Novella Review for “A Christmas Love Redeemed” by Alison Stewart

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“A Christmas Love Redeemed” by Alison Stewart is a novella that I was accepted to review last year from Netgalley… I’m not the best at reviewing my Netgalley books in a timely manner😬 I’m so irritated with myself, though, because this was a great story! This is technically a novella but it’s really more of a short story. Since it is so short, I’m going to keep this review spoiler free.

🔥I like to give a heat level rating for all books with romance. If you’re curious about my rating system, you can check it out here.

Synopsis:

Once, on Christmas Day, she sacrificed her heart to save his life. Now, after nine years, will a single glance spark the fire of redemption?

February 1816

Fabien, Comte de Mont Clair, once a highly decorated officer of the exiled Napoleon, cuts a dashing swathe through a London society ball, his eyes only for the glittering ladies of the ton. His heart jolts at the sight of a woman sitting in a shadowed corner. Not just any woman, but one he would have once given the world for.

For Hannah, Lady Maxwell, catering to the spoiled darlings of the ton as a humble chaperone is nothing compared to the pain she suffered at the hands of her late husband. Alone and impoverished, she is a person of no consequence but once, a long time ago, she sacrificed her world for the dashing Comte de Mont Clair. Now all she can do is hope that he may glance her way…

My Thoughts:

  • Rating- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Heat Level- 🔥

My only true complaint with “A Christmas Love Redeemed” is that it’s not long enough. As I said above, it’s more of a short story than a novella, which is unfortunate. Don’t get me wrong, Stewart does an excellent job of setting up a romantic historical story… I just loved it so much that I wanted more.

However, even though the story wasn’t long, there was enough detail and character development. I felt sorry for Hannah and couldn’t help but root for her because she was so likable. Her adult life was one disappointment after the other and I just wanted her to finally get her happy ending.

As for Fabien, he had slightly less depth than Hannah so while I did enjoy his character, I wasn’t as invested in his part of the story. Overall though, I really enjoyed this novella and found it to be extremely well written.

Final Thoughts:

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to read during the holiday season, I don’t think you’d regret buying this sweet Christmas romance. I’m really interested to read more by Alison Stewart now and I’m going to make that a priority in 2022. As always, I’d love to know what you’re reading right now! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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