Title: Stone and Shell
Author: Lloyd A. Meeker
Publisher: NineStar Press (November 28, 2016)
Length: Short Story (39 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Eight-year-old Howie Evinger is convinced that his dad would be happier if he found a new husband. Howie would be happier, too. And somewhere out there in the city of Vancouver, there’s the right man for his dad to love. But how to find him? That’s a problem, especially if you’re just a kid and your dad says he doesn’t want another husband.
With the help of his quirky aunt, Shanna, who calls herself a Buddhist Wiccan, Howie builds his very own solstice altar with cool symbols to support his search. It has a candle, a feather, and a twisty stick, plus an agate for his dad, and a scallop shell for his new husband. Share Howie’s solstice adventure as he learns how real magic requires courage and patience as well as symbols.
Review: Howie wants his father happy. With the help of his aunt, he has set up a little table with some symbols and he makes a big wish. His father needs a new husband, and with Howie making the wish, it just might come true.
This is a very cute little story told in Howie’s voice. It is way too small and just gives you a taste of what it could truly be, but it is still fun to read. It is one of those true love stories with no real action or drama, but then again Howie is only eight years old. He is so freaking cute and made the story even better. I can’t say I would read this more than once but I did have fun with it.