Length: 24,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
The Christmas Angel Series
Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Summerfield’s Angel – Kim Fielding – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
A Soldier’s Wish – N.R. Walker – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Christmas Angel Series
In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.
Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.
August 1939. Roger Miller and Jack O’Brien have been close since childhood. By the time they realize there’s more between them than friendship, Jack is leaving their sleepy Iowa town for college. But they console themselves knowing he’ll be home for Christmas. Right?
It is Christmas before they see each other again, but that Christmas comes six years and a world war later. Aged, beaten, and shaken by combat, they’re not the boys they were back then, but their feelings for each other are stronger than ever.
Neither know the words to say everything they’ve carried since that peacetime summer kiss, though. Even as they stand in the same room, there’s a thousand miles between them.
But maybe that’s some distance the little angel in Roger’s rucksack can cross.
This 24,000 word novella is part of the multi-author Christmas Angel series, and can be read as a standalone.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ + half a star 🙂
*I received the book in exchange for an honest review*
Another historical book in the Christmas Angel series, and the second one I have read, after Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel. First, I must say I actually really love the premise with the angel figurine. It was made in the first book, but it took until this book for me, to see the angel ‘in action’. I loved how it appeared to Roger, and helped him through the war and then to reconnect with Jack.
War stories always fill me with the deep sadness, but it is even worse when it comes to the fact that people have to hide their sexuality, their love, just because it was deemed wrong by some assholes in power who then managed to convince other people to think the same.
Another thing that threatened to break me, right from the beginning, was the talk of ‘being home for Christmas’. I know in this sense it was more about Jack coming home from college, but I kept remembering how the soldiers from the First World War were convinced that they will be home by Christmas.
The fact that Roger and Jack’s ways parted even before the war, and especially when the war started, was well done. It isn’t easy to keep contact with someone now when they move abroad, and with letters it must have been even harder. And war of course, breaks all plans. But I loved how they managed to bridge that gap later.
The epilogue itself also gave me warm fuzzies when they decided they will be bachelors living in the same place, and compared themselves to the couple of bachelors they knew. I found it interesting though, that that worked, considering how intent people were about sexuality and marriage.
I liked the book a lot, it tried to break my heart, but it also had happiness at the end, of course.
And the Angel went missing, obviously. I wonder who she’ll help next 🙂
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…
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