Saturday, October 4, 2014

Madeleine's Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn

This novella was only 64 pages on my e-reader and I have to admit that I only could get through the first seven before I checked to see how many pages I had left.

Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune, is the object of an evil officials desire to marry her.  When she turns him down again, he sends his men to grab her thirteen year old sister to go to a brothel in England to collect information.  Madeleine agrees to go in her sister's place.  Georges, Marquis Curzy-le-Ch√Ętel is a French spy that has lived in England for many years.  Madeleine was supposed to have been his wife, but the marriage contract was not finalized before his father died.  He rescues Madeleine when she arrives in England and together they return to France.

I am not a big fan of novellas.  And 64 pages of actual writing is way too short.  There have been novellas that I have read that I have loved and wished they were longer.  I am very disappointed by this novella after having liked her first novel so much.  There was no time for character development and I just didn't like the story background or the characters.

I received this novella as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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