Thursday, December 17, 2015

REVIEW: The Snow White Gift, by DM Denton

The Snow White Gift is a
99-cent Kindle short story. Click the
highlighted title.

5.0 out of 5 stars Short story is nice introduction to author's longer works, December 17, 2015

(Christy K Robinson)
This review is from: The Snow White Gift (Kindle Edition)
The Snow White Gift, historical fiction set in the Great Depression of the 20th century, resonates today, in the fallout of the Great Recession and income inequality. But the short story is not as much about making do with few financial resources, as finding *human* resources to work together to brighten our own and others' lives. We need to open our eyes and hearts to those who we can help and those who can help us. The meaning of gift-giving at Christmas is not the "stuff," not the toys, not the big-ticket items Amazon dangles before our eyes, but the relationships of family and friends that are enriched by working, playing, feasting, and worshiping together. That's the sub-text I saw in The Snow White Gift: family relationships in inglorious reality.

The scenes were beautifully set, and the story can be read in 90-120 minutes. It's suitable for any age, but I suppose most interest would lie with middle-aged and older readers whose parents or grandparents lived through the Depression and communicated those can-do values that we all need to remember.

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of The Snow White Gift in exchange for an honest review. This is the first narrative I've read by DM Denton, but it won't be the last.