Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Review: Belle, Book and Christmas Candle by Sharon Booth

Another wonderful book by Sharon Booth. This one is a little different from her others but still is firmly sited in Yorkshire's beauty and customs. The St. Clair sisters live in the town of Castle Clair; their family owns the ruined castle and other parts of the town. Sky, the youngest, tried to get away, but since she lost her job and boyfriend, she decided to take recoup her losses when a Yule invitation from her sisters brings her home. Her family has a legacy of magic, but Sky doesn't believe in it, doubting her families' beliefs. On the train home, she meets Jethro, a man who's suffered his own losses.
I do love Sky and Jethro (and Belle). Their story is filled with magic, both figuratively and literally. All the characters are well-drawn and lots of fun with great descriptions and some humorous scenes. And there's a great addition of the Celtic story of the Oak King and the Holly King. It's just my cup of tea.
This is another great story by Ms. Booth. I'm so glad this is going to be a series because I need to know what happens to the rest of the family: Star, Celeste, and Sirius. There are delicious hints scattered throughout this story, and I can't wait.