5 Holiday Tales filled with Hope (to Enjoy with a Cup of Hot Chocolate!)

5 Chocolate-Rich Holiday Stories


5  Holiday Tales filled with hope !

When days get shorter, we seek the comfort of a good book, like those 5 Fun Holiday Tales, with a mug of hot chocolate. These five stories are about trials and new beginnings, and how friendship or even love can bloom in any situation, as long as you don’t give up hope for the future.

Immerse yourself in five Holiday tales of compassion and courage, of wonders and sweetness by multi-award winner Michèle Laframboise, to enjoy with your favorite mug of warm chocolate !


But Michèle, you’re a science fiction writer! 

Why did you penned those sweet Holiday stories? You may ask, especially if you are familiar with my dystopian and space-opera short-stories.

Because the first days of December are always difficult.

Not only is daylight time dwindling down, with its psychological effects, but the medias bombard us with news full of darkness. Women’s rights, the rights of poor people to a life of dignity, access to the vote, respect for others, all those progressed that I witnessed growing up and as a young adult are now threatened. Today is a sad anniversary of the massacre at my school. The magic of the Holidays seems very fragile, like a crystal Christmas ornament…

So these stories are about friendship and hope. On a human scale.


5  Holiday tales of compassion and courage 

The 5 Chocolate Holiday Stories range from realism to fantasy and romance, and locations range from New York City to Toronto to the beautiful Appalachian countryside. However, the questions asked are as old as humanity. Is there any magic left at Christmas? Will I find a good man? A loyal friend? Can I protect my forest? We meet people struggling forward despite difficulties, mental illness, prejudices and the loss of their youthful ideal. Doing their best to launch bridges over division.

And many wonders can spring from a wounded bird found in the cold, or from a stray delivery truck on a suburban street.

I talked there about why we need « escape », for good causes.


More info about those 5 holiday tales

The book contains three short and sweet romances, one magical Santa tale, and one friendship tale with birds.

Those 5 Holiday tales are:

  • upbeat, hope-filled stories
  • all-ages friendly tales (what the English call « clean & wholesome » but I prefer to say sweet)
  • featuring colorful women who overcome difficulties and prejudices
  • Covering from the Winter solstice to Christmas Eve.
  • Any story can be read on a bus ride to work (3000 to 7400 words)


Useful links to offer those 5 holiday tales

Books 2 Read – all available platforms at a glance!

To know more about how to offer this present to someone you care: see 5 Chocolate-Rich Holiday Stories on the publisher’s site

Print length: 132 pages
Ebook price range : 5.99 cdn or 4.99 USD
ISBN 978-1-988339-86-3 ebook
ISBN 978-1-988339-87-0 paperback



Michèle Laframboise écrit et dessine des histoires de science-fiction. Diplômée en géographie et en génie civil, elle a publié 19 romans et plus de 45 nouvelles. En mots ou en images, Michèle entraîne ses lecteurs dans des paradoxes sociaux à la rencontre de personnages émouvants.

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