restores and renovates homes in the Boston area, and serves as an ambassador each year in the Santa Claus Anonymous fundraising benefit. You can visit his website at www.ajollygoodfellowthebook.com.

My Review:
Listen up folks…A Jolly Good Fellow may just wind up being
the next Christmas Classic!
I loved, loved, loved this book.
Duncan Wagner is the sweetest kidnapper ever,
and Garbiel Booker, is probably the most
cooperative “kidnapee”.
Together they make one fantastic pair.
I didn’t want this story to end…but when it did,
I was most satisfied.
This is a prime example of how something terribly wrong
can turn out to be very very right.
Sad, endearing, and funny, all rolled into one great story.
I give A Jolly Good Fellow two thumbs up
and a Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry Christmas:-)
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Thank you Stephen Massee
&
Tracee at Pump Up Your Book Promotions
for giving me the opportunity to
read and review A Jolly Good Fellow
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DISCLAIMER
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my HONEST review.
No items that I receive “in kind”
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
given to family or friends,
or donated to The Polk Education Foundation, 
 my local library, or given away on
contests on this blog.
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