Once Upon a Christmas

Posted November 16, 2019 by thebeccafiles in / 1 Comment


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Title: Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales

Authors: Andrea Boyd, Toni Shiloh, Mikal Dawn, Angela Ruth Strong, Jaycee Weaver

Genre: Holiday Christian Fiction

Publishing Date: Oct 2, 2019

Length: 437 Pages

About the Book:

Embrace the magic of the Christmas season with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

Upon a Dream — A rare sleeping disorder keeps Talia from performing, but when Philip recognizes her gift, he’ll do whatever it takes to see her onstage.

Claim My Heart — Li Na and Colin Wen face off in a Mulan-esque courtroom battle where the real win might be losing their hearts.

A Snow White Christmas — Sheltered heiress Amala White flees her conniving stepmother’s plans and finds refuge with a handsome orchard owner and his seven quirky uncles.

Christmas Ella — Reality TV meets Cinderella story when a location director is swept off her feet by a rising star.

A Splash of Love — Las Vegas glitz meets Land of Enchantment culture in A Splash of Love, a modern twist on the Little Mermaid.

My Review:

Talk about cute! Once Upon a Christmas was an adorable little collection of fairytale retellings. I was in need of something light and fun to read and thoroughly enjoyed each one of these stories. I liked that while each was inspired by an original fairytale, they still had their own unique twists to set them apart. I adore when fairytales are tweaked in ways that give them a bigger level of realism. As someone who was a fan of the show Once Upon a Time, it felt a bit similar to the Storybrook versions of the characters and that made it a lot of fun for me. I would easily recommend this collection of novella’s for a fun and entertaining read.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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