It Must've Been the Mistletoe

It Must've Been the Mistletoe

by L. P. Dover
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It Must've Been the Mistletoe by L. P. Dover

Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart.

As their relationship grows, Adeline realizes that true love does exist. What she doesn’t know is that her wish can’t last forever, that soon she’ll have to leave the past behind. Will Adeline and William find their way back to each other? Or will their love have to stay where it all began . . . in 1865? With mistletoe and Christmas magic, anything’s possible.

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BN ID: 2940154537718
Publisher: L.P. Dover
Publication date: 12/15/2017
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Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 98,350
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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols. Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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CHAPTER 1

ADELINE

Be careful with the pictures," I warned.

My students carefully passed the century-old photos around the room. Some faces were lit with wonderment, while others couldn't care less — as was the case with most high school students.

I had always been fascinated with history. My grandfather had preserved the pictures as much as he could, by putting them into protective coverings. Each one was a piece of my heritage. Not many people could trace their family back as far as we could. Maybe that was why I had followed in my grandfather's footsteps and studied history incollege.

Natalie, one of my most inquisitive students, held up the before and after picture of my house. Her chocolate-colored hair was pulled high into a ponytail and she had on a black and red Riverview High sweatshirt. "Is this the same place?"

I walked over and smiled. "It is. Over the years, my family upgraded and restored the original Hamilton Manor. My grandparents left it to me in their will. When my grandfather died over the summer, it passed tome."

She gasped. "That's amazing. Well, not the part about your grandfather, but that you can actually walk in the same places your ancestors did all those years ago."

That was one of the things I loved about my house. "I couldn't agree more. My grandfather used to tell me stories about it when I was growing up. And I always dug around the yard, hoping to find something. Sometimes, I did — mainly old tools. Most of them were put in the history museum." We'd just wrapped up lessons about the Civil War, and I'd wanted to show my students what life was like afterward. Unfortunately, a lot of the Hamilton belongings were destroyed during that time.

"Who are these people to you?" Kylie asked, holding up one of the pictures. "On the back, it says Andrew and Mary Adeline Hamilton."

The photo brought a smile to my face. "I was hoping someone would ask." She handed me the picture, and I held it up for everyone to see. "My grandfather told me the story of these two, right before he died. Andrew Hamilton was a wealthy steel tycoon who took a fancy to my fifth great-grandmother, Mary Adeline."

Kylie raised her hand. "Isn't your name Adeline?"

I laughed. "It is. As you know, my family members are huge history buffs, so I know Mary Adeline was a popular woman in her time. When my grandfather told my mother about her and how much he loved the name, she couldn't wait to use it when she had a daughter of her own." I passed it to a group of students who wanted to look at it. "From what I've been told, Andrew's family didn't approve of Mary Adeline. He was forced to give up his inheritance when he decided to marry her." Gasps erupted around the room.

"What happened after that?" Kylie asked. "Why didn't they want them to get married?"

"She didn't come from wealth, like the Hamiltons. I guess my great-grandfather's parents thought she only wanted him for the money. According to their marriage records, they stayed together for seventy-eight years, and had five children."

"You're not going to catch me giving up my money for a girl," Liam called out, shaking his head. A couple of the girls threw paper balls at him and he laughed. "What? No woman out there's going to want a man who's broke."

I couldn't help but laugh. Walking to the front of the classroom, I turned to address the class. "Money doesn't matter, Liam. It can't buy you love. Speaking of which, did you know that your family, the Blairs, and the Hamiltons have been connected for centuries?"

His eyes widened. "How so? Are you saying we're related?"

"If we are, it's distant," I said. "In my grandfather's belongings, I found a lot of Blairs in the registries. I've tried finding out more, but the Blair family didn't keep up with their history like we have. Although, I'm pretty sure you're part of the original Blairs. My best friend is marrying your cousin this weekend and I know he's one of them."

He snorted and rolled his eyes. "I know. The wedding is all my family is talking about."

The picture of my great-grandparents was handed back to me and I couldn't help but stare at it. Their faces had faded over time, but I could still see them as clear as day, even though the picture was over a century old. They were proof that true love existed.

She glanced at the clock. "All right, class is almost over. Please pass the pictures up front." The class broke into conversation, with some talking to their neighbors about their own family history, and as soon as the pictures were collected, the bell rang. "Have a wonderful winter break, everyone. See you in two weeks."

They all raced out of the classroom, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I loved teaching, but I loved my breaks as well — needed them, really. And Christmas was my favorite time of the year.

Once my desk was straightened, I packed up my things. Before I could walk out the door, my phone beeped with an incoming text from my best friend.

Jessica: I have a surprise for you tonight.

I knew exactly what she was alluding to.

Me: Please don't tell me you're trying to set me up again?

Jessica: He's cute! You'll like him. Besides, don't you want a date for my wedding?

She had a point, but I also didn't want to look desperate. I was thirty and single. It's not like I couldn't get a date on my own. There'd been plenty of men over the years; I'd just never fallen in love with any of them. Releasing a weary sigh, I texted her back.

Me: Fine, I'll meet him. See you at the party tonight.

CHAPTER 2

WILLIAM

"Do you have everything all packed up and ready to go?" My father's voice echoed around my office from the phone speaker. I was running out of time to get to the airport for my flight.

I stared at my desk, covered in paperwork. Once I sorted it out, I'd be on my way across the country to Asheville, North Carolina — my hometown. "I'm almost done."

"And you think your partner will be able to handle the load on his own?"

I chuckled. "No doubt at all. Noah puts in more hours than me, and that's saying something. I bet he'll be working on Christmas day."

"Like you?" my father countered. I could hear the disappointment in his tone.

"Oh, come on. You used to do the same thing. I remember countless Christmas mornings where you were shut up in your office, while Trent and I opened presents."

He blew out a sigh. "And not a day goes by when I don't regret that. I don't want to see you follow in my footsteps, son."

"It doesn't matter anyway." I sorted through the paperwork. "I'm not married, and I don't have any kids. Working over the holidays isn't a bigdeal."

"Just make sure to take time out of your schedule to come over for dinner. Your move back to Asheville means a lot to me and your mother. I know you have a life you're leaving because of me."

Even through the phone, I could hear his pain. I'd moved to California seven years ago to expand Blair Realty, and it was now one of the top firms on the West Coast. The East Coast used to be the same way, until all those years of working endlessly caught up to my father. He wasn't able to keep up with the times.

"It's not a big deal, Dad. I'll stay for a few years and get Blair Realty back on the map, then I'll move back to California."

"All right, Son." He sounded tired and worn out.

My mother had told me his health was slowly deteriorating, but I never paid attention to it until now. It was sounding more and more like a smart idea for me to go home. My father might not have been around much when I was a boy, but I still had a lot of fond memories.

Looking around my office, I'd be lying if I said I spent less than ninety percent of my time inside these walls. Then the realization that I'd been acting just as my father had was like a slap in the face, and reality set in hard.

"Dad?" I sat down at my desk and fiddled with a paper clip. "Remember when we used to play cards?"

"How could I forget?" Even though I couldn't see him, I could tell there was a smile on his face.

"After Trent's wedding, I'll have to fly to California for a couple of days to get the rest of my things, but when I move back, I want us to have a poker night."

He chuckled, and it was the first time I'd heard him laugh in weeks. "Sounds good, Son. I look forward to it."

"Good. I'll see you tonight for the rehearsal. My plane will be in around six."

"Be safe, and we'll see you then." We said our goodbyes and I finished cleaning out my desk. Once everything was settled, I stood in front of the windows and stared out over the San Francisco Bay. I was going to miss California, but a part of me couldn't wait to get back to Asheville; even if I did try to convince myself otherwise.

"Mr. Blair?" Jeanine's voice came through the speaker.

I walked over to the phone and pressed the button. "Yes?"

"You have a phone call on line one. It's your brother."

"Thanks. I'll get it." Line one flashed and I pushed it. "Trent, what's up?"

"Hey, man. I wanted to make sure your flight was still on schedule."

"As far as I know," I said, closing my briefcase.

"Great. So, how does it feel leaving the awesome Cali life behind you?"

I glanced back out the window at the bay. "I'll miss it. San Francisco is much larger than Asheville. It'll take some getting used to when I get home. But the biggest question right now is, how do you feel, knowing you're getting married tomorrow?"

He burst out laughing. "Not too bad. You should try it yourself someday."

I scoffed. "Doubt it. I haven't had a relationship last longer than a month."

"That's sad, brother. You should get out more and put yourself first for once."

"So I've been told." I'd tried dating and that was exactly what numerous women had said to me over the years.

"Is that Will?" Jessica asked in the background. She was Trent's fiancée. I'd met her several times over the years, when they'd fly out to California to visit me. I was happy to be the best man in their wedding.

Trent chuckled. "Hold up. Jessica wants to talk to you."

Moving away from the window, I sat back down at my desk.

"Hi, Will!"

Hearing her excitement made me smile. My brother was a lucky man. "Hey, Jess. What's up?"

"First off, I'm super happy you're moving back to town. But it got me thinking that you might be interested in meeting some of my people when you get here. That way, you'll have a friend or two to hang out with when you move back for good this week."

Judging by the sound of her voice, something was up. I had a feeling I already knew what it was. "Who is she?"

She cleared her throat. "My best friend, Adeline. I'm sure you've seen pictures of her."

"Doesn't she have blonde hair?" If I remembered correctly, she was a beautiful woman.

"Yep. I'm texting you a picture of her."

My cell phone buzzed, and I opened the text. It was a picture of Jessica and Adeline, with their arms around each other's shoulders and the same red scarf wrapped around them. How in the world was a woman like her still single?

"I'm surprised she's not dating anyone," I said.

Jessica snorted. "The same could be said about you."

"Time is my problem, Jess. I never have enough of it to date anyone."

"That's going to change. Christmas is coming up. You'll have plenty of time to spend it with family and friends. Besides, when it's the right person, you'll make time for them."

"You're not going to win this, Will," Trent spoke up. "Might as well say you'll meet Adeline and see where it goes."

Truth was, I wanted to meet her. "Fine. When I get into town, you can introduce us."

Jessica squealed. "Yay. I can't wait to tell her."

Glancing down at my watch, it was almost time to go. "All right, you two, I have to get off here, so I can get to the airport."

"Go," Trent said. "Text me when your plane lands and I'll drive up to the gate to pick you up."

"Will do. See you in a few hours."

I hung up and a soft knock sounded on my door, followed by Jeanine's muffled voice. "Mr. Blair?"

"Come in." She opened the door, looking sheepish. "Is everything okay?"

She closed the door and lowered her voice. "There's a man here who wants to speak to someone about selling his land, but Noah's in his office with Peter Drake."

Peter Drake was one of our top clients. I wasn't about to interfere on that meeting. I looked at my clock again; I had about twenty minutes before I needed to leave. "No worries. I'll talk to the guy and see what all is going on. I can probably get it done before I leave for the airport."

She cleared her throat. "I'm not so sure about that."

My head jerked up. "Why?"

"Because it's Stan Whitfield, owner of Whitfield properties."

The man owned twice the land Peter Drake had; this account would be massive. My conscience warred within me. A part of me knew I had to leave for the airport, but the other part knew that taking on Stan Whitfield would be huge for Blair Realty. It was a tough decision, but it had to be made.

Taking a deep breath, I stood up straight. "Please send him in." She nodded and started for the door. "And if you don't mind," guilt settled in my chest, "will you please find me another flight to Asheville? It doesn't look like I'll be making it in time."

CHAPTER 3

ADELINE

When I walked into the country club, Jessica rushed over and grabbed my arm. Her auburn hair fell in curls past her shoulders, and she had on a dark green sweater that complimented her milky skin. Although, she looked paler than usual. "I need some wine. How about you?"

"Sounds good to me." I giggled. "Got the pre-wedding jitters, do we?"

She snorted. "I didn't think it'd hit me like this."

We walked through the ballroom, which was already decorated for the wedding. Poinsettias lined the walls, and garland draped from all corners of the ceiling, entwined with lights. If I was ever to get married, I'd want a Christmas wedding.

We hurried over to the bar and the bartender poured us each a glass of white wine. Jessica slammed hers and set it down, nodding to the bartender for another.

"Where's Trent?" I asked, glancing around the room. I could only see her parents and her wedding planner, Margaret.

Jessica tried to hide her smile and failed. "He's at the airport, picking up his brother and one of his cousins."

"Oh, you mean the same brother I'm walking up the aisle with?"

She nodded, her grin growing wider. "And the same man I want you to meet. I still can't believe we never ran into them growing up."

Rolling my eyes, I took a sip of wine. "That's because they're a couple years older than us and went to different schools. Besides, doesn't Trent's brother live in California now? The last thing I need is a long-distance relationship, especially with someone who lives on the opposite side of the country."

"It just so happens that Will is moving back here this week. He's coming in for the wedding, then going back for a couple of days to get the rest of his things. He's excited to meet you."

I tossed back the rest of my wine. "Great," I replied sarcastically.

With brows furrowed, she pulled me over to a vacant corner, away from the bartender. "Please don't be like that. I want you to have fun and meet new people. Life isn't always about history books."

"In mine it is," I said with a wink.

She shook her head and laughed. "You're too much."

We walked over to the other side of the country club, where the party was going to be this evening. Her and her fiancé had decided to have a huge shindig for all their friends, instead of separate parties. I couldn't blame them for that. There were plenty of canceled weddings as a result of wild and crazy bachelor/bachelorette parties.

I snuck a carrot off a vegetable tray, just as more people walked through the door, including the other two bridesmaids, Jessica's younger sisters, Alexis and Bridgette. They all had the same auburn hair.

Jessica nudged me with her elbow. "I'll be right back. Once Trent gets here, we'll go through the rehearsal, and then, party it up."

I grabbed another carrot. "Sounds good to me."

While Jessica conversed with all her people, I sat down at one of the tables overlooking the golf course.

"Sitting by yourself?"

I turned to see Margaret's smiling face. Margaret Grant was the wedding planner — a middle-aged woman with short, curly brown hair and brown eyes. She always had a glow about her, and was very sweet. If I ever got married, I'd want her to be my wedding planner. It was a shame that was probably never going to happen.

"You can join me." I patted the seat next to me.

Margaret brushed her hands down her black pants and sat down. Her red jacket looked festive, with a sprig of mistletoe wrapped in ribbon, and tiny white and red berries pinned to it.

I nodded toward the plant. "You must love mistletoe. Every time I see you, you're wearing it."

(Continues…)



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belllla 9 months ago
Christmas love story from Adeline and Wiliam. It is a bit unusual love story because there is some kind of time traveling and then remembering the past. I am not in history love stories they are not my cup of tea, and almost whole story happens in the past. Toward the end, it all comes back in present. Adelin and William are ok characters but is hard to really get to know them because we see them in two completely different environment-time, past and the present. Overnight can we say that William suddenly changes from overachiever into a guy that wants a commitment and family. Adeline stays more or the less the same she is funny and had in the past funny moments. When she comes back in to present although knowing that William is the same has difficulty to accept him. INteresting, different Christmas story. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
KristieK 10 months ago
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe By: L.P. Dover ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K A touch of Christmas magic like only L.P. Dover can deliver, this is a truly sweet love story perfect for the holidays… Adeline Hamilton has a deep love for history, especially her own family history that is so rich in her hometown. Following her deep appreciation for the subject, Adeline even teaches history at the local high school, hoping to pass on her love for it to the next generation. Her belief in love is not as solid, since she is the last of her friends to remain single with the upcoming wedding of her best friend. On the eve of the wedding, Adeline finds herself whisked away to the past, thrust into a different world where everything is different. While living history in 1865, she meets the man of her dreams…and falls head over heels in love. When her dream comes to an end, and she returns to her own time, the feeling of loss is overwhelming. Will Adeline find love again with the man of her dreams? Holy Christmas time travel, Batman!! This was such an amazing story of love, loss, and the power of Christmas magic. I absolutely loved every word, every paragraph, every chapter of this book! L.P. Dover takes you on a wonderful journey through the past and the present, and demonstrates just how enduring love truly is. Something that can stand the test of time, and endure through it all. An incredible and unique storyline and plot, executed with precision, heart, and so much love. This book truly takes you away. The characters are awesome. Each one their own person, with personality, heart, and soul to rival any flesh and blood person I know. Ms. Dover has created a classic tale of Christmas love and magic that will endure for years to come. Kristie K
froggy29532DC 10 months ago
It Must've Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover was a great book about romance, love and Christmas magic. William Blair is a workaholic at his family's real estate company and Adeline Hamilton is a history teacher who really loves her job, after all she really loves history. These two are thrown together at Adeline's best friends wedding, or did they meet years ago, or was it only in their dreams? I loved this book and the way the author described places, events and people, made me feel if I was right there in the middle of things. And then there is Margaret, she comes and goes quickly but she seems to always be around when needed. I give this little book five magical mistletoe stars, and highly recommend it to anyone who loves romance!
CeeCeeHouston 10 months ago
Cute Holiday Romance It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe was my first ever book by L.P. Dover and was a lovely, endearing Christmas themed romance. It was wonderfully written, and conjured up delightful images of times past with Adeline’s dream time driven romance with William in 1865. When she meets him, it’s like she already knows him. William feels the exact same way, and even though he’s never made time for love or romance before, it seems fate has other ideas. Will the past make the present a reality or are dreams just that? Dreams. Grab a comfy chair, your favorite tipple and settle in with It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe to find out.
Jennifer_e911 10 months ago
This is a Christmas story, but more so, it is probably the most unique spin I've ever read on a second chance romance.  Both Adeline and William are convinced love is not for them.  He lives in California, but is moving back to the east coast to take over his family's business.  She is a high school history teacher in his home town.  She is also the best friend of his brother's fiancé.  With the wedding looming, Adeline has a dream where she slips into the past, as one of her ancestors.  This story is a very sweet love story, and the interesting spin the author puts on the book kept me hooked.  Will is so amazing with Adeline, throughout the book, despite his misgivings prior to meeting her.  Adeline's enthusiasm for all things historical and Christmas is inspiring, and had me smiling.  Their love at first sight was truly beautiful to see.  There is so much to recommend this book, that it would take forever to go through it all, but it really is one of the best Christmas stories I've read in a while.  I totally enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
SusanReads1 10 months ago
A little history, a bit of mystery and the magic of mistletoe. This delightful story ties together the past and the present in a big bow of heartfelt Christmas spirit and joy of the season. The imagery of the author’s writing is breathtaking! Her perfectly crafted story created such a crisp mental image of visual pageantry that I felt like I was time traveling. It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe has all the elements of the best Hallmark movies. The movie will forever live in my heart and evoke all of the best feelings of Christmas!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
3.75 stars--IT MUST’VE BEEN THE MISTLETOE by L.P.Dover is a stand alone, contemporary/ time travel/historical clean, paranormal romance story line that follows thirty year-old high school history teacher Adeline Hamilton as she ventures between the present and the past in search of her happily ever after. With her best friend’s Christmas wedding only days away Adeline struggles as the lone single female amongst her tight knit group of friends until a Christmas ‘angel’ beckons Adeline into the past, 1865 to be exact, where she will meet her future and the man who will steal her heart. Enter thirty three year-old, real estate billionaire William Blair, the groom’s brother, whose own journey to 1865 finds our hero falling in love with a woman he will soon forget. What ensues is the quick building romance between our leading couple that will span hundreds of years culminating in not one but two declarations of love, in this life and the last. IT MUST’VE BEEN THE MISTLETOE is a sweet story; a clean romance involving magical mistletoe, a fairy godmother-like Christmas angel, time-travel dreaming, and a happily ever after. The premise is endearing; the characters are perfect and charming; the romance is cloyingly sweet, almost toothache inducing but, never the less, enjoyable and sentimental.
Laura_F 10 months ago
This book was so unique. Sweet contemporary, historical, with a healthy dose of Christmas magic thrown in. Adeline has never been lucky in love so she focuses on being an awesome high school history teacher and helping her best friend get married. When an unbelievably realistic dream transports her back to the 1800s and has her meeting the love of her life, she starts to change her mind about love being for her. Adeline and William fall for each other in the 1800s but when the present shows up again, they have to find their way back to each other. I read a lot of holiday stories around Christmastime and this one is so unlike anything I have ever read. I'm not a huge fan of historical romance but the periods of the book that took place in the past were so interesting and made me think that I might have to revisit my stance on not reading historicals. This book has me believing in the powerful magic of love and mistletoe. I am really in the mood for all things Christmas after reading this book! *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Rhondaz 10 months ago
5 BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS STARS!! This book is perfect for the Christmas season, beautiful, sweet with all the feels. Adeline and William's story was perfectly written and gave me goosebumps. I love L.P. Dover's books and this one is so different, but as always a 5 star read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
KindleKat64 10 months ago
Hands down my favorite Christmas romance ever!! I wish there were more than 5 stars to give, I truly do! Reading it will make you believe in the magic of Christmas. The story itself is imaginative and amazing and is so beautifully written with characters who are so real and lovable. The sweetness of Adeline and William's love story will melt your icicles. The collision of past and present set during Christmastime is just absolutely perfect! If you are looking for a new holiday romance to add to your must read list every year, look no further! I would love it if this book was made into a movie! Maybe Hallmark or Passionflix can make that happen.
ErinMT 10 months ago
When deciding if I’m going to give a book I like a 4 or a 5 star rating, there are two simple questions I have to ask: 1) would I read it again, and 2) do I get angry every time I have to put it down because I’m at a part where I HAVE to find out what’s going to happen next. In this book, it was a definite yes to both! I swear with every page turn, I was sure the author was going to throw that dreaded curtain, where Adeline finally wakes up. Although it was written in a way where you were pretty sure it wouldn’t happen until after Christmas, there was no guarantee. I was also DYING to see when/if we found out that William was having the same dream. She was a sneaky one on that subject, Ms. Dover was. However, every moment of the book was well drawn out, and well worth the wait – not too much waiting, but not rushed, either. One thing I’ve always loved about all of L.P. Dover’s books is the way she can paint any scenery (have you read the Forever Fae series?! My first love, and WOW! Even a completely made up world was gorgeous). In this book, I’ll be honest...I couldn’t imagine what 1865 would look like on my own. However, just a few minutes in, and I had the perfect image in my head of how they lived, and how much her town had transformed. I was ready to travel back into a beautiful, snowy Christmas in a time with no cars, few buildings, no electronics, and just lots of people actually interacting face to face! I did wonder here and there about some of the words Adeline used, and that they might be a little too current day for 1865. She did mention she wished she had read more from that time to talk the right way, but no one seemed to respond when she spoke in a way that would be “normal” today – other than the occasional mention that she’s different than most, but in a good way. Again, I don’t know enough about the time period, so maybe it wasn’t as different as I would assume. Overall, this was a sweet romance with a fun historical twist. It was a quick, light read, and although your pretty sure how everyone will end up, you’re not sure how they’ll get there, and there were more surprises in that process than I expected, which I really enjoyed. I would definitely read it again if I’m looking for warm and fuzzy, and would definitely recommend it for a love-filled (both romantic and familial love) Christmas read – especially for the little surprise from the author at the end, AFTER the story is over! ;-)
Amanda_H12 11 months ago
Don't hesitate to buy this book. ILOVED THIS BOOK and you will too!! This book was such an enjoyable book to read. It surprised me with events that transpired and I loved that about this book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but I really felt like I got to know the characters in the story and loved learning more about them. I wasn't ready for the book to be over and want more!! It's such a fun loving Christmas story that you will enjoy reading! You feel like you are back in time living with these characters. You will believe in Christmas magic by the time you finish this book!!
Stalker2014 11 months ago
Wow what a way to meet the love of your life. Could not put this book down. Adeline is one amazing woman. William is one hot man. They have a instant connection. They are instantly drawn together. They fit each other perfectly. Loved the twists in this story. A must read. Amazingly written.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was given and ARC for an honest review. When I started this book I was going in blind. I had no idea what it would be about because I never read the blurb. I love L.P. Dover and everything she writes so I figured I couldn't go wrong. And... I was right!!!! This was a feel good love story with a modern/history time frame. It had a little Christmas magic also. So, if you like cute, romantic Christmas love stories, read this book!! You will not regret it.
Toored 11 months ago
Do you believe in Magic? Christmas Magic, history and romance are all rolled into one in this new book by L.P. Dover. I love all of L.P.'s books and this one just jumped to the top of the list. This is a wonderful book filled with Christmas magic and a walk through the past to find romance. The story line makes you believe in the magic of mistletoe. I loved the detail of the walk through a time past and the pure, simple romance that it invokes. The main characters Adeline and William are both very lively people in the past and the present and prove that true love does last through the ages. A must read this holiday season!!