A dozen fine romances for 12 days of Christmas
My True Love Gave To Me: Various Writers
This week I’d like to look back on a book that I’ve been meaning to get properly into for a few years now and with Christmas approaching, this felt like the perfect time. My True Love Gave To Me is a collection of short, winterthemed love stories by various authors, a few of whom have produced some of my favourite romance novels.
The book is absolutely beautiful and just the right length to to be read in one sitting, a common technique of mine, and to dip in and out of whichever story you choose.
I began the book expecting to prefer some stories over others but in fact, although I did have personal favourites, each tale was as wonderfully written and heartwarming as the last, spinning the reader through 12 amazing takes on a classic theme.
Because every story has a different author we are given a unique opportunity to notice and compare the different writing styles. It was a new and fantastic experience for me to read a book set out in this way.
I didn’t expect to see so many different ideas and plots in one book, particularly as they all used the same theme. I was proven blissfully incorrect as every short story was executed with a detailed, well thought out plot of its own, never one quite like the others, which made for an even better journey.
The characters were written well in the short space that each writer had and made everyone reading root for the couples they were putting forward, something that can seem so easy but often fails with a slight slip. As mentioned previously, I am familiar with other works of a lot of the names featured and there was a distinct pleasure that came from noticing similarities of style to their previous works within the book.
Without a doubt, I absolutely adore My True Love Gave To Me. The way the individuality of the authors shine through in their stories and all the adorable, and some almost haunting, moments of soft, wintry romance is sure to melt your heart.
This collection showcases many ideas and beautiful themes for the reader to choose from and enjoy with ease, all wrapped in the warm, comforting package of a new book.
My True Love Gave To Me is definitely a book to treat yourself to this Christmas, if you haven’t done so already.