Wrapped in the Past
by Chess Desalls
Shirlyn travels back in time to ancient Persia where she meets the three magi who follow the Star of Bethlehem. After a mishap threatens to send her ride home without her, the youngest mage exhibits a hidden talent that leaves an impression on his elders and on Shirlyn’s heart. But his silhouette will forget they ever met, unless she leaves a reminder that comes with a heavy price.
You ever heard of the story about the Three Wise Kings/Magi who bore gifts to child Jesus the day He was born? You ever wondered who Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar were and how they followed that brightest star in Bethlehem?
Wrapped in the Past will tell you some. Shirlyn and her family went on a time traveling adventure during the holidays and found themselves in ancient Persia. And ooh, what a bumpy ride it was.
Balthazar had the biggest impact on me, despite him being the youngest and aggressive. It is understandable how young Shirlyn had fallen for his charms. But of course, things didn’t always go along with her wish, and so she was left heartbroken and disappointed somehow in the end.
I enjoyed this novella or short story accompanying Chess Desall’s Travel Glasses series. I have read her other books and the author was really good. This short story was even more memorable because of the characters who easily interested me. Can’t wait to read Lantern next!