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Finding Charity
A Novella by Jody Pardo




Cover Photography and Design by Shelton Cole of SC Photo
Cover Models: Jami Watts aka Jurnee Lane and William Scott
Cover Reveal: August 27, 2015
Release Date: September 15, 2015


Mark Lyon was a beast in the boardroom. Building websites and branding corporations for success was his specialty, and he was good at it. Mark worked hard to earn his place at the top of his field. He let nothing stand in his way, not even Christmas.

Charity Clarke captured Mark’s attention with her dirty mouth at first meeting, but her giving spirit stole his heart without notice. When she goes missing, will finding Charity be the gift with enough love and hope to save them both?


Finding Charity is such a wonderful short story, perfect for Christmas! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This story begins with a man named Mark Lyons who is not very fond of giving a helping hand to those in need. He meets a woman at a Christmas banquet who ultimately takes his breath away. After bringing her back to his place as a Christmas present to himself, he can’t seem to get her out of his mind. Without a phone number or any other contact information, he decides to head out and grab some coffee. Little does he know that a last minute run in at the church, of all places, could decipher a change in his life and outlook of lending a hand?

I really enjoyed all of the characters in this story except for Larry. Life really resonated into this story as well as respect. I found that these characters are all very appreciative of what they have, or they become that way after sharing a Christmas together, in sorts. Mark and Charity were wonderful together, but the author has a wonderful way of throwing in the perfect twist. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who is a fan of short stories about Christmas and romance. The story is written well and the author does a wonderful job with the development of her characters. Charity’s work description is elaborated on more than Mark’s, but her work is the display of the story so the context is on par. The pace is fast, but I was still very much captivated by the story and did not have any trouble keeping up. I rate Finding Charity with five stars for its originality, creativity and good cheer!

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Jody was born and raised in New York City and is an only child of an English professor. After 9/11/2001 and a line of duty injury, she left her role as an EMT with FDNY-EMS for a quieter life. She pursued Bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University in Molecular Biosciences and English. Her love of books and introduction to the Indie book world led to many wonderful friendships, and the drive to write and publish was ignited. Jody loves to travel and meet new people and has lived in four states and has visited 48 out of 50 US states.
Jody is a single mom to her daughter Ariel Elizabeth and her cat, Bullet.


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