A Christmas in the Alps: A Christmas Novella
ISBN: 0800739337
EAN13: 9780800739331
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 7, 2021
Pages: 176
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.

During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who's on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone's family's clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.

For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.

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   A short and sweet Christmas-time novella
Thanks to LibraryThing for an advance reader copy. All comments and opinions are my own.

This was a short and sweet Christmas-time novella that is just right for reading during the holidays or anytime you want to be transported to the French Alps during the winter season. I liked Simone Winthrop right from the start, even though she was afraid of flying and because of her fear had to be convinced into taking a trip to France. (Who doesn't want to go to France?)! The story begins when Simone and her best friend Andrea discover a three-year-old unopened letter addressed to Simone and written by her French great-grandmother. It urges Simone to travel to the French Alps to visit her family (of whom Simone was unaware) and hints at a treasure that has been left for her there.

Despite her fear Simone finds herself on a plane, where she meets Kyle, an attractive and friendly young man who encourages her in dealing with her flying anxiety. The rest of the novella takes place in France with many delicious dinners, tea and treats, snow and twinkling Christmas lights. Will she be able to locate her French family members? Will she discover the treasure promised her by her great-grandmother? Will she reconnect with Kyle?

While reading I advise you to reserve your critical thinking and just enjoy the story, because there are many coincidences that could have been addressed more realistically if this was a full-length novel. This was my first book by Melody Carlson, but apparently many in-the-know readers look forward to her annual Christmas novellas.