Title: Snowdrop Cookie Wishes
Author: Laura Strickland
Genre: Holiday Romance, Historical Romance
It's been a difficult year in Lissi Johansen's sixteenth-century Danish village. As Christmas approaches, she longs for holidays past when her parents visited their neighbors, distributing cookies and good wishes to all. She hopes to bake a single batch of her mama's Snowdrop Cookies and tuck a gift of magic wishes inside. But she will need help to make the miracle come true.
Miller Ole Andersen is barely hanging on after the loss of his wife and child to the plague. When Lissi begs him for a measure of flour, he's won over by her warmth and generous spirit. He never suspects the events that follow will teach him about the limitless capacity of the heart, or that wishes given away can sometimes be the most magical of all.
When is a cookie more than a cookie? When one is baked with hope in it! A refreshing and surprisingly positive story set in the time of the Black Plague. If there ever was a template for how society should come back from this pandemic, it is this book.
The book tells a remarkable tale that simply makes hope the key to life. There is such a truism in this. One cannot expect to get through many days or even want to get out of bed without hope. The characters of Lissi and Ole are great. Mitte is a gem too. One doesn't have to think too hard to see Mitte as the Emma Allen of this book.
Well written and balanced in its approach, the reader really feels for Lissi on her journey back from the darkness. A story that will warm the heart this holiday season. Recommended to everyone who likes a touching Christmas tale. This just happens to take place nearly 500 years ago. Great to read while eating your favorite cookies!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Multi-award-winning author Laura Strickland delights in time traveling to the past and searching out settings for her books, be they Historical Romance, Steampunk or something in between. Her first Scottish Historical hero, Devil Black, battled his way onto the publishing scene in 2013, and the author never looked back. Nor has she tapped the limits of her imagination. Venturing beyond Historical and Contemporary Romance, she created a new world with her ground-breaking Buffalo Steampunk Adventure series set in her native city, in Western New York. Married and the parent of one grown daughter, Laura has also been privileged to mother a number of very special rescue dogs, and is intensely interested in animal welfare. These days while she's writing, you can always find her latest rescue, Lacy, nearby. Her love of dogs, and her lifelong interest in Celtic history, magic and music, are all reflected in her writing. Laura's mantra is Lore, Legend, Love, and she wouldn't have it any other way.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N