Sunday, July 27, 2014

Letters At Christmas by Amber Lin

"Letters At Christmas" is a novella that was originally published in an anthology and is now being released on its own.

Three years ago, Hale Martin left three years ago to make his fortune so he could marry Sidony Harbeck.  He had promised to be gone one Season and to write her daily.  After three years, she is furious that he never wrote and now he has finally returned to claim her.  Hale makes a wager that she will agree to marry him before Christmas.

While the writing is good, the story was just too short to make Sidony into a likeable female lead.    Also, Hale was Sidony's brother Geoffrey's best friend.  Geoffrey didn't notice that Hale and Sidony were getting quite close and "anticipated their marriage vows"?  There was something that happened to/with Geoffrey over the death of their parents.  At one point, Hale even asks him about it and it was brushed off.  I wish that there was another novella about Geoffrey.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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