Rounded up to 3 stars
This short novel is actually better than I expected.
It reminds me of many movies about a family that meets to celebrate Christmas.
For Bryan who lives in Montreal where he started his PhD in Musicology this Christmas holiday turns out to be a special one:
* The first time in his life his parents got him a hotel room over Christmas. There is just not enough place in the house for all family members who is coming this year for Christmas.
* He meets Jordan who works in the music store where Bryan jobbed during his high school years.
And a hotel room then happens to be not that bad idea.
Actually it is not a lot to tell about. Strange Mercy, like all Christmas stories, is about hopes, good mood, solving of all existing family's conflicts and understanding, and like all movies about Christmas celebration with a family, chaotic and partly loud, but of course with an inevitable HEA. Nothing special, but a nice addition to your Christmas reading.****Copy provided by Less Than Three Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***