M J’s Book Reviews: Jacquie Biggar’s Silver Bells #romance #novella #review


Synopsis:

He doesn’t believe in love, so why can’t he forget her?

Mystery writer, Joel Carpenter, has no time for romance. He has a deadline to meet, and too many skeletons in his closet to trust the slightly spinny artist renting his house.

Christy Taylor has her hands full dealing with an ailing business and a diabetic daughter, she doesn’t need the temptation that is her landlord, Joel Carpenter.

Can a Christmas wish bring two stubborn souls together and give a little girl the gift she wants most?

A family of her own. 

My review:

A quick and enjoyable novella to read at Christmas time. It’s my introduction to Jacquie Biggar being the first I’ve read of her collection. I’m sure I will read more. A nice warm-hearted tale with mention of a single mother’s worries about her young daughter’s diabetes giving the tale a deeper aspect to it. The romance between writer Joel and artist Christy is swift – perhaps a little quick for my taste – but this may just be the short format of a novella pushing the story to a quicker resolution. Lots of enticing descriptions and delectably kissable moments to make up for any slight shortcomings.

A lovely read which I can recommend.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

19 thoughts on “M J’s Book Reviews: Jacquie Biggar’s Silver Bells #romance #novella #review”

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review, Marje. This book was inspired by my daughter, who is raising a Type 1 Diabetic son one her own. She amazes me every day!
    The story was limited to a certain word count in order to fit into the box set I mention above. I’m sorry if the romance didn’t carry well for you, but my focus was on the lesson of finding inner strength when needed.
    Happy New Year!

    1. It’s my pleasure Jacquie. Sorry for the late reply, just back to work and trying to cope with the new crazy that is covid admin and leading to testing. You did a great job with the story and I thought it was wonderful how you wove details into it about diabetes inspired by your daughter and her son. Take care. Happy New Year, stay safe and well. x

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