Novel: Summerfield’s Angel
Author: Kim Fielding
Part of Book Series: The Christmas Angel #2
Summary: After the hard winter of 1888 ended Alby Boyle’s work as a Nebraska ranch hand, he returned to New York City in search of his long-lost family. His mother and brothers are nowhere to be found, however, and after Alby’s years of absence, Five Corners no longer feels like home. His prospects seem as dim as the nighttime alleys.
When Alby pauses to admire an angel ornament in a department store window’s Christmas display, he meets Xeno Varnham-Summerfield. Wealthy, handsome, and enthusiastic, Xeno brings Alby some temporary cheer. But for Alby to achieve his dreams of love and a real home, well, that may take a bit of holiday magic.
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
I am so, so glad the second book in The Christmas Angel series was pretty great too. I absolutely love the idea of different authors writing their own version of this plot, but at the same time I was a bit wary because I am not familiar with some of these authors (one in particular I don’t like) and the first book, Christmas Angel written by Eli Easton, was great. So I was a bit fearful that the next books won’t rise up, perhaps, but I am glad to say that while I did like Easton’s story more, I liked this one as well. There are really a few small things that make me rate it less.
While the plot was great, pretty solid, and well thought through, I felt like things were advancing a little too fast at some point between the two main characters, next they came to a slower speed, and then took off again. I understood later why I thought that was happening and I have to say I would have benefited of Xeno’s point of view as well. I liked Alby, but him alone wasn’t quite enough for me since I think I actually liked Xeno a bit more, he was a ray of sunshine.
I liked Alby’s story a lot, everything made sense, the events flowed nicely and it all came together to build up this nice character. All in all, Summerfield’s Angel is a great story, I definitely enjoyed it and is, obviously, a great read for the holiday season.
I have to mention that the title is pretty clever, as in Summerfield’s angel referring to both the angel in the shop window, and Alby himself. That’s a really nice way to spin it.
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