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This week’s question: What is your favorite book set around Christmas time?
My answer: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.
Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He’s been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he’s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager and a kiss…
This novella packs a punch. A wonderful, intriguing, and utterly heart-wrenching punch. I recently won an unabridged audio copy of this book and it was amazing to listen to this story as well. It really doesn’t matter what medium you consume this work with, be it with an actual printed copy, an e-book, or an audio book, this great love story, because it is a great love story, will still clamp on your heart, twist it for good measure, and then give you the most heartwarming relief and joy. For me, it really is one of those rare perfect books I can’t believe were written with words that I know and yet only Courtney Milan can weave those words together and create such a compelling story.