Sep 182010
 

Until New Years I’ll be doing something a bit different. Each Saturday, I’ll do a mini-review of one of the ‘books’ contained in a novella. Enjoy!

A Prairie Christmas Collection:

9 Historical Christmas Romances from America’s Great Plains
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Contained in this collection are:

  • Take Me Home by Tracey V. Bateman
  • One Wintry Night by Pamela Griffin
  • Image of Love by JoAnn A. Grote
  • The Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer Smith
  • A Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup
  • God Jul by Tracie Peterson
  • Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney
  • Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth
  • Colder Than Ice by Jill Stengl

The last few years have been especially hard on Lucille. Raised the only child of a wealthy Chicago family, Lucille never wanted for anything. On a jaunt to England with her family she met and married an earl. Now things seem to be tumbling out of control.

Not two years ago, her husband was killed. Then she was orphaned. Now the Great Chicago has taken her home and her father’s business partner has told her that she’s been left with nothing. So, today, Lucinda is on her way to take her first position as a serving maid for a wealthy Peoria family. What more can go wrong?

My thoughts

I wanted more. I truly enjoyed the book – but felt it could have been a much better full length novel. It greatly reminded me of a Grace Livingston Hill book. The tragedy, simplistic love, and enduring romance were an essential part of this book and I loved that; however, I did feel that some things weren’t explained fully and there were still loose ends to be tied.

Rating: B

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review.

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  One Response to “Review: The Christmas Necklace”

  1. I really need to try these.

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