Escape your holidays by leaping into someone else’s! The What Happens Under the Mistletoe collection will transport you to the enchanting drawing rooms of England’s nineteenth century. Each one is a distinct story, though they share the time period and the expected array of Christmas customs; as well as wonderful writing. All the authors share a gift for creating rich and interesting characters, though the circumstances of each story are quite different.
We might well say that each story is ultimately satisfying, but in writing that, what I mean, specifically, is they share a level of predictability. Its great they give us what we want…but this reader would have liked a little more of a surprise inside the ‘gift box’ of the story. Even so, each of these was well worth reading. They are mostly sweet with the occasional something a bit more.
If you want to round out your holiday with a glimpse at old time parties, decoration, various levels of English titles, as well as proper footmen, staff and an array of house-guests ( as well as those ‘not so chance’ meetings under the mistletoe, ) do add What Happens Under the Mistletoe collection to your list.
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