- Title: The 24 Days of Christmas
- Author: Linda Lael Miller
- Genre: Contemporary Romance; Christmas
- Published: November 2016 – Lyrical Shine
- Source: Publisher; NetGalley
Description: A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Rayner and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. Since then Addie has written herself out of her father’s will, gotten herself blacklisted as a reporter, and had her husband leave her for a younger woman. The only good decision she seems to have made is to move back home, even if Frank now owns that home and is renting the apartment over the garage to her. Not that she thinks there’s anything there. There’s no reason to get wrapped up in the holiday cheer. Because Christmas miracles are for the movies. Real life is about unexpected families—and the magic of true love—and could there be a happy ending after all? (publisher)
My take: This sweet story is a re-release of a novella previously included in No Place Like Home and Jingle All The Way. I hadn’t read either anthology so it was new to me.
The 24 days of Christmas was a quick read. It’s a second chance story about not giving up on your dreams – even dreams you didn’t know you had.
I think a novella is perfect for reading during the busy holiday season when you want to escape for a few minutes and don’t want to read anything heavy. I’m a fan of Linda Lael Miller and got exactly what I expected from this story – a nice, romantic holiday tale that was light on drama and just the perfect amount of sweetness.