Sunday, December 2, 2018

Review Tour: Christmas Angel (The Christmas Angel #1) by Eli Easton

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Exclusive to Amazon and Available to borrow with Kindle Unlimited 

Length: 25,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

The Christmas Angel Series

Summerfield's Angel - Kim Fielding -  Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician's Angel - Jordan L. Hawk - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming - L.A. Witt - Amazon US | Amazon UK
A Soldier's Wish - N.R. Walker - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel - Anyta Sunday - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince - RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK

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.

Dani's review:

This is the first story, the story of how the angel came to be. It’s also the story of Alec, an artist and sculptor, and John, one of the Bow Street Runners (London’s first police force founded by Judge Fielding in 1749).

Filled with pain and despair, Alec almost ends his life, but a ephemeral woman with golden red hair tells him that his days aren’t over, that there’s joy to be found yet. Alec later carves the likeness of this  woman into the figure of an angel that he gifts to a man not worthy of Alec’s affection. But when Alec falls, he falls forever.

John Trent is smart and tough; he catches criminals and solves mysteries. When he finds a statue of an angel floating in the Thames, he tracks down her owner and returns the lifelike angel to Alec. But the angel finds John again, which John takes as a sign. Besides, he’s grown quite fond of demure, polite Alec, whose quite self-possession makes John weak in the knees.

John begins courting Alec, bringing him small gifts and asking him out for an evening stroll. This was positively adorable and made my heart feel all warm and gooey.

I also loved John’s diverse group of friends, including his cheerful, welcoming landlady and her long-suffering husband, a mildly snooty but sweet-at-heart painter named Dante, and a lonely older gentleman who’s been mired in guilt and regret. The ChristmasEve John and Alec spend together at John’s lodging house is a true joy, something lovely and pure and true.

When John first meets Alec, Alec has taken a vow of celibacy. But John doesn’t see physical love as something weak but as something beautiful. The one steamy scene between the men is sexy in a subdued way, but—considering Alec’s initial hesitation and shame—I think the passion could been turned up a notch.

While the story ends with a tentative HEA, it lacks an epilogue. This was disappointing, but it didn’t diminish the power of this holiday romance. Magic isn’t found in grand gestures and fancy clothes but a juicy, red apple and the touch of his lips against yours.

** A free copy of this book was provided by the tour organizer in exchange for an honest review. **

About Eli

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.

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