on November 13th 2015
Source: Kindle Unlimited
This is a novella length book.
Ariadne Daniels seems to have it all: A successful career as a pastry chef, a Victorian home in a trendy neighborhood, and her dedicated boyfriend Scott who she's been with for years.
Her life is great until the day she stops by Scott's apartment to surprise him and finds out that he's not so dedicated to her after all. Shocked and too depressed to celebrate, she decides to skip Christmas. Her best friend Jess does his part to convince her otherwise, but Ariadne's determined to wallow in her misery, at least until spring.
Life has other plans for her, however. Some helpful meddling from a new friend at a local bookstore, along with some questionable behavior on the part of Jess’s girlfriend, turn Ariadne’s ho-hum holiday plans on their head.
Ariadne Daniels favorite time of year is Christmas. This year she decided to cancel it because she found out her long-term boyfriend had been cheating on her. Her best friend Jess tries to convince her otherwise. Yet, it’s an eccentric book owner that gets involved that helps change the tide of Ariadne’s Christmas.
In an Oyster Shell – A quick read novella that will leave your heart warmed.
The Pearls – This was a cute novella. I liked the irony of the title. It comes from the bookstore that Ariadne finds down the street from her house. It’s called right under your nose. That bookstore and the owner becomes the catalyst of a lot of changes to Ariadne’s holiday. The romance between Jess and Ariadne was sweet. It’s a cozy holiday read.
The Sand- The main character could be a little off-putting at times.