Well, I’ve held off longer than most… but it’s Christmas time over here Openmypages central! Things are covered in snowflakes and every meal comes with hot cocoa and sugar plums.
I’ve also begun working my way through my Holiday TBR. I tackled The Matzah Ball first as Haunakka has now ended. My first Christmas read was An Ivy Hill Christmas. The story is set in a small town in regency England, our main character Richard is your typical second son, he is a bit of a rogue who doesn’t take much seriously. He is a writer but keeps that information private from his family. He heads back to his family’s manor house for Christmas celebration bringing along his friend, a publisher. Along the way, the two meet a young boy who is to apprentice in a print shop in town. In town, we see Richard’s family trying to marry him off and just how misunderstood our Richard is.
I enjoyed the inner workings of the town relationships, the strings that bring the well to do and the less so together and the depth of each character. The story purports to be a light, holiday story but we really get a nice character story of a small town that is full of holiday tradition and charity.
What’s your favorite holiday read?