Title: Christmas Angel
Author: Eli Easton
Series: The Christmas Angel #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Historical, Holiday
Release Date: December 2, 2018
Cover Design: Meredith RussellSummary:
When John Trent, a dedicated member of the new Bow Street Runners, finds an exquisite carved angel floating in the Thames, he can’t stop thinking about it. He tracks down its creator, a sad and quiet young sculptor. But neither the angel nor the sculptor is done with John just yet. The blasted angel refuses to leave him be, behaving not at all like an inanimate object should.
Alec Allston is resigned to the fact that his love will ever be a river that flows out and never flows in. All he wanted to do was create a special gift so that a small part of himself could be with his unattainable and noble beloved, always. But when the gift keeps showing back up at his shop in the hands of a windblown and rugged thief-taker, Alec will need to reconsider his conviction that love is destined to remain an ethereal ideal.
This book is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.
The Christmas Angel Series
In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.
Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton's Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.
When John Trent found a carved angel floating in the Thames he never expected it would change his life. As a member of the Bow Street Runners he knows how to locate people and solve puzzles so locating the angel's creator is not too difficult. Once he hands the angel over to Alec Allston he figures that is the end of it but it resurfaces. It seems the angel is not done with either man. Will the angel bring happiness, holiday cheer, and possibly more to John and Alec?
First, I just want to say what an incredibly fun, clever, and creative holiday series: The Christmas Angel has the potential for so much holiday fun-ness, I haven't read them all but I can't wait to dive in to each entry. Second, Eli Easton has never created a holiday story that I didn't love and Christmas Angel is no different, she has once again proven she is a Holiday Romance Master.
I won't say too much about the story, it may be the must-have-HEA-ending that is pretty much required for holiday romances but it is the hows, whys, whens, and wheres the men face getting from point A to point Z that makes John and Alec's journey so memorable and heartwarming. As for the secondary characters residing in the boarding house where John lives, they are an eclectic bunch that will make you smile, laugh, and just feel good.
What's not to love about Christmas Angel? It ticks all my book-loving boxes: historical, romance, Christmas, drama, heat, and plenty of heart. If you normally steer well clear of anything historical, I truly implore you to give this gem a try, yes it is set in the past and the author does a spot on job of getting the era right but at the core of Alec and John's journey is the romance and their connection so you would be missing a great story if you skipped it simply because it is set in 1750s England instead of 2018. Christmas Angel is a holiday-classic-to-be and definitely one I'll be revisiting for years to come.
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.
In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.
In 2018 Eli hopes to do more of the same, assuming they reschedule the apocalypse.
The Christmas Angel by Eli Easton
Summerfield's Angel by Kim Fielding
The Magician's Angel by Jordan L. Hawk
Christmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt
A Soldier's Wish by N.R. Walker
Shrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday
Christmas Prince by RJ Scott
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