Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot

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.

Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

All Celia wants for Christmas is…a few more boarders at her boarding house. There aren’t many people in need of lodging in this small mining town, and Celia’s making do and raising her child on her own. Though she isn’t really set on getting married again, she could reconsider if she were ever to meet the kind of man who’d bring her roses for the holiday in Christmas Roses, a tale by author Amanda Cabot.

A simple, warm, and enjoyable historical romance. Though a pivotal twist in the story seemed rushed and therefore not too compellingly delivered, it was nice to be surprised. I wasn’t totally convinced of the description of the heroine’s “deep” love for a man she’d only known for two months, and “love” (the term itself) was used too many times in the climax–until it started to feel corny.

Really, though, the story is warm and enjoyable and plenty Christmassy–the kind of cozy little book best read in print, if possible.


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