On the fourth day of Christmas we have TJ Masters stopping by....

Two days before Christmas, widower Steven drives to the North of England to meet his estranged son, Andy, hoping for a reconciliation. Steven rejected his son when, as a nineteen-year-old student, Andy came out to his parents. Andy now enjoys a happy and fulfilling relationship with Peter, who initiates contact with Steven by forwarding an almost childlike letter to Santa, in which Andy asks for a father who loves him.

Andy isn’t quick to forgive his father, but the bad weather conspires to strand them all together over the holidays. Father and son experience a steep learning curve, not helped by Steven’s realization that his son’s lover is older than he is. But proximity and familiarity have a way of breaking down barriers, and if all three men can work together in the spirit of cooperation, this Christmas might be one that changes their lives forever.

Out December 14 

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Do you have a reconciliation story to share? Maybe even a tale of some family member going the extra mile to show their acceptance of a GLBT relation? Leave a comment for your chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. 

Author Bio

After a long career in school teaching T.J. decided to use his passion for books, learning and the sharing of knowledge and to start writing. T.J. believes that he has many stories to tell, books to write and a head full of characters that he wants everyone to meet. T.J. Masters is the pen name of retired school teacher Tim O'Rahilly who lives in semi-rural Hertfordshire, England with Ian, his Civil Partner of thirty-four years. Following early retirement T.J. decided to do something about his long held desire to write and get published. With a passion for books, learning and the sharing of knowledge. T.J. woke up to the knowledge that he had stories to tell, books to write and less than half a lifetime left to do it in. The author describes what he does as "writing passionately about passionate men". In fact T.J's books are inhabited by a wide variety of real characters in believable settings. As a man with wide ranging interests, T.J’s readers will not be in his books long without meeting fascinating characters, tasty food, great music and geeky science.








20 comments:

  1. I have a gay friend who's out & proud. He's not someone who cross-dress but he doesn't deny nor flaunt his sexuality to others. The thing is... his family is devoted to their church very much. What astounds me is how accepting his family is. In the few times I've visited their house, I witnessed myself how warm they are even though they know that I'm not straight too.

    I know that it's not some mind blowing stuff but I always get amazed by how people can be religious & not be bigots at the same time. =)

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  2. I have read some but the names escape me. I enjoy this type of story. It is hard to reconcile as it requires often putting aside some pride.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I don't have a reconcilation to share nor a tale about someone who goes the extra mile. In my family there is no need. An uncle on my father's side and a nephew on my mother's side are gay. We have accepted them or rather there was no question of 'accepting'. They are who they are, being gay doesn't matter. Why should it? It doesn't define who they are. They are family and they are both funny and kind and so much more. That is what matters.

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  4. A new to me author. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. Unfortunately, some of my family members are quite closeminded when it comes to LGBT issues. Glad I'm able to meet more openminded people through book comunity.

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  5. I wish I had a reconciliation to share, but my experience is the reverse. A brother rejected me when I came out as bi and I doubt he will ever get over it, at least not this year (this is year two). But I love to read about families who are more accepting!

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  6. AHPG:
    I don't have a reconciliation story to share but we as a family recently learned that the boyfriend of my sister is struggling for years (forever, i imagine) to be the person she is meant to be. She has a long way ahead of her but we as a famiy are trying and hopefully succeeding to be suportive to both.
    I also wanted to congrat you on the re-release of Dear Santa, Dear Dad. I really like the blurb so i put it on my tbr list.
    ahpg(at)ziggo(dot)nl

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  7. I don't have a reconciliation story...but, I love the blurb for this story. I love stories with age difference. :-)

    aelnova@aol.com

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  8. Congratulations on the book I really like the sound of this one. It's another one for my wishlist :D
    I don't actually have a reconciliation story unless my boomerang youngest counts. He often argued with his Dad in his teens and lived with friends for a few months only to come back home when things got bad. He currently lives with me and takes care of me now that I am a widow so I doubt he'll be off on his own any time soon.

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  9. No reconciliation but please put my name in the hat

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  10. Everybody in my family have quick tempers, but fortunately we make up as quickly as we fall apart... That's why I do not have a particular reconciliation story to share. Although I have plenty of them!

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  11. I'm sorry I don't have a reconciliation story our family is not very close and is divided in so many different groups we have always lived away from them and we refused to take sides and upset people.

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  12. i have to say that my family is very open minded but my husbands family is not as open. My nephew on my husbands side just recently came out as transgender and her family took quite a while to get it but we just accepted it and moved on like normanl
    jmarinich33 at aol dot com

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  13. I don't a reconciliation story either. We are a big family so only in this type of occasion we can be all together -like a Christmas dinner, I mean- and we try to have as much fun as possible. Happy holidays!
    serena91291@gmail.com

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  14. I don't have a reconciliation story. But, my brother-in-law is gay and his parents (my in-laws) changed their attitudes drastically (in a good way) towards the LGBT community after he came out.

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  15. No story on my end to share. Things are pretty tame on my end and I can't imagine not accepting a family member for who they are.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  16. No reconciliation story here either. It makes me so sad that reconciliation should even be needed really. As a parent I could never imagine turning my back on my children, they will always be, no matter what, my children.

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  17. I don't have a story...I'm very fortunate that my friends and family are very open and accepting. My husband and I have some family and plenty of friends who are gay/lesbian so for us, that's what's normal. I do love reading reconciliation stories though, along with age gap ones :-)

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  18. I'm so glad you did this post, otherwise I wouldn't have known about your upcoming story. I actually reconciled with one of my parents. My childhood was not easy, sometimes it was very painful and scary. Once I was on my own (distance helped), I began to understand that forgiveness isn't just about the other person, it could heal me too. We've come a long way and I couldn't be more thankful.

    Thank you for the post, for reminding me to be thankful, and best wishes on the release of Dear Santa, Dear Dad. Merry Christmas! peachescon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. No reconciliation here ... my family is pretty okay. Although I still haven't told my parents that I'm an asexual -- but I think they will be fine with it.

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  20. No story to share, but the book looks good.

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