Saturday, December 23, 2017

2017 DSP Advent Stocking Stuffer Review: The Holly Groweth Green by Amy Rae Durreson

Title: The Holly Groweth Green
Author: Amy Rae Durreson
Category: Holiday, Fantasy
Pages: 55
When wounded doctor Laurence Payne is stranded in the snowy English countryside on Christmas Eve, 1946, he is surprised to stumble upon Mistle Cottage and its mysterious inhabitant. Avery claims to be an Elizabethan wizard, and Laurence struggles to explain away the atmosphere of the cottage as mere coincidence and trickery. He spends a magical twelve days of Christmas celebrating with Avery, but then wakes to find his lover has vanished and the cottage has fallen to ruin overnight.
Laurence’s investigations lead him to the story of an ancient fairy curse—Avery is doomed to spend only Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night in human form until he finds true love. Laurence sets out to give Avery the greatest gift of all—his heart and with it the chance to live for more than the fleeting winter weeks he’s been sentenced to.

5 Stars!

It's very rare when you have a short book that can actually pack so many emotions within itself. This was like a fairytale, sweet, angsty and really well-written and I just couldn't get enough of Laurence and Avery. I don't want to give anything away, but this is definitely recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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