I'm not usually drawn to collections of novellas, but when it comes to Christmas stories I'm in! I love to curl up on a cold afternoon and be able to finish a Christmas story in one sitting. This collection of stories was the perfect match for that desire.
All four of the stories take place in Schooley's Mountain, New Jersey. The first story is set in 1820 and the final story is present day. Each one has a nice little romance going on and it also involves children that have in some aspect become orphans.
I enjoyed reading three of the four stories. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the one that I didn't prefer. It just didn't happen to catch my fancy on that day. I'm going to skip naming which story it was and leave that up to you to decide for yourself.
If you want a quick little Christmas themed read I think that you will enjoy Mistletoe Memories. On most of the sites that I have looked at it is being offered at a great price! What a nice little treat for you or the book lover on your list.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
I thoroughly enjoyed these stories! Set around the holidays they each will give you a bit of holiday cheer. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I thought the stories were all well written and made me want to read more by the authors who wrote them. I liked the time periods of each story and the descriptions were excellent without filling the pages with too much detail. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy the simple Lifetime and Hallmark movies around the holidays. I would definitely buy this book as a present for a friend, knowing that they will enjoy it!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
This four-in-one Christmas novel would make an excellent stocking stuffer this holiday season. Four light, but intriguing novellas will take you back through historic Christmases set in Schooley, NY.
I liked the variety in this novel. Though the setting was the same, the stories were quite different; if read carefully, however, you will find connections in each to the previous novel. Each of the books was equally well-written, with a well-developed plot and lovable (and not so lovable) characters. Interesting facts, plot twists and revelations keep the reader interested and wanting more.
This is the kind of book that you curl up with on a cold winter's night, a cup of hot cocoa (which will likely be forgotten) by your side. Or if you want to get into the Holiday Season early this year, you could treat yourself to an early Christmas present.
Thank you to Net Galley (https://www.netgalley.com) and Barbour Publishing, Inc. for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!