Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough by Josi S. Kilpack, Anneka R. Walker, Sarah L. McConkie // Review

Lucie's Review:
Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough by Josi S. Kilpack
Deborah has struggled to celebrate Christmas since the death of her husband. Ready to turn over a new leaf, she hosts her first holiday party since her husband's death and finds herself caught between two very different men. 

I very much admired Deborah for taking on the daunting task of hosting a 12 day long Christmas celebration, and I loved learning more about how people of that time and station spent their holiday. This story has a well developed plot and characters that you can cheer for throughout, I liked the relationship building. One of my favorite stories of this collection. 

Healing Hearts for the Holidays by Anneka R. Walker
A bundle of old love letters help two families mend the rift between them, and gives new love chance. 

Forbidden to socialize with the family next door Julia Hunt finds a friend in Esmond, despite it being forbidden. A sweet story of star-crossed lovers, and complicated family histories, all coming together for Christmas. 

A Christmas Correspondence by Sarah L. McConkie
Lord John Charleston finds himself saddled with difficult guest over Christmastime. Can the festive season soften the bitterest of hearts? A Christmas Carol re-telling that also has tinges of The Taming of the Shrew. 

A  regency era re-imagining of a classic tale, a quick read with intriguing characters, though Lady Caroline was difficult to like for much of the book. John is very patient and I like how he sees the best in Caroline. 

Overall a wonderful collection of novellas just in time for Christmas. 

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

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