crownoflaurel's review

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hopeful slow-paced

3.0

wyvernfriend's review

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3.0

The Once upon idea kinda falls flat but the stories aren't bad.
 
The first story "On a Winter's Eve" by Louise Allen is a story of a showbound Christmas with an escaped turkey. Features a clever woman who made money despite her spendthrift husband, and pretending to be poor to try to avoid a marriage for her cash not her self, which almost backfires.
 
Marriage Made at Christmas by Sophia James is all about a mistaken identity and assumption, with a side order of tortured childhood past.  Could possibly have been better as a full book, well spiced with crazy though.
 
Cinderella's Perfect Christmas by Annie Burrows, not sure if he was poor or beset upon.  Man intrudes on Cinderella/ Alice Waverly who is enjoying time off from dealing with her demanding family to have a well-earned rest with two of the servants when Captain Jack Grayling hammers on the door with two children.  There felt like a lot of things were unresolved by the end.
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