Why does a man devote his time each Christmas carving the statue of the beautiful Ice Woman? That is the question a devoted son is determined to understand when he reluctantly leaves his family in Florida to spend the holidays with his father in snowy Maine. In the hushed silence of a Christmas Eve snowfall, the echo of a woman's laughter may be a miracle, or only a dream. Who is the ice woman? Is his father crazy, or is the son about to discover the secret of eternal love and holiday joy? Share your holidays with someone you love and the Ice Woman.
The Ice Woman is a haunting love story from the multi-award winning author of Ectos: The Ghost Doctor's Assistant and Ectos 2: The Burning, paranormal thrillers from Solstice Shadows. The Midnight Diet Club won 1st Prize YA Fiction in the Florida Writers' Association Royal Palm LIterary Awards and The Rockhound Mysteries won the Teachers' Choice Award from Learning Magazine. His stories have won various honors, including being named a winner in the Writers' Digest competition, and appear in Tales2Inspire, Journeys, The Florida Writers' Association Collections, and other anthologies and periodicals.
The Solstice Ice Woman is a heart-warming story that will gently pull you into its folds and have you believing that true and everlasting love can transcend time, circumstance and yes, even death – a very enjoyable read.
Awarding winning writer/journalist
This haunting story brought back many memories for me. It was as if he was with me while I was growing up. My mom passed just about 15 years ago and my dad still remembers and loves her, especially at Christmas time as that was her favorite time of the year too. Totally enjoyed this short story. It brought a chill as I remembered the spirit of my own Mom.
Tears to my eyes. Mark has captured the necessary words to dig down into a person's being and excite their emotions as they read The Ice Woman. Well done. William Russell, Guardian of the Tomb and Guardian of Mount Li