Jimmy's Christmas Present


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
44 Pages
Reviewed on 01/05/2016
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Author Biography

J.R. Wirth is an award-winning author and native of Southern California. Raised in Azusa, he now hails from San Bernardino. J.R. is recognized for his extensive work in the helping field. He is a licensed psychotherapist with a long list of accomplishments, including a 15-year stretch as a domestic violence counselor and trainer, and head of a disaster response team. J.R. had a stint as a university professor, and even spent time as a child abuse investigator. All of J.R.'s experiences have contributed to the authenticity of the characters and scenes in his writings.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite

Jimmy's Christmas Present by JR Wirth presents a cute story of a 24-year-old college student, Jimmy, who is performing a college psychology study by going to the mall during the holidays and pretending to fall and drop presents to see if anyone helps him, and what kind of people do and don't help. During one of his fake falls, a beautiful "elf" helps him up and he is instantly attracted to her. Having not had a relationship in several years, though, he missed his opportunity to get her name and she disappears back into the mall and he can't find her. While searching for her, Jimmy gets to meet the real Santa Claus and he asks him for a girlfriend, hopefully the mysterious "elfin" girl, for Christmas.

Jimmy's Christmas Present by JR Wirth is an easy-to-read, short, light story that can be read in one setting. Wirth has created some interesting characters for Jimmy to meet. Readers will walk away with a renewed sense of Christmas magic after reading Jimmy's Christmas Present by JR Wirth. I liked the uncomplicated plot as it made for a lighthearted, upbeat read. Jimmy can't help but be likeable and you're rooting for him to find his mysterious elfin girl so that he can have a girlfriend. This story is unique yet simple in a good way, and readers from many different age groups would enjoy reading it. Jimmy's Christmas Present is a good holiday read.