Tuesday, September 5, 2023

A ROYAL CHRISTMAS by Melody Carlson, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt #ReleaseDay

Every year I look forward to Melody Carlson’s Christmas books. I normally wait until about November to start reading them, but I just couldn’t resist this gorgeous cover! Not to mention, the book synopsis. A fairy-tale rags to riches story? I’m all in for that!

The story was just as engaging as the cover. Adelaide Smith learns she’s actually the long-lost daughter of King Maximillian V and rightful princess of Montovia. I was hooked from the very beginning and loved watching Adelaide grow into her character. Getting to know the father she never knew she had was heartwarming and bitter sweet at the same time. All the magic surrounding a royal Christmas made this story come to life for me. I read this in one sitting and came away with a happy smile on my face. Oh did I mention there’s a hint of romance? Wait until you meet Anton! I felt the sparks fly from the get-go between these two.

*I received a copy courtesy of Revell through Netgalley and was not obligated to leave a favorable review. *

BackCover Blurb:
Adelaide Smith is too busy for fairy tales. She's been working hard to put herself through law school and now that the end is in sight, she's determined to stay focused on her goals. Then she receives a letter notifying her that she has been found through a DNA registry to be a direct descendant of King Maximillian V, the ruler of a small Eastern European principality called Montovia. She's understandably skeptical. This is the stuff of cheesy made-for-TV movies, not real life.

Although the pieces of this surprising family puzzle seem too good to be true, curiosity gets the best of her. At the king's invitation, Adelaide embarks on a Christmas break trip that is chock-full of surprises, including a charming village, an opulent palace, family mysteries, royal jealousies, a handsome young member of Parliament--and the chance at a real fairy tale romance with a happily-ever-after ending.

Spend this Christmas with bestselling author Melody Carlson as she whisks you away to a royal holiday you'll never forget!

This is a satisfying quick-read story for fans of Melody Carlson and heartwarming family Christmas tales with an underlying romance brewing! 

Revell Publishing, Sept. 5, 2023
Available in digital ebook or hardcover *novella at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House

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