Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Candlelight Courting by Joyce DiPastena, Book Review


Blurb from the novella:

When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.

What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.
Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.

My Review:

Joyce DiPastena does a beautiful job of bringing the reader straight into the medieval times and into Meg's world!  The descriptions of her home made me feel like I was right there watching the events unfold.  I loved how Meg called herself Christina because she had already committed herself to become a nun.  She was such a strong-willed character!  Even though it is a short story, I felt like I came to know Meg and Burthred.  Both of them had secrets they were keeping and by candlelight they discovered them!  A Candlelight Courting is romantic and has some drama in it as well!  There is a nice twist at the end that I appreciated and my only complaint would be that the story ended!  Four and a half stars!  

You can pick up A Candlelight Courting via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Happy Reading!!!

I received this book for free.  This is my honest review.

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