Author: Sally Britton
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 19, 2019
Publisher: Blue Water Books
When Penny and Robert meet again on Christmas Eve, will their childhood love bloom into something more? They only have the Twelve Days of Christmas to find out.
Robert Ellsworth, born the son of a wealthy gentleman, is now a mere steward in the service of another. While his position brings him satisfaction, it does not make him much of a matrimonial catch. It hardly matters, as Robert’s heart has long belonged to his childhood friend. When a chance meeting brings them face to face on Christmas Eve, he cannot bring himself to hope that she feels the same.
When she lost her parents years before, Penelope Clark also lost contact with her dearest friend. Visiting the community where she grew up, Penny is taken aback by how handsome Robert has grown, and how little her girlhood infatuation has diminished. But when a Christmas Ball leads to a mistletoe kiss him, she finds herself as much in love as ever before. Unfortunately for her, Robert confesses his heart already belongs to a mysterious woman.
Through the Twelve Days of Christmas, Penny and Robert each make a wish for the other’s happiness. Will they realize only confessing their hearts will grant those wishes before their time together is spent?
Another sweet romance from Sally Britton. This was a lovely story to read for Christmas time. I loved both the main characters and only wanted them to finally communicate their hidden affection for each other. So the ending was a sweet moment. It is a quick read, perfect for an evening by the fire.
No sex, language or violence.
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrator-Jessica Elisa Boyd: 5 stars
What I enjoyed:
• Penny and Robert were childhood friends and almost sweethearts. Ten years later, they meet again during the Yuletide season. Will this couple fall in love again? Will they overcome their insecurities about being worthy of love?
• I enjoyed Penny’s and Robert’s personalities and I kept reading to find out more about them.
• The narrator did a great job with her character voices and brought this story to life.
At my request, I was given a free copy of this audiobook from the author. I have voluntarily left my review and my opinions were my own. I recommend this sweet Regency novella.