A Christmas in the Alps continues Melody Carlson’s trend of writing a short and sweet book to come out just before Christmas. If you go into it expecting this, you will not be disappointed. You might be charmed by the characters and or the setting of the story. This is truly a book designed for a nice and easy read without too much drama. Romantics will swoon and feel they have enjoyed an evening or two with a simple romance.
The main premise of the story involves a woman named Simone who is traveling to France to uncover some family history and hopefully find some healing. She encounters a man named Kyle on the flight over and he helps her start on her emotional recovery journey. The story follows an expected path and the readers will get the outcome they expect. That is the purpose of these cozy Christmas reads.
It is nice to have a short book in which the author does not try to take on more than can be covered in its pages. The story is a complete standalone tale that ties up all of the plot lines and leaves readers satisfied and pleased. If you are a reader who prefers unrest and unanswered questions in your stories, you might want to pick something edgier. This is perfect for those wanting a quick feel-good holiday read.
Review of an Advanced Reader Copy provided by the Publisher
Sex/Nudity: Non-married characters kiss and embrace.
Death of family members
Alcohol bottles are present in a home; a family had a vineyard once.