By Marivir R. Montebon
New York City
I heard myself singing… sometimes the snow comes down in June, sometimes the sun goes ’round the moon… after reading the memoir “My Christmas Story” by June Pascal. It is a one year journey of love, which usually comes as a sweet surprise, among two people. In this case, in Manhattan, at the thick of winter.
June Pascal writes her memoir in an unpretentious manner, upbeat and full of wit. At best, she made me giggle, and brought me to the splendour of the countrysides of Canada, and delightful food and respectable and adventure-filled friendships.
June offers a mix of poetry, paintings, and sketchings to color her story of love. Pretty much like a roller coaster, her relationship with Simon, the handsome river guide who looks like the sexy St. Francis who is 40 years her junior, continues to unravel into a remarkable friendship.
For lovers of all ages, it is a must read.