Friday, December 15, 2023

Promise Me Christmas is a finalist!

                                   Thank you N.N. Light 
                                  5+ stars

"Promise Me Christmas is a heartwarming story of love and honor and keeping one’s promise, all wrapped in a medieval adventure sprinkled with humor and sweet romantic moments." 

     The nights are growing longer and the winter snows are coming—Darkenwald Castle is under siege.  
    Lord Guy Blackthorne is prepared to lay down his life for his children, his wife, and all who seek his protection. But as renegades, mercenaries, and political intrigue surround his ancient family stronghold, he’s forced to stay his hand against those who would dare to attack his fortress.  
     As supplies and hope dwindle, Lady Vespa fears Yule will not be one of good cheer, and the children shall have no gifts this year. At least she and Guy have one another, for that she is thankful. But there are few private moments to share their love, and every endeavor to satisfy their passion is interrupted when the enemy attempts to invade the castle. 
     On Christmas Eve, when a battle to the death begins, Guy faces his greatest challenge. Now Vespa’s wish for a happy Yule celebration turns to a prayer for her beloved’s safety. 

N.N. Light's review 
As enemies attack on Christmas Eve, Lord Guy prepares to die to save his family while Lady Vespa prays for her husband’s life. Will this Yule be draped in greenery or black? Promise Me Christmas is a heart wrenching medieval romance I couldn’t put down. The descriptive narration is poignant and draws the reader into the story. The setting is historically accurate. The world-building is immersive. The characters, though, are what make Promise Me Christmas a book worth reading this holiday season.
Let’s start with the characters. The characters are well-written, emotive, and right in line with the era. I connected with both Lord Guy and Lady Vespa. Such a lovely couple who finds happiness when and where they can. Even with the threat of war, their love is unwavering. The rest of the characters are expertly written.
The narration is very detailed with impressive world-building. The tone and foreshadowing speak volumes about the time period. Every scene is described down to the last detail. I found myself becoming a part of the story the more I read.
I love medieval romance and this medieval holiday romance spoke to my heart. Brilliant from start to finish, Promise Me Christmas took my breath away. I can honestly confess it’s a gem and a reread.
My Rating: 5+ stars

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