Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Novella Collection by Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, and Erica Vetsch
Review copy through the publishers
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
In Joy to the World, three popular romance authors come together to offer a heartwarming collection of holiday Regency romance. Based on lines from a beloved Christmas carol, these three novellas have depth, faith, and satisfying stories all packed into the perfect length for readers to curl up and take a brief break from their holiday busyness.
“Heaven and Nature Sing” by Carolyn Miller
Two music lovers, deeply devoted to each other, were on the brink of engagement when family circumstances drove them apart. How can they ever overcome both their obligations and their fears to find their way back into each other’s arms?
“Far as the Curse Is Found” by Amanda Barratt
One winter night, a woman struggling to provide for her illegitimate child encounters a scarred veteran of the Napoleonic Wars on the streets of London. Can love conquer the darkness of two broken pasts?
“Wonders of His Love” by Erica Vetsch
A Scots portrait painter finds work at a noble manor house over the holidays. He never imagined he’d fall in love with the emotionally frozen widow there. Now he wants nothing more than to thaw her heart.
This is a sweet, lighthearted collection, perfect for this time of year.All three of the novellas were lovely and enjoyable, and I liked all of them for various reasons, but it was the third final novella that really captured my attention and made this book shine for me. “Wonders of His Love” by Erica Vetsch tells the story of Priscilla Haverly who we are introduced to in Vetsch’s series , Serendipity and Secrets. It was such a treat to read her own story, and it was such a good one! I loved Hamish Sinclair – he was positively wonderful, and they were such a good match. His Scottish brogue was delightful to read, and his character was superb.The whole collection was very festive and a great read for this time of year!
*I received a complimentary book from the publishers for the purpose of this review. I was not required to give a positive review, and all thoughts expressed are my own.