A VERY Short Holiday Read: The Fruitcake by Caren Rich

The Fruitcake: A Christmas in the South tale by Caren Rich
Published: September 15, 2014
Format: free Kindle read
Rating: 4/5

A humorous short story about the dreaded holiday classic. Retirement's not what Robert expected. His wife feeds him twigs and is afraid of mailbox bombs. If that's not enough a fruitcake shows up on his doorstep. Fruitcakes may be a Southern tradition, but it's one Robert can do without. Find out how he deals with the holiday classic.

My Thoughts
Talk about a cute and funny read! At 12 pages I didn’t think this could be an actual story but it is it. I love the interaction between Robert and his grandson and the love that is shown. Plus a little holiday mischief was just what made this read so enjoyable. While the holiday season can be busy and sometimes you don’t have time to read a full fledged novel this one is just the right thing. You get the holiday feel and a fun read all rolled into one.


  1. This sounds fun, Monica! I'm going to have to look this up; I love a quick holiday read! Thanks so much!

    1. Yes I think it's still free on Amazon. It's the perfect thing to read when you have 10 free minutes of me time.