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The Christmas Charm (Addington Trilogy #1)
by Lynn Collum
In her new trilogy, Regency favorite Lynn Collum introduces the three Addington siblings, who, having lost their family fortune in Italy, come to Britain, one by one, carrying a charm that links their hearts as they separate in search of a new home.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Zebra
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"The Christmas Charm" is a well-written story, and - although it contains often used tropes - also has the decency to chose some of my favorite ones. Unfortunately, the story lacks something... excitement, perhaps? There's no humor, and although the story is somewhat engaging - it really falls flat towards the end as the hero pushes away from the relationship that had just gotten started.
Adriana Addington has spent her entire life in Italy. When her parents die, she writes to her aunt in England. Her Aunt Vivian and their godmother, Lady Margaret, each decide to take one of the two Addington girls. (There are two more books following the Addingtons, one following Adriana's younger sister Amy and the other following their older brother, Alexander.) Adriana is sent to live as a companion to Lady Margaret. But Lady Margaret has a plan to get her grandson married... to Adriana. Her ...more
I was a little disappointed with this book. I had expected a bit more. I enjoyed the intereactions between the main characters, but they seemed to be lacking depth. There seems to be an attempt to include too much side story and not enough focus on the relationship between the main two who are supposed to be falling in love. The swiftness of the conclusion seems to leave some loose ends in my mind. I would read the other ones in the series, but I'm not too sure I'd read this one again.
Other Books in the Series
Addington Trilogy (3 books)