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The Christmas Spirit

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Lovely, mischievous Trudy was an elf who forever sought adventure, but this time her playful tricks had gone awry. As a wager, she had taken on human form, becoming a green eyed beauty Sir Matthew Dunstone couldn't resist. Luring him willingly into her world of magic and mist was the game at hand, but now the trick had lost a
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Published September 30th 1996 by Fawcett
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3.5 stars

I chose this as my final book for the 2014 TBR Multi-Blog challenge, which was to read a holiday story. There was the option to choose a different holiday, but hey – it’s December so I went with the obvious.

Originally published in 1996, Patricia Wynn’s The Christmas Spirit is the whimsical tale of an elf who falls in love with a human. I always like a bit of whimsy at this time of the year, and this has that quality in spades, while also being romantic and sweetly sensual.

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Carol Storm
Adorable elves, Christmas magic, Regency romance -- it's pure pleasure from start to finish!

I'm not a very religious person, and I don't usually seek out Christmas romance, unless it's one of Mary Balogh's Christmas Regencies, such as THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE or NO ROOM AT THE INN, which are a great genre unto themselves. But this story, THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT by Patricia Wynn, is truly unique.

The heroine is an elf with a Pinocchio complex -- Trudy a shy dreamer who's always wanted to enjoy the emotio
I don't usually do holiday books or fairy books, but this book was mislabeled in my library's e-book collection, and I ended up with The Christmas Spirit instead of the Patricia Wynn book I actually wanted. I started reading it without realizing it was the wrong title, and was captivated! This book is adorable; I was able to suspend disbelief completely and believe in the pixie heroine, Faye, and the rest of her funny pixie family. And I loved the tortured hero, Matthew, who was so kind and enga ...more
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Wynn was born in Houston, Texas, and earned a history degree from Rice University in 1972. She later attended the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, for her Masters, and gave up a respectable career in international banking to make an abortive attempt at entering veterinary school. Deciding to stay at home and take care of her children instead, she has dedic ...more
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