Once Upon A Dickens Christmas, by Michelle Griep, is a compilation of three stories set in Victorian England. The stories are written with well defined characters. Each of the stories contain mystery and romance as well as a guest appearance of Charles Dickens. These are three nice stories to enjoy to prepare for the Christmas season.
What a great set of stories, all with great lessons. The things I enjoyed about the stories is how the characters learn what is most important in the first story. In the second story we see the importance of telling the truth. In the third story we see how generous Bella was with the blind women and Edmund’s daughter as well as what Edmund would do for his daughter.
12 Days at Bleakly Manor is a story of several people brought together at a Manor that are all searching for something and only the one that lasts the full 12 days receives what they are seeking. Clara and Ben were to be married when he was take to jail for supposedly stealing from her family’s business. Penniless, Clara is at the Manor to gain income. Ben is at the Manor to gain his freedom.
A Tale of Two Hearts is a story of who will inherit from William’s uncle. William is pressured to have a wife, but instead makes a deal with Mina to pretend to be his wife.
The Old Lace Shop is a story of recently widowed Bella who decided to keep one of her late husband’s companies. She is the majority owner of a company of which her former boyfriend, Edmund, is the minority owner and runs the company.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
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