Friday, January 3, 2020

Love at Christmas

Love at Christmas

I started reading Love at Christmas by Anne Greene the day after Christmas. The four novellas are each stand alone stories. Each story has it's share of drama and conflict.

As historical fiction, three of the stories are seated in the 1800's. My favorite, however, was from 1955. "A Williamsburg Christmas" finds Holly in Williamsburg  as a waitress. After disappearing 10 years ago, Trent is back in her life. But building trust proves difficult for Holly, after being hurt so many years ago.

In "A Christmas Belle", Amanda Geoffrey is a mail order bride, but finds one thing that is totally unacceptable with Frank Calloway. 

"Avoiding the Mistletoe", finds widow Olivia Rose accompanying her sister Darcy into the wilds of Seattle, Washington as a mail order bride. But she has no plans of marrying, only wishing to obtain a teaching position in the new territory. Sheriff Stark Macaulay has other plans. He purchased a bride and insists Olivia Rose complete her promise. Their courtship reveals that Stark is gentleman, and  a man of action. Second chances can be sweet.

"The Choice" follows the westward movement to the Oregon Territory. Felicity needs a husband to obtain the free land given by the government. But finding just the right one proves to be a challenge.

These historical romance novellas are each a delightful Christmas story.

 I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.