“Perfect reading for in front of your tree this Christmas.”
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I always get so excited when a Julia Quinn book is coming out, I’ve yet to read a book by her which I haven’t at least liked a great deal. I was also excited about this anthology, with each author some I had read before, some of which were brand new to me all collaborating to bring us separate stories, all connected by two common threads: friendship and a lucky sixpence.

Like with most anthologies there are highs and lows, some authors style that suit me and some that I found it harder to get through. I wasn’t surprised that I really enjoyed Quinn’s novella …and a Sixpence in Her Shoe, it was delightful tale of an unconventional young woman finding just the right one eyed man for her. I devoured it.

I was surprised though that I didn’t like Laura Lee Guhrke’s offering more, I have read a few of her books in the past and have always enjoyed them. However, I really struggled to read Something Blue not because there was anything wrong with it, I confess I was just…bored by it. Sloane’s Something New and Elizabeth Boyle’s Something Borrowed although not my favourite in the anthology were both fun romantic tales that leave you feeling good and eager for the next story.

This anthology is a great read if you are looking to read some of the well known authors of Historical Romance that perhaps you haven’t had a chance to read before. Each story has its merits and you’re bound to find you fall in love with at least one of them. Perfect reading for in front of your tree this Christmas.


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  1. This is why I don’t do anthologies… I am usually only buying them to read 1 or 2 authors and am left disappointed