Mitchell Parker has acquired the greatest anniversary present in history, to unveil at the quiet but lavish evening he and Eileen had planned at their favourite hotel. However, the occasion isn't going as planned and he finds himself observing a table across the dining room. As he watches a young couple Mitchell Parker realizes he has another gift to offer in celebration. More
Mitchell Parker is a character from my novel Nothing Ventured. His role was just a cameo appearance; Molly sees him in the hotel dining room and flees in the hope that he won't see her there and report to her father, Patrick Malone. This short story gives Mitchell some depth, with a story of his own, and indirectly a larger role in Molly's relationship with Paul.
Originally released in 2013, Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift has received excellent reviews on Library Thing and Goodreads. I am pleased to make it available via additional retailers in 2014.
Born and raised in Toronto, Jane escaped to the family farm near Port Perry, Ontario at the earliest opportunity where she lives with her husband, daughter and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens and horses.
on April 15, 2014 :
Title: Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift
Author: Jane Oldaker
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Mitchell Parker's Anniversary" by Jane Oldaker was another short read by this author. To truly understand this read I would definitely say you should read 'Northing Ventured' to get a little more about this story. As the story starts it is of a Mr. Parker where we find him waiting at a fancy restaurant for his wife's 40th anniversary. Mr. Parker has purchased a lovely piece of jewelry that he knew his wife would love having. As you read thorough this story we will see characters such as Molly Malone and her boyfriend Paul from 'Nothing Ventured.' The story will flash back and forth to day when Parker's wife Eileen were courting and as we listen to Parker's private thoughts of how much he still loves his wife which was a 'everlasting love.' Now this story gets a little more interesting toward the end with a twist that this author as presented to the reader. Now, I don't want to tell any more but want you to pick up this short read to see for yourself how this author brings it all out to the reader. This was very cleverly done by this author. Would I recommend this novel? Yes, it is a good interesting read.
(review of free book)
on Jan. 9, 2014 :
Mitchell Parker & Ellen his wife were going to have a wonderful 40 yr. wedding anniversary celebration. The couple have 2 grown up children (Jessica, Anna) with lives of their own. The couples plan was to go to a Royal Toronto (Niagara Falls) & out to eat. Mitchell reminisces & sees Molly Malone the daughter of Patrick 1 of his oldest friends in there with Paul Farnsworth (Uxbridge). Andrew had once been Molly’s fiancé. Mitchell had bought Ellen an Edwardian design bracelet. Howie Benton was Sid’s son had come to join the couple for dinner. Father/son did not see eye/eye. Wow what an ending, blew me away.
An excellent well written remarkable romantic/love story (book). Very easy for me to rate it at 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (short story)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)