Book Review | A Holiday by Gaslight

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This fall, I was increasingly intrigued by the stories of Mimi Matthews. I hadn’t read any of her work before so when I learned she had a Christmas novella, A Holiday by Gaslight, I knew this was my chance to be introduced to a new-to-me author. I’m glad I did!

A Holiday by Gaslight is the story of Sophie Appersett, the daughter of a poor, titled family, and Edward Sharpe, a wealthy tradesman. Theirs is a courtship of convenience. Arranged for the well-being of Sophie’s family. But Sophie is having second thoughts about the whole arrangement.

I enjoyed this story. The writing and the characters pulled me in right from the start. There is a bit of language, but I found it fit with the story, adding a deeper layer to the characters who used it. And I found learning a bit more about the use of gaslights fascinating.

If you’re looking for a romance wrapped around Christmas, try A Holiday by Gaslight. Perhaps it has just the enchantment you’ll enjoy, too.

I purchased a copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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