It’s Yuletide at Conall Castle.
Christmas is quickly approaching, and Adelle is determined to make this Christmas the best one Conall Castle has ever seen, but loneliness haunts her. Love for her daughter sent her into the past, but she’d not expected the isolation she would feel. A former socialite and serial dater, she finds that her current age seems much older in the seventeenth century than it did in the twenty-first. She resigns herself to the fact that she will remain single for the rest of her days. At least until an unexpected visitor arrives at the castle.
Hew Moray has spent the last twenty years all alone, only leaving his isolated home once a year to pay homage to the wife he lost long ago. When a winter storm causes him to seek shelter at the castle where his sister lives, he meets the first lass since his beloved Mae to make his heart flutter in his chest once again. Will he be able to release himself from his past grief to allow another love to enter his life? If he does, will his love be returned?
(Blurb from Goodreads)
A Conall Christmas is a novella that is part of a series, and I received it in a swag bag from a conference I attended, so I read it as a stand alone. I didn’t have much trouble following along. The one thing I still am not clear on is the time travel; can it be done so many times without ill effects, etc?
I loved how this novella’s main characters were a generation older than I’m used to reading about; they were grandparents! Both Hew and Adelle think that their love life is over, until they meet each other.
It’s really sweet to see how attraction between the two make them so shy.
At less than ninety pages, this Christmas novella is one to read if you’re a fan of historical romance, with a little time travel mixed in.
***I received this book for free in a swag bag from a conference I attended.***