Amber Tate is about to lose her job at a London publishing house. And its nearly Christmas. Her boss gives her one last chance. Sadly, its the impossible task of obtaining the rights to the popular Lund Collection of fairy tales. The rights to the fairy tales are held by the authors granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused ...
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A Swedish Christmas Fairy Tale Reviews
3 1/2 stars
It's well written and flows nicely.
The story was a little bit too unbelievable and I have to say I would have wanted a bit longer ending.
As the book finishes there are a lot of unfinished threads and you kind of have to guess that they actually get together.
There are certain authors I know will take me to a place through locations and characters with a deft hand. A.E. Radley is one of those authors. Emilia and Amber weave themselves into a situation where a lie wreaks havoc and creates a bond; amazing. I felt the cold of Sweden and the damp of London. Emilia's anxiety and panic attacks were palpable as was her life inexperiences. Amber's 'slowing down' process was refreshing.
An enjoyable Christmas read.
Short and sweet
Well defined characters. Recluse meet social butterfly and, Thus let the sparks fly. The main issue had trouble with was the MC (recluse) seemingly overcoming her social phobias so quickly , "to become braver" is how it was worded , I believe. This and that way the other mc just forgave (mc) .
This was a nice christmas story... but not on par with A.E. Radley's previous books. Barely three stars.
Amber has an impossible mission just before Christmas: she needs to secure the rights to an old collection of fairy tales. The problem is that the rights are held by the granddaughter of the original author of said fairy tales - and she's a recluse who only communicates through snail mail. She also lives in Sweden.
This book was sweet, funny, stressful and satisfying. Funny because of the unexpected culture clashes (I didn't think Brits and Nordics were that different), stressful because dammit, ...more
One of the things I love about A.E. Radley's books is the uniqueness of each one. You never know what you're going to get, although you can be assured it will be good. A Swedish Christmas Fairy Tale is no different. (Some quite good authors write cookie cutter romances, and while I read and enjoy them, they are a different level than Radley's books.)
I marveled at the naivete of Emilia. Really, at times, I wondered "is this too much?" In other words, are people going to buy it? I think it was wel ...more
It was a really sweet book. Completely implausible, in the way that it would have been super absurd, inapropiate, reprehensible and worrying in the real world but works for a silly fluffy romance.