Book Review | Five and Dime Christmas

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Five and Dime Christmas by Cynthia Hickey, Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, & Christina Lorenzen.

Book Blurb

Christmas Is a Time for Romance at a 1880s Department Store
Visit Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1881 where the Woodworth’s Five and Dime has become the center of Christmas commerce—and a great place to fall in love.
A Merry Little Christmas by Susanne Dietze
Woolworth’s store clerk Hattie Scott’s heart is touched by a handsome customer, but when she takes on additional secretarial work to earn money for Christmas, she learns her new boss is Englishman Timothy Branson—her favorite customer. . .and a threat to her brother’s job! Can two proud hearts overcome their differences to help her brother. . .and find love?
A Home for Christmas by Patty Smith Hall
Essie Banfield doesn’t need money but welcomes the challenges of working a job where she meets a minister and six little boys who inspire Christmas wishes. But will Pastor Max Warner trust that she is more than just a socialite with charitable intentions?
The Light of Christmas by Christina Lorenzen
A job is the only thing independent orphan Lizzie Miller needs, and Henry Kimball is singularly focused on proving his success outside the family business. But could the lure of an old-fashioned family Christmas bring them together?
Lunch with Maggie by Cynthia Hickey
Maggie Larson works the lunch counter where she befriends a girl who’s lonely father delivers milk each Friday. Friday’s noon hour becomes the highlight of Maggie’s week, but after being left at the altar, she closed her heart to love and to God. Will Seth Jamison be able to unlock her heart?

From Goodreads

Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. 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.

Five and Dime Christmas is a collection of four historical romance novellas by authors Cynthia Hickey, Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, & Christina Lorenzen.

I love Christmas novellas and I especially love ones that are historical romances, so this collection was a wonderful read. I liked how all four stories took place at the same time, yet did not overlap and spoil one another.

It’s difficult to pick a favorite. I loved all four and the main characters in each. The four women who worked at the Five and Dime each had their own set of difficulties, from money troubles to physical limitations, but the women also had goals, which didn’t include a husband. Until four certain men entered their lives.

How everything worked out for the four women, you’ll have to read for yourselves. I highly recommend that you do! This was a delightful peek into the 1881 Five and Dime, and four of the women who worked there.

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