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A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Liz Curtis Higgs


Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

Four Silver Stars

A Wreath of SnowA Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Liz Curtis Higgs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

I have loved thee with an everlasting love…

Coming home for Christmas is such a common theme, but the little twist of leaving home for Christmas is what gives Meg Campbell the chance to meet Gordon Shaw. Perhaps this chance meeting can lead to a reconciliation after the tragic pain Gordon once caused Meg’s family–the family she’s leaving. Or trying to leave, at least.

A Wreath of Snow by author Liz Curtis Higgs tells a fairly quick but unrushed story of love, resentment, and forgiveness, wrapped up in winter chills, Christmas warmth, a little romance, and Victorian trimmings. One character’s dark ridiculousness tried my patience, and the dramatic head he stormily brought everything to struck me as oddly comical, but the resolution there managed to be realistic. In fact, even with all the Christmassy warmth, the story as a whole nicely refrains from squeezing in anything too picture-perfect that wouldn’t fit.

With its beautiful holiday design, I’d recommend reading a print copy of this novella, if at all possible. There’s just something about holding a lovely little book like this in your hands.



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